The Family Educational Rights and Privacy act (20 United States Code 1252 (g)) provides that each applicant will have the right of access to his or her letters of recommendation. Check one below and sign the appropriate statement:
If you are admitted to the School of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico, you would have the right as an enrolled student to review your permanent record, including the evaluations of your instructors, on file at the School of Medicine Students Affairs Office. Some professors prefer not to complete the recommendation forms or letters, unless they can be assured of the confidentiality of their comments. It is our opinion that comments provided on a confidential basis are likely to be more meaningful. Therefore, the School of Medicine is granting you the opportunity to waive your right of subsequent access to this applicant’s evaluation form.
In any event, your application form admission and/or financial support will be given full consideration bases on all the information accumulated in your application file, including the evaluation, regardless of your decision of waiving your right of future review.
Please sign this statement before requesting each of your professors and/or your Pre-professional Committee to send you a letter or form of recommendation to the School of Medicine.