Letters of Recommendation

General Guidelines

You need to review the particular health profession programs that you plan to apply and letter requirements for each particular program. The number of letters accepted may vary and whom the letters need to be written by may also vary by program.

Allopathic Medicine MD — AMCAS centralized application (10 total allowed)
Recommend three or four total: one or two science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Physician (MD), work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

Osteopathic Medicine DO — AACOM centralized application (Unlimited allowed; not yet in centralized application)
Recommended three or four total: one or two science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Doctor of Osteopathic medicine preferred/or work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

Physician Assistant — CASPA centralized application (3 total allowed)
Recommended: one science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Physician assistant preferred/or work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

Dental — AADSAS centralized application (4 total allowed)
Recommended: one or two science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Dentist preferred/or or work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

Pharmacy — PharmCAS centralized application (4 total allowed)
Recommended: one or two science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Pharmacist preferred/or work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

Veterinary — VMCAS centralized application (3 VMCAS evaluations allowed)
Recommended: one science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Veterinarian preferred/or work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

Physical Therapy — PTCAS centralized application (4 total allowed)
Recommended: one or two science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Physical Therapist preferred/or work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

Occupational Therapy — OTCAS centralized application (3 total allowed)
Recommended: one science faculty, one non-science faculty in the humanities or social sciences and one Occupational Therapist preferred/or work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, research supervisor, coach, etc.

 

Updated 6/23/2014 HB