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Old 07-04-2011
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Certificate Updated LoRs!

I am applying for the second time... I am going to send the same letters of recommendation, but signed in a newer (this year) date...
Is it helpful since some programs require (new) LOR, or it doesn't really matter and I should not resend them and use the ones that ERAS has..

Do the programs mean newly signed LORs or new experiance or aquaintance with the professor who writes them...

One of the letters is different in the date of experience (last one was 1 year experience, this one is 2 year experience)

thanks in advance...

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Programs are looking for newly written and newly gained experiences. The idea is that they want to see what have you been doing the last 6-12 months.

If you update the writing date of an LoR, then it won't have an effect if the content (experience) stays the same, or let me say minimal effect.

As far as I remember, you are second time match applicant. I highly recommend that you really get new US experiences and new US LoRs, otherwise your chances in matching won't be as good.


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