Sep 14, 2015
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Hi All,
So I am hoping to apply to Emergency Medicine this cycle. I currently have a regular EM LOR, but I will receive my first SLOE by the middle of October ( finish EM rotation by then) and second by the middle of November. Is this too late in terms of applying because I won't have the usually standard of two SLOE by sept 15? If not, should I submit my applications on the sept 15 without the SLOEs ( I made a letter entry for the first SLOE) and assign them when have been confirmed or wait ?

Thank you for the help !
 

Chir0nex

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Aug 22, 2011
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I am also applying EM. From what I have heard you really need at least one SLOE before programs will look at your application (this is consistent with the requirements listed on most program websites). Ideally you would have 2 SLOEs, but 1 SLOE+ non-SLOE EM letters can be ok. In your case the biggest problem is that you won't have any SLOE's until mid October, and so will be reviewed much later than most applications. I am not sure what can be done at this point, all I can say is try talking to your home residency director if there is one.
 

ImgEmHopeful

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Sep 17, 2015
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Hi All,
So I am hoping to apply to Emergency Medicine this cycle. I currently have a regular EM LOR, but I will receive my first SLOE by the middle of October ( finish EM rotation by then) and second by the middle of November. Is this too late in terms of applying because I won't have the usually standard of two SLOE by sept 15? If not, should I submit my applications on the sept 15 without the SLOEs ( I made a letter entry for the first SLOE) and assign them when have been confirmed or wait ?

Thank you for the help !
Yes absolutely send your applications in and add as you go. The big determining factor is two things are you an AMG or IMG and what are your board scores. I had an IMG friend from my school last Year match without an SLOE granted he got 6 interviews after applying to 100+ programs and his scores were 251/252