So by now you’ve read my earlier post, 5 Rules for Requesting a Letter of Recommendation via Email. If you follow the rules laid out there, you should have no problem getting your professors to agree to write you a letter of recommendation.
But I know that some people want a little more help. Asking for a letter of recommendation can be intimidating. That’s why I’ve created a few sample emails for different scenarios. All of them follow the 5 rules.
The following is a sample medical school recommendation letter request from a pre-medical student that requests a professional letter of recommendation for a professor, physician, or friend. This is only a guide and may be tailored to each individual students requirements. Feel free to copy and paste the information that follows to create your own request for a letter of recommendation. Visit the page on medical school recommendation letters for more information.
When requesting a letter of recommendation, ensure you inform the letter writer of the letter requirements. Include how they should submit the letter as well as the information that should be included.
Letters of recommendation are a medical school admissions requirement that you should ideally complete months before you apply. Not just any generic letter of recommendation will make your application stand out, so read the 10 FAQs to learn how to get great letters of recommendation that will be a major asset for your application.
A letter of recommendation is an assessment of your abilities, character and performance by someone that has appropriate standing to make the assessment. (Usually someone who knows you well.) Letters of recommendation are frequently requested by graduate school admissions programs.
Asking for a letter of recommendation for medical school is like asking for a date: The toughest part is asking! Once you’ve made your intentions clear, you can relax and just be yourself.
Choose professors that are willing and eager to help you on your way, and try to choose professors that teach your important med school prerequisites like Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
To gain admission to a top medical school program, you''''re going to need more than just high MCAT scores and a stellar transcript. You''''re going to need people who know you well to vouch for you. Your letters of recommendation will attest to your potential as a star medical student and future doctor.
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