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Certificate Can I update the LoR later on?

I have two questions:

1. Due to financial problem, i am unable to participate the matching directly upon my graduation. Instead i will run PGY1 in my home country.

Because the PGY programs ends at end of July, I then plan to go for observership or externship in US at August or September, which mean i will get the US LoR by the time when i should have uploaded all the necessary document to ECFMG, and i intend to upload 2-3 LoR from my home country first.

Since we can only upload 3 or 4 LoRs, can i upload the US LoR later to replace the old one and inform all the PD about the updated LoR??

Thanks very much for your help
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Once you upload the LoR and submit to a residency program you cannot then change it specially if they have already uploaded it to their end and maybe print it out.

However, you can email the program coordinators and tell them about your new LoR and you can also always update your personal statement with the new USCE that you'll have.

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