How to prove that a DO LOR was written by an ACTUAL physician?

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I'm new to Interfolio and during the beginning of requesting a LOR from my DO, I began to wonder how does this give schools proof that the LOR was actually written by a physician and not some random person? Like it seems like it's easy for someone to fake a DO LOR through Interfolio. Sorry, but this has just been bothering me...
 

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I'm new to Interfolio and during the beginning of requesting a LOR from my DO, I began to wonder how does this give schools proof that the LOR was actually written by a physician and not some random person? Like it seems like it's easy for someone to fake a DO LOR through Interfolio. Sorry, but this has just been bothering me...

Because it says D.O. after their last name...
 

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Your physician uploads or sends the letter in on official letterhead. A school isn't going to read/put any weight on a letter that doesn't come on letterhead.
 

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But can't someone just put "DO" after their name?
Yes, just like someone can make a really elaborate transcript on photoshop...Yes, people can fabricate glorious letters of recommendation on behalf of themselves and attach a random DO in their area's name, but really...

let it go...
 

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One of my physicians doesn't even have an office... I guess his Letterhead is gonna be designed in Word, lol.
 

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I'm new to Interfolio and during the beginning of requesting a LOR from my DO, I began to wonder how does this give schools proof that the LOR was actually written by a physician and not some random person? Like it seems like it's easy for someone to fake a DO LOR through Interfolio. Sorry, but this has just been bothering me...

Just like the IRS randomly audits people, schools randomly contact letter writers to see if they're legit. The schools can also look up names in the state the physician claims to be board certified to see if they're legit.
 

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Just like the IRS randomly audits people, schools randomly contact letter writers to see if they're legit. The schools can also look up names in the state the physician claims to be board certified to see if they're legit.
Change board certified to liscensed and you could be correct. Physicians are not required to be board certified. Just like most people on this forum call the liscensing exams the "boards"