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Default LORs: quantity vs quality?

Hi Everyone,
I need your suggestion on observerships and LORs. I will have a LOR from a Univ program in July. However, for August, I have an option to either do observerships at two private clinics or at one single clinic where the physician is affiliated to a reputed Univ program. So, by Sept 15, I can have either 2 or 3 LORs. I am not able to decide which option to take? quality or quantity? how much of weight do LORs carry? I am very confused as a lot programs have 3 LORs as a requirement. should I go for quantity or quality? Appreciate any help.


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