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Question LOR for a Research Elective

I'm currently doing a research elective at Northwestern University. Is it worth to ask for LOR?

Thanks for any opinion.
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Yes. It worth a lot.

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Thank you!
I was just worried about it because I read that is a little bit useless to present LOR older than 2 years when applying for a residency, and since I'm starting my 3rd year (of 6 in total) I'll apply only in 2017.

But I'll definitely ask for it!
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Ohh.

I did not know that your LoR is going to be 4 years old when you apply!

In that case, it's not useful.

Your LoRs should be recent when you apply.

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Ohh.

I did not know that your LoR is going to be 4 years old when you apply!

In that case, it's not useful.

Your LoRs should be recent when you apply.

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But does presenting 4 years old LoR damage an application? Is it like a -1 or more like a +0.001?
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