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Old 04-21-2014
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Hi guys,

I'm applying to the 2015 match. I did 1 month of clerkship in may/13 and at the time got 2 "promisses" of LOR.
Problem is now none of them answer my emails and I don't think any of the letters will come through.

How bad will that hurt my application?

Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2014
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Unless you have an otherwise amazing application, you really need those letters. The same thing happened me for an elective. The guy promised it to me, then ignored all my emails later, so I know how it feels. But really, try everything to get in contact with them. It looks bad to have no US letters, especially after doing a month of USCE. They may think nobody would write you a letter if the USCE is in your application with no US letter.
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Old 04-25-2014
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Hi guys,

I'm applying to the 2015 match. I did 1 month of clerkship in may/13 and at the time got 2 "promisses" of LOR.
Problem is now none of them answer my emails and I don't think any of the letters will come through.

How bad will that hurt my application?

Thanks!
its your right to get those recommendations try calling them by phone if not go their offices. from my experience if they dont want to give you they would tell you straight to in the face so with that said give them some excuses they might gave you a secondary email or anything so its your responsibility to take the next step.

Good luck
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Old 05-02-2014
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Sometimes your attendent does not have time to write from my experience best to offer to write it for yourself and have them revise it.
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