1) No.1) If we submit our application before a letter writer can submit their letter, will our application verification be delayed until they submit the letter?
2) Will they even be allowed to submit the letter once the primary is submitted?
Would we still be able to input additional recommenders on AMCAS?1) No.
2) The processes of Primary submission, verification, and applications being transmitted to med schools are completely independent of the LOR process. If your writer doesn't submit a letter until the fall term begins (or later, though hopefully not), it will still be accepted by AMCAS.
Bolded for emphasis. Definitely it's a good strategy to wait on assigning letters, as it's it's not a good surprise when a promised letter is delayed or never shows up for various reasons. It's good to have a backup plan in case this happens to you.Yes. You can add letters later. I advise all applicants do not, repeat, so not assign a letter to a school until the letter is actually uploaded into the AMCAS letter system
5) Or goes on maternity leave unexpectedly early.What if
1) professor promises and then disappears for say the summer and ghosts?
2) how about if they get seriously ill or a close family member does?
3) what if they get hit by a car?
4) what if they suddenly resign?