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Resources for Faculty Writing Letters

Current Vassar students and alumni who are applying with the support of the Vassar College premedical advisory committee are asked to open a file, completing a necessary confidentiality form, in the Office for Fellowships and Pre-Health Advising; applicants are required to request letters of recommendation through this office.

Writers should receive a request (usually via email) from this office outlining how to submit their letter of recommendation as well as what is helpful in a letter of recommendation for medical school. The guidelines from the AAMC listed below are included in that request. Letters should be submitted to fellowships@vassar.edu as well as in hard copy, signed, on letterhead to box 122.

Any questions about this process should be directed to the fellowships@vassar.edu or by calling 845-437-5263.

Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Evaluation for a Medical School Applicant

Points to Address in your Letter: Faculty and Research Mentors

Points to Address in your Letter: Administrators and Supervisors

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

More suggestions for effective letters of evaluation from Case Western Reserve

University of Minnesota Health Careers Center