Reference letters (aka letters of reference) are another component to the CaRMS R1 Application. This component is of particular interest because it's not something you can start a week before the application is due...or even when the application opens. The foundation for good letters of reference come throughout your clerkship rotation, so tune into this episode to hear what should start thinking about now. In this episode, we interview Dr. Melanie Lewis, associate Dean of Learner Advocacy & Wellness at the University of Alberta. She chats about the best way to ask for letters, who you should ask/from what specialties, how to gently remind physicians who haven't submitted your letter when the deadline approaches, and much more.