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Old 11-13-2014
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Default Do not want an attempt for Residency

Hi guys,

I was thinking of applying for residency this year but I still did not send my application to any program. I have registered myself on ERAS. Now I do not want to apply this year. My question is just purchasing a token and uploading LORs on ERAS will result in a Residency Attempt? Any help will be appreciated.
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Attempts for steps/classes/rotations many attempts at a residency are a non-factor (although each year further away from graduation puts you at a disadvantage). You can purchase a token, upload the letters and fill out the all of the information so it is stored and easier to access for next year, but it seems like a waste of money in my opinion. Better to have those letters updated for the next cycle or obtain new letters. Good luck
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