So I'm trying to decide if I should have my longtime family friend write a letter of recommendation for me. He would be able to attest to my clinical abilities because he is a fire chief in the city I worked in as an EMT. He saw firsthand how I worked in a healthcare setting as we ran a decent amount of calls together. However, since he is a family friend, I'm a little worried it might seem like he is biased. With that said, he has known me for 15 years (1 year in a work setting), and knows me very well and I know he would write a rock solid letter for me. He has actually already agreed to write a letter, but I'm having second thoughts about it. Either way, though, I don't have many other solid options so I thought that this might be worth the risk. I was wondering what you all thought about this. Thank you in advance for any help!!
So I’m applying to around 15 schools this next cycle (April 30th), and I’m stressing out a little bit about getting my letters of evaluation. I have had three people agree to do them already and I feel very confident about them (2 recent science professors and a firefighter chief I worked with on calls as an EMT). I also might ask my supervisor at my job I’ve been at for 1.5 years as an EMT. My problem is I don’t have any connections with any PAs, doctors, NPs, etc., and It seems like a lot of schools want a LOR from one of these professions, but as an EMT, I don’t really work directly with these professions a lot. The only time I do work with them is when I give them a quick patient report, but I rarely ever see them again because there are so many hospitals where I work (LA). Plus, my company mostly just does dialysis transports. I also haven’t been able to shadow anyone aside from an ER doctor for one shift 2 years ago.
Has anyone been in a similar situation and have a suggestion on what to do? Thank you in advance!
Hi my name is Ahmed Rehman and Im a college student that attends Suffolk Community College. Im here to ask if there is any Physician Assistants around my area that are willing to allow me to shadow them. I was really interested in this career path since at a young age and I would love to shadow during the summer. I live around in East Patchogue and Brookhaven. Thank you.
Hello! Looking for PAs to shadow in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, and/or Ventura County areas! I have been looking around with little/no luck, and most of the PAs in my area seem to work at the local Kaiser, and I'm not sure how easy it would be to shadow their PAs. If anyone knows of any PAs that would be willing to let a student shadow them for a few days, I would appreciate their contact info! Thank you in advance, and good luck to all!