Hi all, I was hoping some of you could help shed some light on two issues: 1. Our school tells us that we should aim to have "at least 1" LOR uploaded to ERAS by September 1. I plan on having my application all filled out and such by then, but I'm quite sure one of my four LORs will be delayed until probably late September. Is this a problem? Should I still go ahead and submit on/around September 1 and then just have the last LOR uploaded when it's uploaded? I know derm tends to start interviewing late, but I'm not sure if submitting closer to the late deadline would hurt me, and I feel like I can use any help I can get. Also, the earlier I have my app out there, the sooner I could be considered for Prelim interviews. 2. When writing your personal statement, if you had a previous interest in a completely different field and have published in that field, is it useful to mention your previous interest (as sort of a narrative of your decision process that led you to derm) at all? Or is that completely stupid/useless? Thanks.