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Is it adviseable to use a recommendation file service for LORs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by thechairman, May 28, 2008.

  1. thechairman

    thechairman 2+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Hey I have a couple of questions

    How many of you guys use a university recommendation file service to collect your LORs and send them to schools? Do medical schools prefer this option over having the professors send them individually? What did you guys do about sending LORs to school?
    I'm debating whether or not to this, because my school requires me to write an essay (1-2 pages) before setting up any kind of account.

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  3. p30doc

    p30doc Ever true and unwavering 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 2007
  4. moe_4eva

    moe_4eva doprepd on my haed 2+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    Use something like interfolio, then you can send in your LORs long before they are due, and it is much easier to manage whether or not the schools you are applying to have received them.
  5. lazza

    lazza 2+ Year Member

    May 11, 2008
    Yes - I would strongly advise using a service like Interfolio.

    I used Interfolio myself last year and it made the process of sending LOR's simple and painless, and you basically know 100% that the school has recieved your letters.

    You can send transcripts too - I had my (extremely expensive) transcript from a foreign college sent to Interfolio one time, and then sending copies of my transcripts was simple and inexpensive.

    Also you have a 3rd party verification of the fact that you transmitted your letters on time (if this becomes necessary).

    Overall an excellent idea and makes life SOOO much easier - a very important thing when every step in the medical school application process is such a pain in the a$$ !!!!

    : )

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