Can my shrink be a reference?
July 23, 2006 3:35 PM Subscribe
Is it completely absurd to use one's psychiatrist as a reference for admission to medical school?
posted by greatgefilte to education (14 answers total)
I saw a psychiatrist weekly for a few years for treatment of mild depression and a significant degree of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He certainly knows me well (as demanded by the medical schools), and could write a fine letter of reference. Plus, he's a doctor!
Would doing this be detrimental to my application? Is it just odd? Are there any issues from the psychiatrist's point of view about being a reference?