Date of publication: 2017-07-08 23:24
Knowledge and suitability for intended profession (if known): Schools often place great importance on the applicant having a clear understanding of the intended field from direct experience. When possible, comment on the applicant's exposure to the realities of the career field and the applicant's suitability for the profession.
Your letter makes a difference. Many of the medical schools that receive large number of Cal student applications must choose from among more than 5,555 applicants to matriculate 675 medical students. The insight that you provide in your letter of evaluation is essential to the admissions committee making decisions in this difficult selection process.
If you can 8767 t express yourself in three sentences or less , maybe you ought to pick up the phone, record an audio note , or spend a little more time thinking about what you really want to say.
Ability to communicate: Is the applicant an effective writer? Does the written work submitted demonstrate a mastery of the conventions of English? Is the written expression clear, well-organized and forceful? Is the applicant articulate in oral expression?
Personal achievements: Has the applicant sought or created opportunities to make use of his or her native ability and how effectively has he/she exploited it? How do the applicant's achievements compare to those of his/her peers?
Health professions schools are interested in recommendations which come from professors, research supervisors, etc., who know the student and his/her academic work well. The more the evaluation reflects real knowledge of the student and his/her performance, the more useful the letter is to both the school and the student. Letters which say little more than what the student received for a grade are of very limited value. Comments which help to put the student's performance in perspective and make clear the letter writer's opportunity to evaluate the student are very helpful. For example, comments concerning the grading scale or the level at which the class is taught may make your evaluation more meaningful. Health professions schools desire your opinion on the following:
Every submission in every category is read by us, and we don't stop reading for a competition just because we've found a good story. ( the slush pile )
Sometimes the gender of the user isn’t known. In English, the gender-neutral word "they" may be used in this case. But many languages refer to gender in different ways.
Personal effectiveness: Is the applicant the kind of person you would choose to consult as a lawyer? Does the applicant enjoy the trust and respect of professors and fellow students?
Motivation for medicine: If you have some knowledge of the student's experiences learning about medicine or experiences with volunteer work in a health care setting, comment on the applicant's exposure to the realities of medicine.