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hi guys!!!


the questions i have may seem really stupid but they seem to be giving me a lot of headache so i kindly ask the forum staff and the ones who have filled the ERAS application to help me out on this..

lately i have been asking my professors to write the LoRs for me.. i am waiving my right to see the LoR.. I found out that when you waive your right then you have to attach the coversheet and DSF and these have to be sent by the LoR writers from the institution..

since there isn't really a tradition in our medical college to waive the right to review the LoR I am all to confused with smallest of things ..

i downloaded the coversheet which was on PDF format..
at the end of the page there is a thing with "SIGNATURE OF THE APPLICANT"... but it seems the person who is writing the LoR should be typing the other infos like NAME OF APPLICANT, DATE OF LETTER, AAMC ID and several other things on the coversheet..so i am kinda confused..i want to leave my professors with the hard copy with my signature on it but since i dont have the AAMC id right now i was wondering if it is essential to type other infos by the professor or can they just hand-write the things with pen ??..because i would probably be in US during the submission period it is becoming difficult for me to manage all this....can you please clarify on this??? whether the letter writers have to type or can they just hand-write the things??

and another question i have is about DSF...
how do i get that..i dont have AAMC id right now..
i m supposed to give that to the professors DSF as well..
when i can i have access to DSF???
can i have AAMC id before JULY??

all the questions that i have may seem really stupid and childish but please i am really confused here managing all these since i m probably the first one from my medical college to get my letter of recomm waived..

so i kindly ask you to reply on this..

thank you very much!!!!
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Arrow You have one of two options;

The AAMC ID and the access to DSF is available to you when you register in ERAS, which is July 15th 2011.

Therefore;

You have one of two options:

One: Stay in contact with the professors and ask them to send for you the LoRs in July (when you have the AAMC ID and the DSF).

Two: Do not waive your rights and take the LoRs now. Then in July you send them.

Q) Who writes the coversheet and the DSF?
A) It does not matter if it's printed or written, and it does not matter who writes them. The important thing is your signature which should be hand written by you of course.

For further information please read here;
http://www.usmle-forums.com/residenc...uidelines.html
and here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/residenc...ights-not.html
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I'm not sure how ECFMG/ERAS works, but would a third option be to waive your rights and have the profs submit the LOR's to a third-party service like Interfolio? An unnecessary expenditure if you are already registered with ERAS, but perhaps a way to get letters stored away beforehand?
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I'm not sure how ECFMG/ERAS works, but would a third option be to waive your rights and have the profs submit the LOR's to a third-party service like Interfolio? An unnecessary expenditure if you are already registered with ERAS, but perhaps a way to get letters stored away beforehand?
Yes, that's possible a third option but rather complicated with more expenses. In my personal experience, I found that most profs are willing to send you the letters later on when you call them. One thing they can do (in case they might forget about you later) is to write the letter now and keep it in their office, laptop, ...etc, and then later on they can just attach to it the coversheet and DSF when you are ready.
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