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* LOR waived vs not waived..........
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  sublimation - 06/13/18 12:12
 
  -LOR writers and their staff are busy. It is not easy to get LORS uploaded by their staff every time we need so.
- Does it make a huge difference if LORS are waived vs not waived.

please guide. Thanks Everyone.
 
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* Re:LOR waived vs not waived..........
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  dreamstocometrue - 06/13/18 14:30
 
 
May be yes, if LOR from ACGME programs. No different if its NON ACGME. Its just my opinion.
 
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  sublimation - 06/13/18 22:30
 
  @dreamstocometrue.......Thank you

More opinions please.??
 
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  indu12345 - 06/15/18 08:48
 
  Waived is always better.

 
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* Re:LOR waived vs not waived..........
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  smartpc - 06/15/18 10:08
 
  From a Program Coordinator - Always waive your LOR's. Programs do look to see if LOR's were waived or uploaded by the ERAS applicant.  
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  lingala - 06/16/18 12:46
 
  Yes it will be having differences. Wavied LORs are more useful than unwaived LORs. PDs will be looking for wavied LORs.  
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  darkhorse - 06/17/18 14:06
 
  Only waived LORs have any value
 
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  cerulean - 06/18/18 13:45
 
  Just think about it. No one is going to write even remotely critical if they know you will be seeing those LORs. Only waived LOR carry any value. It is very easy to upload those LORs.  
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* Re:LOR waived vs not waived..........
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  dreamstocometrue - 06/18/18 18:30
 
 
@cerulean: It depends on the attitude of the attending as well as relationship one has with his/her attending. No one wants to work, most attending will ask the person requesting LOR to write one so that the attending can make changes.

LOR's don't really carry that much weight unless they are from an ACGME institute and offer a personal honest feedback of an candidate.

I doubt any receives a bad LOR. Its a subjective assessment tool.
 
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  smartpc - 06/19/18 16:17
 
  As a program coordinator, I have seen many negative LOR's. You would be surprised.  
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* Re:LOR waived vs not waived..........
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  dreamstocometrue - 06/19/18 17:22
 
  Its amazing as a program coordinator you can find time to be on this forum  
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