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  • MedRookie

    March 24, 2015 at 1:54 am
    QuickSelver, post: 325, member: 0 wrote:
    I would say Yes start as soon as possible. You can never have extra recommendation letters. If you start now you can always pick and choose which ones you want to send. However try to maintain contact with the professors that would write a good recommendation letter.
    Usually these letters are dated and you do not want to send one in with your application thats a few years old.

    I didn’t think about it that way at all. Thank you!
    Then, I’ll request them not to date the letters.

    What ended up happening with me is when I left Uni i went straight to work and lost contact with most of my professors.

    The research and clinical elective is a great idea!

    That’s what many of my seniors and medical students advised me to do. If you would like to do some in USA, you can check out the AAMC electives compendium or this website.