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Letters of recommendation are an important factor in the medical school admissions process. This is typically the only area of your application where a medical school will learn about your personal qualities.

AMCAS has also developed Letters of Evaluation Guidelines to help you and your letter writer strategize the organization of the letter and the key competencies to convey in the letter.

It is very important that you choose a letter writer who knows you well and not one who simply knows you because you received an “A” in their course. The letter writers can range from professors and GSI’s (Graduate Student Instructors) to supervisors for voluntary activities, principal investigators in your research lab, your supervisor at work or community members.

To ensure that all of your letters of recommendation have arrived, make sure you open an account with Interfolio, for your letter writers to upload their letters to.