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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

26690 Views 11 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  drcuddles
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 did an elective recently and my attending agreed on giving me an LoR...she asked me whether i want to waive my right to see the letter or not....she said that she has served in the selection committee for many residency programs and if u don't waive your right your application is red tagged....I am not applying fr match this year i will do so next I won't have a AAMC ID till next what should I ask her to do? can u b sure that the attending will give u a nice letter...n will my asking her not to waive after she has advised me to waive upset her?:scared:
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:confused: i am doing electives as a student n i have decided to do a year of research before when i apply the letter will be a year 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?
I dont understand what is it mean to
Waive My Rights or Not in LOR
I could do that but asking them fr a letter one time only is so difficult....wil thy do it fr us two times!!!
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