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Only able to secure 1 gas LOR

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by aka_tigerj, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. aka_tigerj

    aka_tigerj ASA Member

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    As the title suggests, I have 1 GAS LOR & 2 IM LOR...

    All are from my home program. I decided late to apply to gas because I enjoyed my rotation...

    Do most schools require 2 GAS letters?
     
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  3. urge

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    That is 1 anesthesia letter more than needed.
     
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    It's still August.... does your home institution only write one, aggregate letter? I remember submitting a few of mine days to weeks after my ERAS itself was sent off.
     
  5. aka_tigerj

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    I'm pretty sure most programs require 1 anesthesia letter....

    You mean like an 'anesthesia chair' letter?
     
  6. rishk789

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    I'd definitely have a letter from your anesthesiology program director (or at least a composite letter including him/her) - some of my colleagues were asked why they didn't have PD letters.
     
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    I dunno---most everyone doesn't do away rotations in anesthesia and still gets multiple letters---I agree with other posters I don't think it's especially critical that the letters come from anesthesia faculty, rather faculty who can attest to your capacity to learn and work ethic. However, it's probably nice if they come from anesthesia folks.

    So unless the program you are at only does a joint letter (which in this case might be a chair letter) why not get multiple ones? Especially with the application deadline still a month away?
     
  8. Ezekiel2517

    Ezekiel2517 Anesthesiologist
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    1 letter is fine, I only had one. The quality of the letters is much more significant
     
  9. aka_tigerj

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    Forgot to say, but the gas lor is from a private practice dr in a community hospital because that's where my antes rotation was...
     
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    Don't know if there is some discrimination in academic vs community
     
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    If they have a big name or are known by whoever is reviewing your app then its good. Where did that doc train? If people remember him from wherever he was and liked him then thats a good thing for you.
     

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