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Re: Co-written letter of rec?
But didn't OP mention that the team sends at least 1 RA a year to grad school? My reading of this info was that the faculty in question must have sufficient experience placing RA's into grad schools. Maybe OP should look into past placements of those RA's to determine whether the letter writer is indeed qualified to write the letter.
Originally Posted by tm_member
Regarding the co-written letter, I've had quite a few RA friends who worked at labs co-led by multiple PI's who wrote one representative letter from the lab (and placed into programs ranging from top 5 to top 20). My understanding is that one PI usually writes the letter and receives input from other faculty on the team. So at least around me, co-written letters of rec weren't unusual in this context. Hopefully grad students on this forum who were past RA's can confirm this.