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Florida state university college of medicine letters of recommendation

florida state university college of medicine letters of recommendation

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The M.D. Admissions Office will only accept letters of recommendation that have been received via AMCAS. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate letters are provided to AMCAS. Refer to AMCAS for detailed instructions for the letters of recommendation process. It is important that you coordinate with your own Pre-med Advising Office since many send the letter packages for you.

Important: Any letters of recommendation sent directly to the UCF M.D. Admissions Office will not be considered in the admissions process and will be destroyed.

Other Requirements

Letters of Recommendation are required for most M.D. Programs. The UCF MD program requires the following letters to complete a file:

  • Traditional Applicant – an applicant who will be entering the M.D. program directly from a bachelor’s degree program with less than a one year break:
    • three individual faculty letters – two letters from basic science faculty, and one from a non-science faculty member, or one Pre-Med/Pre-Professional Composite Committee Letter
    • two character letters – these letters should be from those who can tell us about “who” you are. Authors may be those who have been your supervisor, friend, neighbor, someone you have volunteered with or shadowed, someone from an organization or club that you belong to, clergy, etc. One of these two letters may be from an academic peer.
  • Non-Traditional Applicant – an applicant where at least one year has passed since obtaining the initial bachelor’s degree. This applicant may have completed additional academics possibly leading to another degree, or may have been away from academics for several years:
    • supervisor letters for the three faculty letters
    • two characters letters that would be the same needed for Traditional Applicants.

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To: FSU Honors Medical Scholars Program Applicants

School Medical Letters. Florida State University

Out of over 2,800 completed secondary applications, 135 matriculate into the final class.

There are three routes of admission to the University of Florida College of Medicine:

  • Regular Admissions – Applicants who have or will have at least a B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Medical Honors Program – Seven year BS/MD program. Current college students who are at a state-accredited university will apply in their second year of studies; 16 students are selected each year.
  • Transfer/Advanced Standing Admissions – transfers are considered from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school. The availability of transfer spots is rare.
A letter packet submitted by an undergraduate institution is treated by AMCAS as 1 letter (out of a possible 10).
  • The University of Florida College of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters. A specific distribution of recommenders is no longer required. 
  • Applicants should select recommenders who can collectively best address the following competencies outlined by the AAMC here: https://www.aamc.org/download/349990/data/lettersguidelinesbrochure.pdf
    • A Pre-Health Advising Committee letter/packet will fulfill our letter requirements.
    • Additional recommendation letters are accepted via AMCAS up to the maximum of 10.
      AMCAS accepts a maximum of 10 letters. A letter packet submitted by an undergraduate institution is treated by AMCAS as 1 letter (out of a possible 10).
  • The University of Florida College of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters. A specific distribution of recommenders is no longer required. 
  • Applicants should select recommenders who can collectively best address the following competencies outlined by the AAMC here: https://www.aamc.org/download/349990/data/lettersguidelinesbrochure.pdf
    • A Pre-Health Advising Committee letter/packet will fulfill our letter requirements.
    • Additional recommendation letters are accepted via AMCAS up to the maximum of 10.
    D. Admissions Office will only accept letters of recommendation that have been received via AMCAS. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate letters are provided to AMCAS. Refer to AMCAS for detailed instructions for the letters of recommendation process. It is important that you coordinate with your own Pre-med Advising Office since many send the letter packages for you.

    Important: Any letters of recommendation sent directly to the UCF M.D. Admissions Office will not be considered in the admissions process and will be destroyed.

    Other Requirements

    Letters of Recommendation are required for most M.D. Programs. The UCF MD program requires the following letters to complete a file:

    • Traditional Applicant – an applicant who will be entering the M.D. program directly from a bachelor’s degree program with less than a one year break:
      • three individual faculty letters – two letters from basic science faculty, and one from a non-science faculty member, or one Pre-Med/Pre-Professional Composite Committee Letter
      • two character letters – these letters should be from those who can tell us about “who” you are.

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