This is my 1st LOR.... I've recently just spent 2 great months at our Surgery department. I gave a pretty solid and unique impression, and have recently asked one of the Professors with whom I've had most contact to write me a LOR. Of course he told me to write it myself, then he'll modify and sign it for me. The letter was really strong, and his modifications actually made it even stronger. Except for one issue: In the summary (most imp part), he won't say I was the "best intern he has ever worked with" Alright I can live with that... He says he can write I'm "one of the best 3-5"....or "one of the best"... Now considering this is the 1st LOR I've ever acquired, and probably my strongest and most sincere, which is better? "is one of the best interns I've ever worked with" or "is one of the best 3 (or 5) interns I've ever worked with" He's letting me make the choice, and knowing how imp. the summary portion is in a LOR, I'm hoping you guys could help me on that. By giving a number, I fear it will draw attention to the fact he hasn't written "the best".... However, "one of the best" is pretty solid, if not comparative or specifying. This may seem pretty MINOR... but for us IMGs, landing on a residency is really, really difficult. I really want to have a competitive application... I should have it signed in 2-3 days, so plz let me know what you think asap. Also any suggestions regarding LORs in general are MOST welcome. Thanks.