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If we submit our application before a letter writer can submit their letter, will our application verification be delayed until they submit the letter? Will they even be allowed to submit the letter once the primary is submitted?
 
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?
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.
 
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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.
Would we still be able to input additional recommenders on AMCAS?
 

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Would we still be able to input additional recommenders on AMCAS?
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
 
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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
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.
 
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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
What if the professor totally picky sweared that they’ll write it?
 

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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?

All of the above have happened to students if mine. Having a letter assigned to a school ahead of time gives no advantage and just presents potential risks wholly under your control. To do so is bad judgement
 
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?
5) Or goes on maternity leave unexpectedly early.
6) Gets hired by another university.
7) Gets fired.
8) Dies.

We've seen all the above.