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  1. If you have 3 people send letters of rec to CASPA but a school only requires 2; does CASPA randomly choose 2 out of your 3 to send to that school that only requires 2? That would sort of be unfair if you had 2 PAs and 1 professor send in LORs, and lets say the school requires: 1 from a professor and 1 from a PA... what if CASPA randomly chooses the 2 from the PAs. Then it looks like you never got one from a professor? Am I missing something here?
  2. Hey everyone! So I've decided to look for a new job for various reasons, mostly feeling burnt out where I am but also looking to move closer to the city. I have a phone interview lined up and all is well so far. My problem is what to do when they look for references. I did work with an NP during the first couple years of my job (she and I worked with the same SP) and we became close friends. She got let go, but we still keep in touch so I plan on asking her if she would mind being a reference. Aside from her, I have NO IDEA who else I could have as a reference. I don't want anyone I work with to know that I'm looking and I don't have any other professional contacts outside of our office other than that NP. I started this job right out of school 5 years ago. At that time I used my preceptors, teachers, and the lead at the Red Cross where I volunteered as references. Fast forward to now, I'm sure all of my preceptors and teachers have forgotten about me amidst all of the students they see. The leader at the Red Cross retired and I have no idea where she is now. Anyone else that has been in my situation who has any ideas or advice? I feel like being in the same job for 5 years after school is probably a plus in the eyes of recruiters, but my professional circle is so small because of it. Thanks!
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