Originally Posted by alwaysconfused
i am doing electives as a student n i have decided to do a year of research before applying.....so when i apply the letter will be a year old...so should I ask them for a LoR right before applying...wont it affect the quality of my LOR coz the wont even remember me and what I did clearly? then what should u I do?
Ask them to write for you the LoR now. Then after one year when you apply, contact them again and ask them to change the date in it and make it updated with newer information (like the stuff you did after you finished with them) like for example she can update the LoR to say ... alwaysconfused, has worked under my supervision one year ago and she was bla bla bla... and she then attended bla bla bla and finished bla bla bla and I highly recommend her for residency position.