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Question Do we need AAMC ID in the LoR?

Hi guys i would just like to ask something about LOR.. I am planning to ask some doctors for LORs here in my country, philippines. However i still dont have cover letter for request since i will be buying my token by late june, i saw some cover letter in the internet. One of the instruction for the author is to include an AAMC ID, which i still dont have.. Is it really needed? I am leaving this april for the US and i read that it takes long for LOR authors to write LORs, what can you advice me? Should i just come back when i have my AAMC ID? Or just ask for the LOR even without an ID? I am planning to send the LORs by myself so that my letter authors in my country wont be bothered for it..thanks a lot
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Hi guys i would just like to ask something about LOR.. I am planning to ask some doctors for LORs here in my country, philippines. However i still dont have cover letter for request since i will be buying my token by late june, i saw some cover letter in the internet. One of the instruction for the author is to include an AAMC ID, which i still dont have.. Is it really needed? I am leaving this april for the US and i read that it takes long for LOR authors to write LORs, what can you advice me? Should i just come back when i have my AAMC ID? Or just ask for the LOR even without an ID? I am planning to send the LORs by myself so that my letter authors in my country wont be bothered for it..thanks a lot
Sorry for necromancing this thread

But I have same question, if we get an LoR before having AAMC ID what should we do? I researched about it a bit, some say it's okay, some say you can add with pencil (??), some say it's better to ask the writer to write again. Any suggestion?
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Its better to have your AAMC id mentioned on the lor itself, but if you dont have one, you should still get the lor written without the AAMC id. It would be completely fine.

And then if suitable you can ask the letter author to update the letter to include the id when you can get it.
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