Letters of Recommendation

Applicants to TUSM are required to submit letters of recommendation from college faculty members, employers, volunteer activity supervisors, or others who are able to attest to the applicant’s qualifications for medical school. Letters are only accepted via the AMCAS Letters Service.

Applicants must submit a minimum of either:

  • Three individual letters (we do not specify the nature of the authors) that will arrive at the admissions office separately.

  • A “package” of letters that will arrive from the applicant’s undergraduate or post-baccalaureate school’s premedical office or career-services office. The nature of the “package” varies greatly from school to school. Some schools write an official premedical committee letter and append individual letters; some schools write “composite” letters which refer to and quote individual letters; some schools simply collect, collate, and distribute individual letters. We accept all variations.

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts to AMCAS and do not need to submit additional transcripts to TUSM during the application process. (During the summer prior to enrollment, we will ask only the members of the entering class to submit transcripts directly to TUSM).