Four to six recommendations are needed for the MPAC to write the committee letter.

All letters must be on letterhead, signed, and dated. Although you will need to request letters before you have an advisor, be sure to discuss your letter choices with your advisor. Please remember that your advisor is not permitted to reveal anything about the content of a letter.

At times the Medical Professions Advisory Committee is asked to describe the type of information the medical professions schools are seeking. Schools want information beyond the student's grade in a course. They are interested in letters that describe the student academically and personally. For example, they are interested in qualities such as leadership skills, ability to get along with others, and maturity. They want to know about accomplishments or traits that are unique to this candidate and distinguish her from others. They particularly want comments supported by specific examples when possible.