Mar 16, 2012
I am an IMG with 2 good letters from my home school. I am applying to Family Medicine. I've done 1 rotation in the US and am currently in the middle of another. I anticipate getting letters from attendings from both of these rotations, but neither will be in by September 15. One should be ready by the end of September and the other by midway through October.

I am currently working with an R3 who could write an upload a letter for me (cosigned by an attending). Is it better to have 3 LoRs (including a US letter) ready to go on September 15, or to wait several weeks for the attending letters?

I think my application is reasonably solid aside from being short a US letter and I don't want the lack of a US letter to keep me from getting interviews.

Thanks for the help!