310prolene

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May 13, 2015
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I am applying to integrated plastic surgery residencies (I have asked this same question on the plastics board, but this forum has higher volume). I have heard conflicting things regarding a chair's letter being required for plastics. Regardless, if I have a letter from a department chair, but I did not click the "department chair" box on ERAS when submitting the letter, is this still considered a "chair's letter"? I would hate to bug the letter writer to go back and re-submit the letter, just so it can be specified as such. Thank you in advance.
 
Mar 13, 2012
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Medical Student
I am applying to integrated plastic surgery residencies (I have asked this same question on the plastics board, but this forum has higher volume). I have heard conflicting things regarding a chair's letter being required for plastics. Regardless, if I have a letter from a department chair, but I did not click the "department chair" box on ERAS when submitting the letter, is this still considered a "chair's letter"? I would hate to bug the letter writer to go back and re-submit the letter, just so it can be specified as such. Thank you in advance.
I actually never clicked that box for my letters from chairs at away programs. I interpreted it as marking that box only for the chair from your home program. Either way, I put their title as "chairman" so I don't think it will be a huge deal....any other thoughts?