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Question How many LORs should I use?

So guys, in the MyERAS application, when u apply for a program, you have an option of choosing LORs which u would like to assign to the programs. I have a total of 6 LORs, 5 from US physicians, 1 from the dean of medicine of the medical school where i graduated from...my question is, how many LORs should i select for each program? it says in the LOR section to "select upto 4" LORs...what happens if i select all of them?
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you could only send 4 lors. select the best 3 US lors plus that 1 med skul lor. that wud be a knockout combo.
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you could only send 4 lors. select the best 3 US lors plus that 1 med skul lor. that wud be a knockout combo.

thanx a lot for the reply jprizal..
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Which one is more powerful, a USA physician's lor or school' dean lor? Thanks
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IMO, the US LORs have more strength...
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Hi everyone,

4 LORs from US physicians, regarding hands-on clinical rotations completed in the US and relevant to the specialty applying for are preferred by residency programs.

Please refer to the research articles below on the selection criteria for residency.

Best - Victor

Selection criteria for residency: results of a national program directors survey.

Results of the 2010 NRMP Program Director Survey.
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