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So I just finished doing an ICU rotation in a university here in US. one attending whom I know from before will write LOR for me which will be good i know. But I'm stuck with the second attending, I just came to know today that he is famous for writing way too straight forward LOR's, like once he wrote for an IMG that he does not understand his english, and his medical skills are poor.
Guys someone please tell me what to do, I have 3 LOR's at the moment, one from a professor in Internal Med ( the one i mentioned above), one is a research LOR of my 2 years of reasearch by faculty in radiation oncology, and the third one is from a professor who is both rad-onc and hematologist oncologist ( and he practices both in the university where I am right now) .

shall i just use 3 LOR's and not take the risk of that cranky professor ?? , or shall I use his LOR as well.. He never seemed irritated by me though, but still it's a risk... I donno whether using 3 LOR's is bad or not someone help plzzz.. Oh yes, and I am applying in Internal Med by the way.
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3 LORs are enough, in my opinion. I wouldn't risk, even a mediocre/normal LOR is going to look really bad! If you'd like to have a 4th is maybe better to get one from your home country or an unwaived one from the weirdo - so, you can see, if it's not awesome you won't upload it

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3 LORs are enough, in my opinion. I wouldn't risk, even a mediocre/normal LOR is going to look really bad! If you'd like to have a 4th is maybe better to get one from your home country or an unwaived one from the weirdo - so, you can see, if it's not awesome you won't upload it

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Thanks veronica.. I appreciate your reply. people are scaring me on the home country LOR too, i dont have any home LOR I came to US 2 years back and now I dont have anyone to go and ask anyone in medicine department of my university for the LOR is it a bad thing to use all US LOR's??
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Thanks veronica.. I appreciate your reply. people are scaring me on the home country LOR too, i dont have any home LOR I came to US 2 years back and now I dont have anyone to go and ask anyone in medicine department of my university for the LOR is it a bad thing to use all US LOR's??

Of course not. It makes sense to get LORs from your home country if you actually worked there, so you can get people writing something about your actual clinical skills. US LORs are much more important, especially if they are good
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