Getting into Medical School: Tips for Obtaining Optimal Letters of Recommendation

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More than ever, a strong letter of recommendation is one of the most critical aspects of applying to medical school. Here's how you can set yourself apart.

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Getting into Medical School: Tips for Obtaining Optimal Letters of Recommendation

  1. 1. Getting into Medical School: Tips for Obtaining Optimal Letters of Recommendation Presented by Michelle A. Finkel, MD Founder, Insider Medical Admissions
  2. 2. Getting into medical school is becoming increasingly competitive.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  3. 3. More competitive candidates are now pursuing a medical career making the submission of an excellent medical school application more important.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  4. 4. American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS ®) accepts letters of recommendation (LORs) for participating medical schools, enabling institutions to receive letters electronically.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  5. 5. LORs are one of the most critical aspects of applying to medical school.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  6. 6. Choose the right person to author your LOR.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  7. 7. A LOR writer wish list would include someone who Is senior faculty with a weighty title Is well known in his/her field Has spent significant time with you Is an experienced letter-writer Has explicitly stated s/he will write you a strong LORwww.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  8. 8. It is important to directly ask any potential author, Can you write me a very strong letter for medical school?www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  9. 9. Receiving a LOR from an accomplished, known colleague will usually be weighed more heavily than one from someone deemed less accomplished and unfamiliar.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  10. 10. To improve your medical school candidacy fully, consider working with a professional.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  11. 11. Applicants can unknowingly undermine their chances of success with poorly compiled application materials.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  12. 12. A qualified personal medical school admissions consultant provides a great advantage.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  13. 13. Medical school consulting companies come in a variety of forms.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  14. 14. Elite companies offer both the medical focus and a highly experienced consultant who works one-on-one with clients.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  15. 15. These professionals have the inside knowledge of how medical school admissions work, providing individualized guidance to optimize applicants personal essays, AMCAS ® and interview skills.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  16. 16. Elite companies that offer both the medical focus and a highly experienced consultant who works one-on-one with clients offer a large advantage for pre-medical applicants.www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com
  17. 17. Get more information atwww.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com Michelle A. Finkel, MD Founder, Insider Medical Admissions Follow me on @InsiderMedical

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