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Use LOR from away elective at one program for another program/city?


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10+ Year Member
Nov 26, 2008
  1. Medical Student
Say for example, if you did an away elective as a 4th year at a Boston program and received a LOR can you use that LOR for other Boston programs and/or other city programs, perhaps NYC or even the west coast? Does this look “bad” that you didn’t do an away elective at their program or even in their city?

Global Disrobal

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15+ Year Member
Sep 24, 2002
  1. Attending Physician
Doesn't have to look bad. When (if) asked, you simply tell them that logistically (i.e. housing, cost) it was the easier place to rotate at, and that you simply were looking to see how different programs are run outside of your own home institution.

Good luck!
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