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Old 07-17-2013
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I was wondering which LOR is better to submit for the Match. I have 2 very good letters but can submit only 1 as I have 2 better ones. The 2 titles are:
1) "Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab, xxxx Medical Center" ; and
2) "Associate Clinical Professor, University of xxxx"

Could someone tell me which one will hold more value to a PD? Sorry if it's in the wrong section.
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I would go with the higher profile "Institute" regardless of who wrote the letter.

The letterhead on the LoR has more impact than the name of the letter writer.

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That makes sense. Thanks so much!
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I was wondering which LOR is better to submit for the Match. I have 2 very good letters but can submit only 1 as I have 2 better ones. The 2 titles are:
1) "Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab, xxxx Medical Center" ; and
2) "Associate Clinical Professor, University of xxxx"

Could someone tell me which one will hold more value to a PD? Sorry if it's in the wrong section.
Thanks!
Out of curiosity, are you able to type in that much text into the form fields provided?
I am getting LORs from physicians with long convoluted titles and long department names and I can't enter all the information!
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Out of curiosity, are you able to type in that much text into the form fields provided?
I am getting LORs from physicians with long convoluted titles and long department names and I can't enter all the information!
I can't type the whole thing in. I just put in Title and Dept (ex:Ass.Prof/Cardiology) and then the LOR will have the University title. Hope that helps.
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