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Question IM LoR for Surgery!

Can LORs written by a physician and for an internal Med prog be used for surgery progs?
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Yes you can.

There are two ways:

1) Ask the letter writer to write a generic LoR without mention of specific specialty and then when you upload in ERAS, it should be general with no specialty.


2) Ask the letter writer to write an LoR to recommend you for general surgery residency and then you upload it as surgical LoR

If your questions was
Is it good to make IM doctor write surgery LoR?
Answer to that question is NO

It's much better if you have the surgery LoR written by a surgeon where you have surgical USCE not IM experience.

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