Cadet133

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My doctor told me today that he did not sign the LOR and just uploaded to my ERAS. My question is, if the doctor himself uploaded it wouldn't that be alone authentic? How important is a signed LOR. I waived my right to see it btw
 

typhoonegator

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It wouldn't bother me FWIW. He really should have put an e-signature on it, but that reflects poorly on him alone. It's not like some King's decree that isn't valid without his wax seal.
 

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It is technically a requirement from ERAS that the letters have a signature on them. I have no idea if they'd reject the letter or just process it through though.
 

Raryn

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What are the odds of this actually getting caught?
They review all the letters to make sure that they were at least uploaded to the correct person (I.e. that they refer to applicant John Smith rather than Jane Doe), so my bet is that they'll notice. Whether they care is another question.
 

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They review all the letters to make sure that they were at least uploaded to the correct person (I.e. that they refer to applicant John Smith rather than Jane Doe), so my bet is that they'll notice. Whether they care is another question.
You really think they review all of them? How can you be sure?
 

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It is technically a requirement from ERAS that the letters have a signature on them. I have no idea if they'd reject the letter or just process it through though.
If you upload a SLOR there is no place for a signature. A LOR should be signed but I am not sure it is actually a requirement