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Default If You Are A Resident At Your Home Country, Do You Need A PD Letter?

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If you are currently enrolled in residency program at your home country, do you need a PD letter? I don't think this will be ever possible for my case, but I have to hear your opinions first..

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Hi all,

If you are currently enrolled in residency program at your home country, do you need a PD letter? I don't think this will be ever possible for my case, but I have to hear your opinions first..

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yes, IMO i think so. iv'e come across some programs asking for a letter from PD/training officer/chariman if you have previous residency.. how would they know you have done residency & how well you did on that training if you don't have proof somehow..
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yes, IMO i think so. iv'e come across some programs asking for a letter from PD/training officer/chariman if you have previous residency.. how would they know you have done residency & how well you did on that training if you don't have proof somehow..
Its not a previous residency, its current and l am still a junior. Also the PD in this program is not accessible like in the US.

l can drop it from the CAF, but this will be a whole year gap!
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Its not a previous residency, its current and l am still a junior. Also the PD in this program is not accessible like in the US.

l can drop it from the CAF, but this will be a whole year gap!
don't omit it, that's a plus on your app.. can't you get maybe from the department head, or chairman, or training faculty, etc?
if you really can't, just make sure you place the name of your supervisor & an updated contact info so that they can contact someone if they want to confirm your residency.
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don't omit it, that's a plus on your app.. can't you get maybe from the department head, or chairman, or training faculty, etc?
if you really can't, just make sure you place the name of your supervisor & an updated contact info so that they can contact someone if they want to confirm your residency.
Guess I'll stick to the 2nd option. Thanks!
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