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What is the new, updated consensus on using LORs obtained from away programs? Would it be a red flag to other programs that you are most interested in that particular institution? Is it advised NOT to send that LOR to all programs?
 

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It's actually assumed that if you bothered to do an away, you did so to get a LOR from it. Not having one may be a red flag but that is specialty specific. In IM (and I assume FM, Peds, Psych), it's pretty irrelevant. In EM, Ortho, Uro, it's expected. Other specialties are likely intermediate.