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Hey guys,

I know I really want to do IM and then into GI. I will be applying for the 2015 match and I have a question in regards to LORs. I finished my IM rotation and I will get a LOR from the attending (who is a MD and an associate director of family practice at my hospital) and I will also have LOR from a GI guy (who volunteered to write me one) who I volunteered for 10 weeks. My next two rotations are ER (mid may to june end) and Ob/Gyn (july to aug mid). Thus, I will only have 2 LORs at the time LOR website opens up.

I have a GI elective at a place I want to match into IM from mid aug to mid sept...and I want to ask him for a LOR...but I am afraid it might be too late.

What are your thoughts on applying with the 2 LORs (which will be extremely strong)?

any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
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I would go ahead and ask him around 28 August. They are usually able to assess you in the first 10 days or so anyway and will want to help you if they think you deserve it. It takes upto 2 weeks to upload the LoRs (especially if done end of AUgust) so I would try to get it uploaded in the first few days of Sept so that it's in your eras application by Sep 15. Don't be shy - explain the situation to him & I'm sure he will accommodate you.
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Hey guys,

I know I really want to do IM and then into GI. I will be applying for the 2015 match and I have a question in regards to LORs. I finished my IM rotation and I will get a LOR from the attending (who is a MD and an associate director of family practice at my hospital) and I will also have LOR from a GI guy (who volunteered to write me one) who I volunteered for 10 weeks. My next two rotations are ER (mid may to june end) and Ob/Gyn (july to aug mid). Thus, I will only have 2 LORs at the time LOR website opens up.

I have a GI elective at a place I want to match into IM from mid aug to mid sept...and I want to ask him for a LOR...but I am afraid it might be too late.

What are your thoughts on applying with the 2 LORs (which will be extremely strong)?

any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-28-2014
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When does the LOR site open up?
late august? earlier? later?
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