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Is it a problem if I don't have my second SLOE until late October or early November?


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Oct 30, 2011
  1. Medical Student
I am applying in the crazy COVID cycle, with ERAS not even begninning the review process until 10/21. I will have my first SLOE ready in September, but currently won't have my second SLOE until at or after 10/30 (the end date of my second EM rotation). Will this hurt it me or will it be ok?

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Jul 21, 2015
My school is following the recommendations that were just released by the AAMC, and they won't even be letting us go on aways to get a 2nd or 3rd SLOE since we have a home EM program. I am thinking that if my school is doing this, then other schools will be following suit.
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Mar 31, 2011
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I have heard my program is on the verge of cancelling all student rotations this year, so I presume many others are considering it as well. If that's the case, most students will not have multiple (or possibly any) SLOEs. I doubt it will matter much, if at all.

Also, good luck with interviews and the match. It's a stressful time. Be sure to take care of yourself!
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Yeah a tons of unknowns. I think programs and students alike will both favor the known over the unknown this year, especially with video interviews. I forsee match classes that are heavily populated by people that rotated. Programs will want known candidates. Candidates will want a hospital they’ve been to and seen over places they did a short online interview at. I think unless in-person interviews happen, this will be the case. We’ll see lots of apps with one, or at most 2, sloes. There will be some with none.
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