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Old 07-10-2013
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Default Applying to multiple specialties

Hi everyone!
I am interested in Pediatrics but I've been advised by a few people to apply to IM and Med-Peds programs as a "back-up".
  • Should I go ahead and apply to IM, and Med-Peds?
  • If I decide to apply to multiple specialties, how do I assign LoRs to multiple specialties?
  • Will it affect my chances of matching if I apply to multiple specialties?
  • Do I need to ask my LoR authors to write specialty specific letters or generic letters of recommendation?

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