zurned

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So I'm a 4th year right now and in the process of getting letters of recommendation. What is the difference between an SLOR and a regular LOR? In fact, what is an SLOR period? How many of each do most programs require for applications? If I ask a faculty member who is not a director of anything, would I be getting a regular LOR or an SLOR?

Thanks, clearly I am very confused. Is the SLOR something specific to EM or do other specialities also have such a thing?
 

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SLOR is a "standard letter of recommendation" for ED residencies. It is different than just asking someone to write out a letter for you. I have attached a copy for reference.
 

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zurned

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Thanks for the reply!

How many SLORs do I need and how many regular LORs do I need? Do only clerkship directors/residency program directors write these? If I get a letter from an EM attending that is NOT a program director, whcih format should I use?
 

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SLOR take place of LOR, not sure but I think you are allowed to submit 2 of these? Someone who has applied for residency can correct that.
 

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You need 2 SLOR's from a clinical rotation. A LOR from some other rotation is good as well, or from a mentor, etc.