ON ERAS, I only had 3 letters of rec. specified to go to the programs. Yes i know I should have had more, but 2 other letter writters never got back to me. The 3rd one agreed to write it but still hasn't sent it in after numerous calls and only being able to talk to him through his secretary. the programs haven't brought up that I only have 2 letters of rec in the file currently. When they know they are missing the 3rd one. It hasn't been a problem to secure the interviews or even an issue on the interviews. But it makes me sweat a little bit when I see that all the programs require atleast 3 letters of rec. What happens when match day rolls around, or for that matter, the ranking deadline day and I don't have the 3rd letter? Are the programs not going to rank me b/c of it? Is this a really strict NRMP guidline that the programs must adhere to? Or can the programs let it slide and "pretend" my have all the requirements and rank me? And if they do rank me, will they be able to accept me when July 1st comes around.