No...I thought the universal policy was 3+ 1 DOM (Chair) letter.We should start a thread where we list any internal medicine residency programs that specifically state to not assign more than 3 letters of recommendation.
Has anyone found any of these programs?
This is what I've been told at least. Getting an extra attending letter is recommended for some programs but what you listed is the minimum for most IM programs for getting an interview.
Would you mind sharing which schools only want three letters maximum, and which ones do not want a chair letter?I went on the website of all the places I am applying and just put what they want in an excel sheet (along with other random stuff). There are a few I applied to that do NOT want a chair letter, and then there are some that want a chair letter + ONLY 2 LORs. It didn't take too long to go through fortunately.
Dean's letter is completely separate. Doesn't count one way or the other.
One of my letters was from Family Medicine and I think there's enough overlap there that you'll be okay. But I really would advise to have at least one letter from an internist that you have worked with. It can be in addition to the three above. Did you do any medicine electives? Could you get a letter from any of your third year attendings?Is it ok to apply to IM w/ one IM chair letter, one research mentor letter (spent over a year working 1 on 1 with), and one from my FM clerkship (who I also worked 1 on 1 w/, said he would write a great letter)?
My school does lottery for sub-i and I didn't get mine until February, so won't have a sub-i letter. I haven't done a rotation in IM (yet) this summer since I switched over to the field late. Would this work out for me? Otherwise, stats are great, no red flags.