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I have a relative in the us who is an MD and is attached to a well known hospital.....I want to know that can he write a LOR for me even if I don't do the observership?
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Did you ask him?

The LoR should be written by a doctor who has SEEN YOUR WORK closely.

If he's willing to lie and say that you worked under his supervision then that's something else.
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Did you ask him?

The LoR should be written by a doctor who has SEEN YOUR WORK closely.

If he's willing to lie and say that you worked under his supervision then that's something else.


well yes i asked him... and he is willing to write me an LOR...!!!WILL it work??
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My advice would be to do a rotation with him. You will have lots of clinical experience which you can put in your personal statement as well. Its not easy to get a clinical rotation after you graduate. You can only get observerships which have relatively lesser weightage as compared to clinical experience. If he is at a well known hospital you can work with him and the other attendings as well, and in the process you can get 2-3 LORs which would do a lot of good to your application. USCE counts a LOT!!

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I have a relative in the us who is an MD and is attached to a well known hospital.....I want to know that can he write a LOR for me even if I don't do the observership?
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My advice would be to do a rotation with him. You will have lots of clinical experience which you can put in your personal statement as well. Its not easy to get a clinical rotation after you graduate. You can only get observerships which have relatively lesser weightage as compared to clinical experience. If he is at a well known hospital you can work with him and the other attendings as well, and in the process you can get 2-3 LORs which would do a lot of good to your application. USCE counts a LOT!!

THANX A LOT! thats a great idea!!thanx a lot!...by rotation u mean hands on clinical experience????externship?? i am a graduate by the way!!

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Yeah Hands-on experience/externships. Actually if you want to get externships you have to pay a lot for that, but since you have a relative at a good place you can do it for free. There's no better thing than that
The hospital might not formally sponsor externships for students/graduates but you have to chance to do it. Grab it!

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THANX A LOT! thats a great idea!!thanx a lot!...by rotation u mean hands on clinical experience????externship?? i am a graduate by the way!!
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Yeah Hands-on experience/externships. Actually if you want to get externships you have to pay a lot for that, but since you have a relative at a good place you can do it for free. There's no better thing than that
The hospital might not formally sponsor externships for students/graduates but you have to chance to do it. Grab it!
ok if the hospital does not sponser it...will i have visa issues and insurance issues?
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ok if the hospital does not sponser it...will i have visa issues and insurance issues?
You can ask your relative for help, to talk to the hospital administration. If not, you are still getting the LOR!
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