Physician Guidelines for Writing Effective LORs
Being a great physician does not equate to being a persuasive letter writer.
83% of Letters of Recommendation (LOR) submitted to AmeriClerkships for analysis fall short of the minimum 75% rating required to be deemed as usable for a competitive residency application. So we are providing letter writers a guideline and a checklist so their LORs will score >75% here at AmeriClerkships.
To the right is a resourceful guideline written by Dr. Kent J. DeZee (and commented by Dr. Pedram Mizani). Dr. DeZee is the General Medicine Fellowship Director and Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); Dr. Mizani is the Chief Clinical Officer of AmeriClerkships and the former Chief of Morehouse Family Medicine Residency Program. This concise document provides a quick set of guidelines for US licensed physicians interested in writing effective letters of recommendation, in support of candidates applying to US medical residency programs. Click the image to the right to download.
What do ACGME core competencies have to do with LORs?
Click here to read the “ACGME Core Competencies & Examples of Resident Difficulties”, as it pertains to writing LORs.
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