I failed one of my classes (E and M) and during the subsequent retake got an A. I was considering asking the professor for a letter of recommendation because I think the episode shows my willingness and ability to bounce back. Also, I asked him for help a bunch outside of class, so he got to see me putting in effort.
I'm of two minds:
On the positive side, this letter would address the F on my transcript in the best possible light.
On the negative side, I'm worried medical schools won't understand the effort that goes into something like E and M, and write this off as a fluff letter. Or that they will assume that getting an F in the first place (without a serious excuse) means I lack the academic prowess for medical school.
My specific question is, has anyone actually done this for medical school admissions and did it come up in an interview?