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Hello. I am planning on applying for the 2015 match. I wanted to get some more LOR's this year. Does anyone know if there is a deadline for submitting the LOR's? I read around the web that it is 1st of steptember. But I have also read that you can upload the LOR's at any time.

What do you guys know, or think? Do I need the LOR's by the time im called for the interview or before?
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you can upload any time. they said that 2 weeks are needed to show up in eras, but in my experience it took them just 4-5 days. so if application opens up at sept 15th , definitely submit by sept 1st, so you are sure.
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Thanks I have also read around that you can "update" your applications even after you sent them to the residency directors. So even if I can't get my LOR up before 15 september, it would be wise to apply anyway right? And update my applications with the new LOR as soon as I get them.

I just realized I will be working a tight schedule. I already have step 1 and step 2CK with great scores. I will take step 2CS on June, and now im looking for some observerships in july and august (hopefully), so I can get my LOR's for september.

My application for an observership in Jackson Memorial for July was denied (applied in october of 2013). And I was stupid enough to put all of my hopes of USCE on that sole observership. So now Im looking desperately everywhere to get some USCE before september, even it has to be in private practice. And the only months I have left for doing that is July and August.

I have even been reading up "matching without USCE"
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