Allright, I'm reviewing the CAS process for the early match, and the recommended date to have all of the ophtho materials in (for this past year) was Sept. 5th. Is this a realistic date, or is necessary to get everything in earlier to be considered by most programs? (or can we get it in later and get away with it?) Since we have *no* ophtho faculty at our school, I am really feeling the pressure to get a letter from an ophtho faculty at an away rotation. Since we can't even start these until July at my school, it seems I am quite under the gun to do a single away rotation in July, do whatever it takes to get a letter, and hope it rocks! I guess I will try to get my other 2 letters from other departments, or perhaps a community optho who is a preceptor for our school.