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Update letter (New Letter of Reference)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Alfie99, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. Alfie99

    Alfie99 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2012
    Hi all,

    I was hoping for a little advice. When I wrote the AMCAS primary, I had been working a job for a couple of months. I have finally got a letter of reference from my current employer, but I submitted way back on 7/1 for a lot of my secondaries. Would it be wise to send this to schools that would accept updates/extra letters of references? For example, NYU, who accepts up to 10 letters, this would be my 10th letter.

    I believe the reference is very strong, I didn't make it priority before as it would be my 3rd letter from a research supervisor.

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  3. Mr Roboto

    Mr Roboto 2+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2013
    A galaxy far, far away...
    If the first 9 didn't convince them to interview you, I have a hard time imagining a tenth LOR would make any difference.
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  4. Afford

    Afford 2+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    10 letters? I feel that having so many hurts your application because you want the person to read only strong letters of recommendation and after a few, the person might skim through the rest or zone out.
  5. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Do you really think one more LOR is going to make a difference?

  6. Alfie99

    Alfie99 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2012
    That is what I am asking. I am not sure. I know it will be a very strong letter of reference, and perhaps it is the case that it would make a difference at ONE of the schools I submit it to. Especially if I am very close to the score that grants an interview.
  7. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    See Roboto's post above.
  8. Alfie99

    Alfie99 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2012
    Ahh, not if they are balanced from different areas and are close or equal in strength. I mean, a lot of schools have very lengthy secondaries that they willingly create and end up having to read 10,000 of them.
  9. claduva94

    claduva94 2+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    I promise you 10 is probably overkill. I wouldn't send it.

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