I have to choose one from these two LoRs! - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-25-2011
annashah's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 73
Threads: 32
Thanked 27 Times in 11 Posts
Reputation: 37
Certificate I have to choose one from these two LoRs!

hi guys I am apllying for IM, and I have confusion regarding Lors. I have option of CHOOSING btw 2 Lors : I have one from chief resident under whome I did observership in IM...anD another is professor pediatrics under whom i volunteered as clinic coordinator..help needed
Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


  #2  
Old 07-25-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,920 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4973
Default Be specialty specific

Since you are applying for IM, then the IM LoR is better even though it's from the chief resident not from the professor.

-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
annashah (07-29-2011)
  #3  
Old 07-25-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 535
Threads: 12
Thanked 617 Times in 247 Posts
Reputation: 595
Default

I agree with Sabio, the IM letter will benefit you more in IM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
annashah (07-29-2011)
 
  #4  
Old 07-28-2011
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 150
Threads: 44
Thanked 95 Times in 27 Posts
Reputation: 105
Default

I just have 2 US LoRs. If I am applying for Internal Medicine, is it a good idea to put an IM LoR and also LoR from a Fellowship co-ordinator in Pediatrics ( the LoR being recommended not for Pediatrics but a general LoR for all speciality) ? Or Should I take out the recommendation from Pediatrician all together? I was a volunteer in research and also did clinical observership with the Pediatrician. I dont have any other US LoR , just home LoRs.. Advice me please..

Last edited by usmleguy; 07-28-2011 at 04:57 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-29-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 535
Threads: 12
Thanked 617 Times in 247 Posts
Reputation: 595
Default

In my opinion you must use home letters as well, ie make a mixture of 2:2 of US and home LORs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
usmleguy (07-29-2011)



Reply

Tags
IM-Match, Letters-Of-Recommendations

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
US LoRs versus home country LORs! medicine IMG Residency Match Forum 13 09-08-2011 07:53 PM
I don't know what to choose: First Aid 2011 or 2012. siarhei.mel USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 04-30-2011 04:17 AM
Now which NBME Form I have to choose? rulz USMLE Step 1 Forum 1 04-28-2011 01:52 PM
Choose only one Qbank in the next three months reddy1410 USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 04-08-2011 01:39 PM
Number of LORs needed and home country LoRs abans IMG Residency Match Forum 1 08-04-2009 03:17 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)