Professional programs will ask for letters of recommendation. Medical schools prefer to receive letters from university math and science faculty, but letters can also be obtained from supervising physicians and employers. Letters from family members, pastors, or political figures are usually of very limited value. Topics that may be addressed in letters of support include the following:
The letters can be sent to your Pre-Health Professions Advisor, who will use them in preparation of a composite letter. In order to make use of information contained in the individual letters, the advisor will likely want to receive the letters several weeks prior to the submission of a composite letter. Typically, copies of strong individual letters are sent with the composite letter to medical schools that request secondary applications, although some medical programs impose limits on the number of letters that can be submitted.
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