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Hi guys, I am an IMG who has already done one month of clinical electives from harvard. Harvard university has sent an evaluation report based on my performance to my medical school. My question is- are these evaluation forms equivalent to the LORs? Can they be used in place of LORs for uploading them to the ERAS while applying or residency? I read a similar thread on this matter here- Evaulation Forms and no Letters of Recommendation from Brown University. Here some experienced members have written that objective evaluation reports are better than the LORs and carry more weightage while others say that they cannot be used as a replacement for LORs. Also i would like to know that are these evaluation reports sent directly to ecfmg? And where can i use them? In my application or ERAS? Though i would be still getting a LOR from my mentor i just wanted to know your opinion on these evaluation forms. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
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