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  1. USCE & Clinical Rotations
    Does anyone know whether it would be appropriate to use a LOR from an IM specialty fellow, who also holds a faculty position at a different university hospital? Actually, he was the fellow of the team when i did my clinical elective rotation, and he told me that he would write a strong LOR for...
  2. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi friends, I have a doubt. Do the LORs have to be uploaded online this time around or can we still send the LORs through mail to ecfmg? Thanks
  3. IMG Residency Match Forum
    How early to request LOR, say give 2 wks for physician to write, to make sure we can submit the documents on Sept 15. Early August? If somehow one author on the LOR list is not able to write the LOR eventually, is it a problem? I mean the actual numbers of letter are fewer than listed, but...
  4. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hello Had a query about the LORs. Do you guys know of anyone who got LORs from Doctors in his own country and not US doctors. Is it of any use getting LORs from Doctors in your own country
  5. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I'm planning to participate in the next match season but a friend of mine just told me something today that shock me to the very core. he said that at least 3 LORs are required to apply for all the programs & without them you can't send your application via eras. I always thought LORs are a good...
  6. General Topics Forum
    Is it worth doing a observer ship (for example shadowing a doctor in Family Medicine) if your planning to apply for Internal Medicine, maybe you can get a LOR out of it but would be of benefit considering the different specialty? I know its better than nothing but would you consider it worth...
  7. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi i am just wondering regarding issue of LORs it is considered that more recent LORs are better than old ones.. after how much time a LOR is considered old?----> 1 year? by the same token i also wana know that ACLS BLS certificates should also be more recent..? i am applying for match next...
  8. USCE & Clinical Rotations
    Guys, I'm an IMG, I have done the Steps and currently I'm planning to do the USCE. I noticed most hospitals require LoR for observership application. The thing is, since I'm in US it will be hard for me to get the LoR. Has any other IMG ever applied without the LoR? I'm interested in doing the...
  9. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Do recommendation letters from volunteering activities have any weight on your application? I know that there is a field on the ERAS application to write about extra-curricular activities participated in but is there a way to add recommendation letters from the organization/people you...
  10. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hello, I am applying for 2013-14 match. I am starting my externship - observerships june to august. Can i upload my august LoR around september 2nd or 3rd in ERAS . Or is there a time limit for that too? :/
  11. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi all, can I clarify what the phrase "Letters of recommendation in the specialty", as seen in the NRMP matching data, exactly means? Is it: (a) an LOR coming from a DOCTOR of your specialty of choice or (b) an LOR coming from any doctor, describing you in the CONTENT of the letter to be...
  12. IMG Residency Match Forum
    once an IMG is done with step 1 n step 2 ck...how many letters of recommendation do they need?
  13. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I will be applying for residency this year. I have two LORS from US. They were given to me in 2011 when I did electives as a student. Is that okay, or should I ask my perceptors for the elctives in US to write them again and send them the copies of the original LORs to do so? Suggestions:eek::eek:
  14. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hello, i would like to ask you guys: does it matter if I get LOR from a researcher that I worked with (research in US) ? and thank you
  15. IMG Residency Match Forum
    i did an elective recently in an american institution, and now im back prepping for steps, but i heard recently that the attending who had told me he would give me a lor, is going to retire soon. he has already given me a lor, but told me i should contact him when im going to apply, so that he...
  16. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I am an IMG done with Step 1, CK n CS and preparing for my step 3. I need to add on some good USCE to my profile. 1. People around me are advising that its pretty hard and almost zero chance to find externships. Is this true?? 2. I know the importance of US lor's in the interview selection but...
  17. IMG Residency Match Forum
    There is a doc in my country who got ABIM *american board* but he doesn't work in USA now ,,, so, If i get a LOR from him ... does LOR consider US LOR ? is it good for match? thank u
  18. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I have a letter of recommendation in FM from a D.O. (I plan on applying FM), but I am afraid that it may look negatively on my part rather than having a letter from an M.D. Any thoughts if this is a big deal or not?
  19. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi all I did my elective in April 2012 and the attending(PD for IM programs in a very reputed university) agreed to give me a LOR after I sent her my (ERAS)details for uploading. I am planning to apply in sep2013. -Do I wait till sep13?(she is really busy and is always surrounded by students...
  20. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I plan to apply for 2 specialties, I want each of my referees to write one general letter to support me. But on the Oasis LWP service, I am not clear about the instruction, so I requested a general letter twice from the same author. Is it true I should just request one general letter from one...
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