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Old 08-21-2014
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I know in general LoRs from US weigh more than letters from back home. But does this also apply to the situation when the LoR from back home describes how you were as a resident in that same files you are applying for?!?!

My home LoRs are from someone I worked with in during residency speciality (not a "faculty) and one from a chair from one department where I rotated for 2 months. My US LoRs are: 2 from a well-known university hospital and 1 from a private practice.

1) What would you choose?
2) Can I assign 4 LoRs to a progran if their website requirements says "3", not "minimum 3"?
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