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Committee letters of recommendation are preferred by most medical schools. Benedictine University uses a committee letter process to provide students and alumni with letters of recommendation for application to medical and other health profession schools. To carry out this work the committee meets with applicants to learn more about each applicant and put their individual letters of recommendation into a cohesive perspective.
A letter is prepared on the basis of input from both the student and the faculty members. Upon the request of the student, this letter is sent to the professional schools of their choice. All students seeking admission to professional schools should plan to interview with the members of this committee during their junior year. If you are considering going through the Recommendations Committee, please read the "Application eligibility" section to make sure you qualify. All of the items listed contain valuable information. It is to your advantage to read through all of them!
Benedictine students and alumni interested in a health professional school after graduation, and who meet the following criteria are eligible:
Students who transferred to Benedictine, have less than 30 credit hours of Benedictine coursework, are interested in a health professional school after graduation, and who meet the following criteria are eligible:
2. Individual letters of recommendation
For transfer students with < 30 credit hours of Benedictine coursework 2 individual letters of recommendation will be accepted from any combination of prior institution science faculty and/or healthcare experiential supervisor or mentor. By the end of Spring semester in the year of HPRC application, transfer students will be required to obtain at least 2 additional letters from Benedictine faculty (at least one from a science faculty member). Once all individual letters are received, the student shall have ensured that there are at least two letters from science faculty, and one from a non-science faculty member.
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