Saint Louis University

As a pre-health student, you will be required to obtain letters of recommendation that will be submitted on your behalf as part of your application to professional schools. Recommendations can be submitted in two ways; as a committee letter from your institution and/or individual letters of recommendation. 

Committee Letters

Medical schools value committee letters because they provide an integrated and institutional perspective on an applicant's readiness for medical school. They provide a comprehensive evaluation of applicants based on direct observation and the synthesis of information provided by faculty and others at an institution. This integrated perspective provides unique and valuable information about applicants.

Letters of Recommendation

A strong letter of recommendation can be very valuable when a professional you have worked with expresses their support and belief in your capabilities as a future healthcare professional. These letters require strong relationships with individuals who are willing to write about your qualities and talents in an attempt to convince admission committees that you are a strong candidate for professional school. 


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