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    What year LORs are okay?

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    If I have all my LORs dated Jan 2013, and will be applying for 2014-2015 Match,
    do I need to go back to the letter writers requesting them to re-sign the same LORs but with a different year (one year later)?

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    IMO it would be preferable to do that if it's not too much trouble. Some programs only accept LOR written within the past year, such info can be found on their applicant information webpage, although not all of them will have such requirements listed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownToEarth View Post
    IMO it would be preferable to do that if it's not too much trouble. Some programs only accept LOR written within the past year, such info can be found on their applicant information webpage, although not all of them will have such requirements listed...
    Thanks for the reply!

    Could you tell me more exactly where I can find these requirements for the year of LORs? You said on their applicant information wepage? on the hospital website? (it's just that I haven't seen such requiremets yet, so would be great to know where to look for them!)

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    Hey

    The requirements can be found under "application requirements" where they list the documents you need to submit to ERAS. If they do tell you they want your LOR written within the past year, they'll tell you that, it's hard to miss. That said, it does not mean that programs that do not specify LOR dates do not care when they were written! It simply means they didn't bother to tell you....so always best to have recent LORs! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownToEarth View Post
    Hey

    The requirements can be found under "application requirements" where they list the documents you need to submit to ERAS. If they do tell you they want your LOR written within the past year, they'll tell you that, it's hard to miss. That said, it does not mean that programs that do not specify LOR dates do not care when they were written! It simply means they didn't bother to tell you....so always best to have recent LORs! Good luck!
    Hi there,

    and thanks again for reply.
    one more thing I wanted to ask if you don't mind:
    If I renew my LORs, then they'll just have a more recent dates (current year's match date), but the rotations themselves for which I got these LORs have been done at a fixed point of time in past, and that info will be on my application.

    So - would this discrepancy cause any suspicions and extra questions?

    Thanks you...

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    DownToEarth is offline Newbie 510 points
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    you got a good point! maybe others can chime in on this one. since i'm non carribean, it was hard to get USCE so if i had to renew LoR I would still get the same authors to write them. But if youre able to get LoR from recent USCE I'd definitely go for that. sorry this probably isn't much help, i hope more experienced users can give a better answer!

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