Letters of recommendation are required as part of the Osteopathic (D.O.) medical school application process. The collection and delivery of letters of recommendation are not part of the AACOMAS application. Each of the osteopathic medical schools has its own processes for receiving letters of recommendation.
Option 1 - You can manage and arrange for the delivery of letters yourself. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly to your designated colleges following the processes outlined by each college.
Option 2 - Many undergraduate universities offer services for managing and delivering letters of recommendation.
Option 3 - You can manage your letters of recommendation and other supporting materials with Interfolio, the company that powers the AACOMAS application. Interfolio can help you collect and deliver all of your letters of recommendation, pre-med committee letters and other documents.
1. To create an LOR Account, click on “Sign Up." Creating this account will allow you to make payments, check on the status of letters received, and submit requests once your letter packet is complete.
2. Then click on VIEW LOR Application.
Part I. Application Contact Information
Part II. List of Evaluators
Part III. Payment
Part IV. Legal Agreement
University of Southern California
Office of Pre-Health Advisement
ATTN: Pre-Health Service
3535 S. Figueroa Street –FIG 107
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1266
Requests for letters of recommendation accompany secondary applications for osteopathic medical schools. When you receive a secondary application and are prompted for letters of recommendation, complete each of the following steps:
1) Log-in to your USC online LOR account.
2) Complete and submit the USC LOR request form provided through your USC LOR account. Make sure to complete section 2b to select the osteopathic medical schools of your choice from the drop-down menu.
Confirm that every school has received your letters by referring to the school’s website.
If you ever have any doubts about the status of your letters, e-mail Nathalie Zuletta, Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by the Pre-Health Advisement Office. Just keep in mind that it is a busy time, so wait at least 48 hours after your initial query before following up.