Letters of Recommendation
All letters (packet or individual) must be submitted on letterhead, and must be signed by the letter writer. Letters not meeting these requirements will not be considered. All letters must be submitted electronically — through the AMCAS letter service (including Virtual Evals or Interfolio). The AMCAS application letter types are: Committee letter, Letter packet or Individual Letter. We do not accept letters of recommendation sent by mail, email, or fax.
If you are submitting an AMCAS Committee Letter or a Letter Packet, we accept all the letters included in the packet. Please make sure that at least one of the letters is from a science professor who has taught you in a biology, chemistry or physics course.If you are submitting individual letters, please submit no more than two letters (one must be from a science professor).If none of these options are applicable please see the guidelines below.
Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation which must be submitted or included in your packet
If you are enrolled in a graduate program, your faculty advisor/major professor must submit a letter of recommendation. This should be in addition to the letters specified above.
If you have graduated from college and are currently employed or are a non-traditional applicant, you may submit two individual letters of recommendation if you are unable to submit a premedical advisor or a committee letter. One letter should be from a science faculty member who has taught you in one of the science courses required for admission, and the second letter may be from your supervisor at your place of employment, or a faculty member who has taught you recently.
If you have not taken any college course work recently (within the last six years) but are currently employed, you may submit two individual letters of recommendation. One should be from your supervisor at your place of employment and the second may be from a physician or health professional with whom you have worked or a faculty member who has taught you and knows you well.
Please do not submit more than the specified number of recommendation letters, as this will delay the processing of your application. All letters must be submitted through AMCAS Letters. If you are submitting a packet of letters (e.g., Committee Letter or Letter Packet), we accept all the letters included in the packet.