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Old 06-30-2011
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Question how to ask LOR?

Hi,

I started to gather all my documents necessary for the match.I have one pending LOR to be given for the elective I did last year.When I asked him last year,he said that he can write directly to the residency program.

I got an outstanding evaluation from him last year. Now its the time for me to ask him to write the letter for me.

1) What does "writing directly" imply?Does it mean,,waived?

2) Will it be rude to ask that i do not waive and I want to see the letter?

3) Suppose, I do not waive and he writes directly to ERAS, can i see the content of the letter?

4) Does the evaluation actually describes what he is going to write abt me or will there be any change?

5) whats the process, if i do not waive the letter?


Please help.

I need to ask him as soon as possible.
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Just ask him politely, most of them are willing to write.

Leave the option for waiving or not waiving for him, if he says that it must be waived then never ask him to (not waive) because that would be non-professional.

The process of non-waived LoR, is that you take the letter from him and mail to ECFMG.

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Thanks for the reply Sabio.

Can i send the evaluation that i got from the elective along with the letter.


How to use the evaluation letter?
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