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LOR Check up/reminder?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by NRAI2001, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. NRAI2001

    NRAI2001 3K Member 10+ Year Member

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    So after my ICU rotation I asked the attending if he would write me a LOR and he agreed (happily it seemed). A week later I went to his office and dropped off my CV and a thank you card.. its been about 3 months now and I havent heard back from him yet. He's a super nice guy and I dont think he hesitated when I asked him for a LOR because I busted my ass that month on ICU....

    Whats the best way to check up on a LOR from an attending (to see if its complete, not to read it or anything).. if not completed whats the best way to remind an attending about it?

    Thanks
     
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  3. thepoopologist

    thepoopologist Ph.D in Clinical Meconium Bronze Donor 7+ Year Member

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    This is why I'm going to flat out ask that they sign a pre-written LOR if I really get along with them.
     
  4. tco

    tco 7+ Year Member

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    I would think that sending him an email as a friendly reminder wouldn't be offensive, especially if you two got along very well.
     
  5. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah just an email should work, might want to throw something in there like "Thanks again for..." and attach an electronic copy of your CV. You shouldn't take it personally; intensivists are extremely busy people in the main, and honestly I would have recommended sending monthly reminders instead of nervously waiting for 3 whole months.
     
  6. Roguelyn

    Roguelyn 2+ Year Member

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    Yes, definitely send a reminder!
     

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