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BullsDoctor

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently doing a transitional year internship (just started last week) and I'll be applying for psychiatry in this cycle. I already have all of my letter of recommendation from last year reuploaded by the letter writers and personal statement ready to upload. But I'm wondering if I need any letter of good standing from this residency program or a letter from the PD of my transitional year. Everyone has given me different answers regarding this matter, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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yes you need something from your last employer. if you don't, people will ask for it or want to speak with your training director. also if possible I would ask your letter writers to update their letters rather than resubmitting last years. I'm sure some people won't care (as PGY-2 spots are usually ridiculously uncompetitive) but some people (like me) do care.
 

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also if possible I would ask your letter writers to update their letters rather than resubmitting last years. I'm sure some people won't care (as PGY-2 spots are usually ridiculously uncompetitive) but some people (like me) do care.
This might not be PC but I think if PDs would limit themselves to US MDs with no academic problems (Step failures or course failures), it would be a better predictor than decent up to date LORs.
 

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This might not be PC but I think if PDs would limit themselves to US MDs with no academic problems (Step failures or course failures), it would be a better predictor than decent up to date LORs.
if they limited themselves in such a way then 40% of psych residency spots would go unfilled...
 
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Thanks for the reply in the thread. I wanted to clarify because there is no actual place in the ERAS application for the transitional year PD to upload letter in...do applicants simply use up 1 of the 4 letter of rec spots and have the transitional year PD upload the letter, and submit the application along with all the other letter of recs?
 
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