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i know it's a stupid question,but plz could anyone explain me about US LOR.
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US LOR stands for United States Letter of Recommendation. I don't know if you are familiar to the fact that in many countries in order to get entrance to a residency program you need a Letter of Recommendation, a document in which a Physician (most likely a specialist in the field you want to get in), gives a little summary about your aptitudes as a physician.
In the United States this is also true, unfortunately, you may take some letter of recommendation from your home country, but they are not as important as having a US physician give you a letter of recommendation. This is why US clinical experience is also important, besides giving you the clinical experience, it is also an opportunity to get a US LOR. Letters of recommendation aren't easy to get, as the physician has to establish that you work with him/her for a certain period of time. It is not something you can ask for an acquaintance to write for you.
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Default The fact is (after coming to US and talking to people here)...

You don't really need a LoR. It doesn't add much to your profile unless it's signed by a teaching attending from a teaching hospital. Even so, they'll look at your scores first. If your scores are below the average, they won't look further in your profile. You're out.

So my point here, try to get good scores (above 95), and don't worry much - or at all - about LoRs.
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I guess it depends on the program you want to get in, I've seen a couple of programs asking for at least two letters of recommendation, of course, who writes the LOR is important. I agree that the exam scores are the most important issue.
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