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Old 08-08-2011
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Communication ECFMG telephone lines seem to be always busy.

Hi everyone!

I've been trying again and again to get through to the ECFMG helpline but it's always busy. I guess everyone is calling in these days. Anyway, I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer.

1) Does it matter that there is a different date written on my DSF form and my LOR? (I got my LOR earlier this year so the date on my LOR will be earlier than the date on the DSF form.)

2) If we want to use the same LOR for multiple specialties, do we mention this on the DSF under specialties? (The LORs I have don't mention any specialty in particular but are directed in terms of content towards Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.)

3) Do we need a separate coversheet and DSF for each LOR?

4) Is it ok if we don't have our AAMC id number on our LORs? I think this was answered in a different thread but I just want to be completely sure that we don't have to have our AAMC id number on our LORs.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
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1) It's OK.

2) If you're unsure of what specialties you'll be applying to, type "All Specialties".

3) You need a separate cover sheet per LoR, but if you're sending multiple LoRs in one envelope, you need only one DSF listing all LoRs you'll be sending.

4) Well, the instructions do suggest that the LoR author include the AAMC ID in the letter, but it's not a strict rule. I asked my LoR authors to include it, though.
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