Letter of Recommendation to Med School Samples
Letter of Recommendation to Med School Samples document sample
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2009 Med/Dent Application Informational Meeting for 2010 Application Cycle April 28, 2009 Dr. M. Samide and Mrs. J. Malarney www.butler.edu/postgraduate Medical / Dental School Primary Application AMCAS/AADSAS processes Secondary Interview the primary application. Application Once this processing is complete, AMCAS/AADSAS Upon invitation from Schedule sends the primary application the medical school: interview date to the medical schools upon invitation selected by the applicant. Submit additional from the letters of At this point, the medical medical or recommendation school takes over the dental school application. Submit additional writing samples Complete online application Send updated Send college transcripts transcripts if necessary Letters of Recommendation sent here Pay additional Pay application fee application fee if required Personal Statement Information • http://www.essayedge.com/medical/essay advice/course/lessonone.shtml • http://www.amsa.org/premed/premedguide /pstatement.cfm#1 For medical school, but also could be used for dental Recommendation Letters • AMCAS and AADSAS – submit letters when you apply through the application service AMCAS Letter Basics • Applicants can add up to 10 letters – 2009 Applicants averaged 2-3 letters per application • Applicants can send “targeted” letters – Alumnus – MD/PhD • AMCAS retains letters for one application cycle only AMCAS Letter Basics In AMCAS, the student will: Identifythe letters AMCAS will receive (up to 10 letters) Committee letter, letter packet OR Individual letter Institution Information (if available) Letter Writer / Contact information Can add additional authors for letter packets Print letter request form and provide it to letter writer/ contact Track receipt of letters by AMCAS AMCAS Letter Basics • Designating Letters to Medical Schools – Select Medical School – A pre-populated list of letters entered by the applicant will appear – Choose from the list of letters by either selecting all letters or designating them individually – Letters DO NOT have to be entered before submission of the application. • Once application is submitted with letter information it can NOT be edited/deleted AMCAS Letters – not sending • Applicants will be able to let AMCAS know if a letter is no longer going to be received so that: – Medical Schools will not wait for the delivery of a letter – Applicants will stop receiving reminders about a letter they don’t plan to have sent • This letter still makes up one of their 10 letter entries Recommendation Letters • At Butler – Committee Letter Process – Right now • Select and Ask a professor to write your committee letter (should have already done this!!!) • Fill out OPGS worksheets (available now) – Judy???? Links to Medical Information Opens May 5th! • http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/advisors/amcas2 010instructions041509.pdf • http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/advisors/2010co nversionguide.pdf • http://www.medicine.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=174&oTopID=1 74#app • http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2010apptips.pdf • http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2010appchecklist.p df • http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/faq/amcasletters.ht m Links to Dental Information Opens June 1st! • http://www5.adea.org/WebDocs/AADSAS/ AppAADSASInstructions.pdf • http://www.adea.org/dental_education_pat hways/aadsas/Documents/AppInfo.pdf Links to Podiatric Information • http://www.e-aacpmas.org/ • http://www.e- aacpmas.org/aacpmas2009/html- bin/beforeapp.html • http://www.aacpm.org/ • http://www.ocpm.edu/?page=admission Links to Osteopathic Information •http://www.aacom.org/Pages/default.aspx •http://www.aacom.org/people/colleges/Pag es/AppsDue.aspx •http://www.aacom.org/resources/bookstore/ cib/Documents/cib2010/2010cib-p18-20.pdf •http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?Page ID=ost_main •http://www.atsu.edu/kcom/ Alternate Programs •http://www.meddean.luc.edu/depts/grad_sc hool/programs.htm •http://www.pbhealth.iupui.edu •http://smp.georgetown.edu/ •http://grad.medicine.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=18 51 •http://www.msms.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=6994 &SubDomain=true Some IU Dent Stats – 1778 applied in 2008 – 101 matriculated in 2008 – 5.6% – Average GPA: 3.53 (science, 3.48) – DAT Averages: Academic – 18.8 Perceptual – 20 Science – 18.7 – Placement: IUB, IUPUI, PU, BS, Butler Our Dental Stats 2009 placement – 4 / 8 (50%) • Why were students accepted – Applied Early (May and June) – High DAT (19-23 on various sections) – High GPA (3.4 to 4.0) • Why were students rejected – Applied late (September) – Low DAT (15-17 on various sections) – Low GPA (2.4 to 3.0) Some National Medical Stats – 40706 Applicants – 14729 Accepted – 36% – Average GPA: 3.69 – Average MCAT: 30 Our Medical Stats 2009 placement – 12 / 28 (50%) • Why were students accepted – Applied Early (May and June) – High MCAT (30-34 total) – High GPA (3.8 to 4.0) • Why were students rejected – Applied late (September) – Multiple Low MCAT (19-28 total) – Low GPA (3.0 to 3.7) – Weak interview – Questionable school discipline record Our Medical Stats 2009 placement – 12 / 28 (43%) Graduating seniors Postgraduate students Placement was 7 of 19 Placement was 5 of 9 What to do now: • Decide if and then where to apply • Get copies of ALL transcripts • Letters of Recommendation…coordinate with Judy • Refine your personal goal statement • Develop a resume of activities and accomplishments • Start working on the application as soon as it becomes available on-line!