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Default Plastic surgery LOR for ObGYn residency applicant


I will apply this September for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. I have a Lor from an observership I did on Plastic Surgery at Children's Hospital in Boston (Harvard affiliated) under the supervision of a well known Professor. The observership was only 2 weeks and it was in September 2009.

For my application I will probably have 3 Lors from ObGyn doctors. My question is if I should use the Lor from Plastic Surgery observership given the fact that it is another specialty (even though it is also a surgical one) and it is old?

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If you check some program requirements, they specify that thy want LORs only from people in that particular field. E.g applying for OBGYN, and program requires LOR only from doctors in OBGYN .
Some programs specify that they need only one LOR from a person in the field. Which means other LORs can come from other doctors.
The professors LOR carries a lot of weight, and I'm of the opinion it will be useful. It will even be more stellar of the professor stated in he LOR that he recommends you or a residency post in OBGYN .
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