Residency

Can the letter of recommendation become an electronic standardized letter of reference?

Residency Program Alert, April 28, 2017

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by Deepak Gupta, MD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor; and Sarwan Kumar, MD, internal medicine assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit

When we previously discussed post-interview reviews of letters of recommendation (LOR) and personal statements, instead of logistically unfeasible pre-interview reviews of them during the Electronic Residency Application Service season, we attempted to make the case for a comprehensive review of a smaller pool of interviewees as opposed to screening a much larger pool of applicants.

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