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Hai, guys....!

I am going to apply for 2015 match, can any please say me, how many LORS do i need .

i am going to do one month clerkship, in june, can i get 2 or more LORS in one month clinical experience,

please, kindly reply....!

THANKING YOU.......! KAMIDI....
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Hai, guys....!

I am going to apply for 2015 match, can any please say me, how many LORS do i need .

i am going to do one month clerkship, in june, can i get 2 or more LORS in one month clinical experience,

please, kindly reply....!

THANKING YOU.......! KAMIDI....
Yes you should be able to get 2 lors from one month. Some people even get 3. For ERAS, you'll need a minimum of 3 letters for most programs, but one can be from your home country.
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Yes you should be able to get 2 lors from one month. Some people even get 3. For ERAS, you'll need a minimum of 3 letters for most programs, but one can be from your home country.
While NAC is right, I would keep that as the last resort. Personally, I would make high use of months of July to February with quality clinical research experience and get a letter from there. Having three letters from the same month(s) of experience makes one question why you did not feel the need to continue seeking clinical experience in different settings with all the time you will have on your hands from June onwards.
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Hai, Drsaid...!

in june i will be usa for one month clerkship, and i have to return to home country, bcoz i am having my final examinations in july, and receive my diploma in august. this is one reason,

if in case i find research in august- feb, i will receive my LORS at the end of research program means in feb 2015, so LORS will not be in my hand wen i am applying for match which is in sep 2014,,

AND MY PLAN IS...!

as soon as i graduate i will be in usa again, in the month of sep for 2 months TO DO externship in university hospital, so if by chance i get IVS with 1 month clerkship, can i say to the person who is interviewing ME that i am doing externship...and I AM trying to get more USCE...!

DO YOU THINK IS IT GOING TO WORKK..!

KINDLY WAITING FOR U R REPLYY...!
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Usually three LORs are required by most of the ACGME accredited programs. Some find two letters enough. One moth internship should be helpful for you to get those LORs.
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Yes, that's fine. You might even be able to get a letter from the clinical scientist you are working with after just one month. Most people in the profession are helpful and can note your aptitude, work ethics and knowledge very quickly. If you are able to form a good repute with the researcher, I would ask him at the end of August to write an LoR. Whats the worst that can happen? He will say no -- that's okay. At least, you will be getting ongoing research experience. There is a separate field in the ERAs application for research experience, if you are involved in research, you will be able to fill that in even if you dont have an LoR. You can always ask your researcher to mail the LoR at a later date directly to the Programs you interviewed at. I was able to start research in October last year, I asked my mentor to write an LoR and he sent it to the top 5 programs I was interested in directly (waived). I matched at my no. 2 choice.
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Hai, Drsaid...!

in june i will be usa for one month clerkship, and i have to return to home country, bcoz i am having my final examinations in july, and receive my diploma in august. this is one reason,

if in case i find research in august- feb, i will receive my LORS at the end of research program means in feb 2015, so LORS will not be in my hand wen i am applying for match which is in sep 2014,,

AND MY PLAN IS...!

as soon as i graduate i will be in usa again, in the month of sep for 2 months TO DO externship in university hospital, so if by chance i get IVS with 1 month clerkship, can i say to the person who is interviewing ME that i am doing externship...and I AM trying to get more USCE...!

DO YOU THINK IS IT GOING TO WORKK..!

KINDLY WAITING FOR U R REPLYY...!
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hello drsaid,

I am planning to join in research program, can you give me some tips on how to find paid research program, please,,

kindly waiting for u r reply,,
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