Letters of recommendation are required as part of the medical school application process. By AMCAS definition, the letters of recommendation collected by the Office of Pre-Health Advisement can be classified as a “Letter Packet.” You, the applicant, will designate which schools will receive a “Letter Packet” on your AMCAS application. NOTE: If you are NOT utilizing our Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Service you may choose the “Individual Letter” option as the type of letter being forwarded to AMCAS. Please visit AMCAS for more information.
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1) Students should only establish an LOR service account during their application year (one year prior to matriculation).
2) Print the “Letter of Recommendation Service Application” and retain a copy for your records.
3)Make sure to print (or pick up from FIG 107) the electronic cover sheet and recommender instructions provided through your USC LOR service account and provide a signed copy to all recommenders.
|University of Southern California|
|Dornsife College Office of Pre-Health Advisement Office|
|Attn: Pre-Health Service|
|3535 South Figueroa Street-FIG 107|
|Los Angeles, CA 90089-1266|
If you are submitting letters through USC’s LOR service, complete each of the following steps (a-e) if you wish to forward a Letter Packet to each medical school.
a) Visit the “Letters of Evaluation,” (section 6 of AMCAS) and select “Letter Packet” as the type of letter being forwarded to AMCAS and click “continue.”
b) Choose USC as the school providing the letter and click “continue.”
c) Enter Nathalie Zuletta’s information as the primary author/contact information:
Letter Title: USC Letter Packet
Primary Contact’s Name: Mrs. Nathalie Zuletta
Primary Contact's Title: Administrative Assistant, USC Dornsife Office of Pre-Health Advisement
Primary Contact's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Contact's Phone: (213) 740-4844
Organization Name: University of Southern California
Address: 3535 S. Figueroa Street-FIG 107, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1266
Follow the prompts to continue.
d) You will need your AMCAS letter ID number stated on the AMCAS Letter Request form when filling out the USC LOR request form.
e) Before you can designate letters to be received by medical schools you must first:
Requests for letters of recommendation accompany secondary applications for medical schools. When you receive a secondary application and are prompted for letters of recommendation, complete each of the following steps:
Once the Office of Pre-Health Advisement forwards your letters to AMCAS, check to make sure AMCAS received your letter packet. You should be notified via e-mail and the status of your letter packet in the “Letters of Evaluation” tab on AMCAS should state, “Received.”
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 (email@example.com) 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.