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Old 02-22-2014
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I am currently doing an observership in USA. I want to ask my attending to write me a LoR as I'll be applying for the match this september. Now is it just as simple as writing the letter on an official paper from the hospital and then i'd upload it when i apply to the match? Or is it much more than that? Because i checked the ERAS LoR portal and i didn't get it there. It says that i have to register and let the LoR author upload the letter himself.

I am confused. Somebody help me please
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you need to wait until the next season of ERAS opens, which is in July or something like that, register for an ERAS account, and key in your recommenders information. There will be an intrusion PDF created for him by the ERAS system, which includes the portal and his password, and just give the information PDF to him and he'll upload the LOR by himself.

Of course there's the other way of you uploading the LOR, but then if you're the one who uploaded it, it's much less credible compared to him uploading it himself.
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