LeB. Very close to mandatory unless the rest of your app is stellar.Praying4EM said:Sorry, I can't answer that question, but as a matter of fact, I have some LOR questions too, so I thought may as well piggyback this thread considering the answers to our ? may be helpful to all needing LOR's.
1- I did a 4 week rotation in Trauma surgery. It is in a academic hospital, through the surgery dept. It was very ER related, in fact, the surgeons handled ALL trauma's in that hospital, whether Level I, or Level II and I never once went into the OR. It was more or less an ER trauma rotation cuz that's where I spent all my time and was on trauma team w/ ER residents rotating from another hospital, as well as the surgical residents on trauma duty. I managed to impress the director of trauma, who is a surgeon, but a trauma surgeon, and he agreed to write a favorable LOR. question is, can I use a SLOR for his, or must it be from an ER attending? I know ER programs like LOR's to be from ER docs, but I figured it can't be all that bad to get one from the Director of Trauma at a level I trauma center?
2 - I got my ER rotation scheduled for the month of september. later than I would have liked. Is it going to hurt me to have LOR's in at begining of Oct at the earliest? And should I hold back my application till I have them? I know you can submit the app and then upload the LOR's when you get them, but I'm afraid they'll just reject me thinking I don't have LOR's or do they just wait on your app to be complete to evaluate it?
Thanks and good luck to all M4's going for ER!