DJS508 Posted July 30, 2011 Share Posted July 30, 2011 Hello there, I'm Jacob and I am currently preparing for admissions season into the biomedical research programs at medical schools. I just heard about this forum from a friend of mine, who spoke very highly of insightful comments I might get from fellow applicants, or current students, while being an applicant. My first and foremost question concerns a letter of recommendation; In the past 2 months I have been working at Harvard for a professor, with whom I would like to ideally study as a Ph.D. student next year. The problem is concerned with the fact that his laboratory is huge and we've been interacting on a once-a-week basis, even making jokes and comments about my graduate studies but I am not sure whether he would be inclined to write a very strong recommendation. He always says that my post-doc fellow is my greatest resource. Having this in mind, would you ask a post-Doc fellow, who thinks of my work very highly, for a recommendation when I leave the lab next month, or would you approach a professor, and imply that he could consider talking about my performance with the post-Doc, who could provide him with details about my work since he hasn't supervised me directly? I know this question might be a repetition of many other questions but essentially I want to know whether a letter from a very knowledgeable post-Doc could hurt my chances? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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