Another question about letters: what are people's opinions on getting letters from away rotations? I've heard some debate on this. On one side, if you're getting an ophtho letter from your home institution and another one from a place that you do an away rotation, chances that the adcom will know one of the letter writers is greater. On the other side, away rotations don't start until July anyway (at least at my school), which after 4 weeks of the rotation and then giving the preceptor time to write the letter, may not actually get to you until mid-to-late August (which is definitely pushing the time I would want to submit my application). Does it make sense to get a letter from an away rotation? In this case, would an away rotation more or less serve as the 'letter' for that particular institution? Part of the reason I'm asking is because my home institution does not have an ophthalmology residency program, and the department itself isn't very large as it is, so getting 'multiple' ophtho letters may not mean all that much. Any recommendations? Thanks!