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hey.... I want to participate in OBGYN,,,,, BUT I dont have LOR in OBGYN ... I have LOR in IM...can I use them ...??? thx
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You cannot use an LoR that have recommended you for Internal Medicine to apply for ObGyn.

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Hello Morak,

I agree with Sabio. Using a letter of recommendation that was written to recommend you for Internal Medicine will put you at a great disadvantage when applying to Ob/Gyn programs. If you would like to be able to utilize this letter for Ob/Gyn, I suggest that you ask your letter writer to revise his or her recommendation letter so that it is “specialty neutral”. Meaning: the letter does not recommend you for a specific specialty.

It is very advantageous to have a balanced core of LORs, so that you are not limited to applying to only one specialty. In addition, you will have a stronger application if you have 2 LORs that document your experiences within the specialty you are applying to, as well as 2 LORs within related specialties.

In order to assess your competitiveness for U.S. medical residency, I recommend that you take advantage of an objective self assessment tool, the Butterfly Calculation, which will help you better understand the Residency Selection Criteria, and how you may improve your application. If you have any further questions regarding hands on clinical experience or the self assessment tool, feel free to private message me.

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Warning! i need help my step1 score is 211 will i make it in ob gyn

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Hello Morak,

I agree with Sabio. Using a letter of recommendation that was written to recommend you for Internal Medicine will put you at a great disadvantage when applying to Ob/Gyn programs. If you would like to be able to utilize this letter for Ob/Gyn, I suggest that you ask your letter writer to revise his or her recommendation letter so that it is “specialty neutral”. Meaning: the letter does not recommend you for a specific specialty.

It is very advantageous to have a balanced core of LORs, so that you are not limited to applying to only one specialty. In addition, you will have a stronger application if you have 2 LORs that document your experiences within the specialty you are applying to, as well as 2 LORs within related specialties.

In order to assess your competitiveness for U.S. medical residency, I recommend that you take advantage of an objective self assessment tool, the Butterfly Calculation, which will help you better understand the Residency Selection Criteria, and how you may improve your application. If you have any further questions regarding hands on clinical experience or the self assessment tool, feel free to private message me.

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hey i need your help with a 211 score in step1 will i be able to get a residency match in obs gyn.i am an img. i need your help because if it is out of my reach then i better not apply for electives in that field. plz help.
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