Evaluations must be written by either faculty who taught the applicant, preferably courses used to satisfy admissions criteria, or faculty who supervised the applicant conducting research outside the classroom. A minimum of three faculty evaluation letters is required: however, one composite evaluation from a pre-professional advisory committee will suffice. Composite letters must contain the names of faculty who participated in the evaluation of the applicant.
All letters must be printed on institutional letterhead, signed by the author(s) and state the course(s) in which he/she taught the applicant.
This medical school seeks information on unique contributions that an applicant might provide to a medical school class and the presence, or absence, of any of the following core, entry-level competencies for entering medical students. Authors are encouraged to consult AAMC Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Evaluation for a Medical School Applicant for details.
Thinking and reasoning competencies
Supplemental letters should be kept to a minimum. When appropriate, a supplemental letter from a physician the applicant has shadowed or current employer may be considered by the admissions committee, but it does not replace required faculty evaluations.
Instructions for submitting letters are provided to applicants in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application. In all cases, applicants must provide authors a letter request form generated from the applicant's AMCAS application. Letters sent directly to this medial school will not be accepted.
Letters of evaluation can be submitted online as a .PDF file to the appropriate site:
Mail hard copy to AMCAS for scanning into PDF file. If you select this option, attach the letter request form to your letter(s) and mail to:
AMCAS will acknowledge receipt of your letter; this office will not. AMCAS will load .PDF files into applications and distribute your letter electronically to all medical schools indicated by the applicant in his/her AMCAS application.
Applicants who reapply must submit new evaluation letters with each application.
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