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Can a family physician write 2 LoRs: one for internal medicine, the other for family medicine?
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Yes. That's possible and there is no problem with that.

Ask him to write to versions, one geared towards Internal Medicine and the other geared towards family medicine. Then you should finalize 2 different LoRs in ERAS one for IM and another for FM and coordinate with the writer to upload the two LoRs respectively to each specialty. Or you upload them if the LoR are unwaived.

Now, there is another issue. Since he's an FM doc, I presume that you have done some USCE with him. That USCE would be an FM USCE in your CV. That would still work for your IM application but it would be much stronger and effective for your FM application.

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Yes. That's possible and there is no problem with that.

Ask him to write to versions, one geared towards Internal Medicine and the other geared towards family medicine. Then you should finalize 2 different LoRs in ERAS one for IM and another for FM and coordinate with the writer to upload the two LoRs respectively to each specialty. Or you upload them if the LoR are unwaived.

Now, there is another issue. Since he's an FM doc, I presume that you have done some USCE with him. That USCE would be an FM USCE in your CV. That would still work for your IM application but it would be much stronger and effective for your FM application.

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I have a question regarding this. Say that you have two versions and you upload them yourself if you're not waiving your right. In that case obviously you would upload them through ERAS support services. My concern is that will these letters be assigned to the correct finalized LOR in ERAS? What I did was that when I uploaded the two versions, I typed down the specialty right beside the author name to which that letter will be assigned to. I have already finalized two different LORs in ERAS (one for Family and one for IM). However, I'm concerned that for example, the letter that is supposed to be for IM may accidentally be assigned to Family Med LOR on ERAS. Can that possibly occur or is it nothing to worry about in my case?
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Can someone please answer my question?
from my understanding, ecfmg will post your lors to eras after verifications but will not assign them to any programs. its your responsibility to assign each letter to whoever you wish so i guess thats when you have to be very careful not to mix them up.
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