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LoR "Waive Rights" better or not?

  • It's better to "waive our rights" to see the LoR

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  • It's better NOT to "waive our rights" to see the LoR

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LoRs, Waive My Rights or Not

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It's has always been noted that "waiving your rights" for the LoR carries an advantage over not doing that with regard to letters of recommendations for residency application.

However, I personally think that not waiving the rights carries significant advantages, these are:

  • Faster processing time, as the letter writer does not need to write coversheet and DSF and send the letter by himself/herself.
  • You yourself read the LoR and see if there are mistakes in it, such as the AAMC ID number or the spelling of your name.
  • In rare instances, the letter writer may actually write bad about you!

Let's see what you think about that?
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I got my LOR, the doctors told me to tell the PD they wanted me to see how good of a student I was. Also many PD have told me it does not matter, if a doctor asked waived is all because he wants to right some stuff that he does not want you to know.

My LOR's are all 20-30 lines each. I got 4 from FAAFP, FAAP, FACC-CBMI, FACOG, all well know doctors in USA. one of them is top 5 OB/GYN in USA and they told me it does not matter
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