liftaway

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what happens if one of my attendings didn't include a letterhead? I didn't see the letter but her coordinator said that she thought it was optional (per eras letter form instructions). Should I ask her to redo it?
 

camedstudent23

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I have the same question. Secretary said they think it was sent on letterhead but only the faculty ever saw it. I don't know if I should push the issue and verify? I did see some threads from 2008 talking about letters not using blue ink, so at least we don't have to deal with that!
 

aProgDirector

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As long as the letter is accepted by ERAS, then it really doesn't matter. ERAS has rules for rejecting letters -- i.e. they must be signed. I don't remember if letterhead is required, but I don't think so.
 

camedstudent23

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As long as the letter is accepted by ERAS, then it really doesn't matter. ERAS has rules for rejecting letters -- i.e. they must be signed. I don't remember if letterhead is required, but I don't think so.
You may not know this, but when in the app process do they reject LOR's? I already have all my letters available to be assigned on ERAS, but am worried it may get rejected like September 15th.
 

aProgDirector

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You may not know this, but when in the app process do they reject LOR's? I already have all my letters available to be assigned on ERAS, but am worried it may get rejected like September 15th.
That's a "WAN" issue. Worried About Nothing.

The LOR will be rejected in the first 5-7 business days. Once it's available in ERAS, you're all set.
 
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