Unfortunately the person due to give me a reference for my UCAS application let me down and didn’t submit one (after many assurances that it would be done) leaving me with no reference very close to the UCAS submission deadline. In a state of panic, I had to accept a very basic reference (2 lines) from someone else who does not know me well. Obviously this does not look good at all and I am now wondering how to proceed. I don’t know whether to contact the medical schools to explain why I don’t have a substantial reference on my application or to perhaps offer alternative references which I can obtain now I have a bit more time? Any advice appreciated.