Due to the great amount of confusion that we are confronting with the new online letter of recommendation format and with the purpose of speeding the process, the Admissions Office has changed the instructions for submitting. Please read the new instructions carefully.

I. STUDENTS:
  1. This evaluation form should be completed by three professors with whom you have taken courses (two of them should be from a science or math professor and one from any other professor).
  2. In extraordinary cases in which a candidate is not an active student and has been two to three years in the work environment, at least one letter should be from a professor and the other two may be from employers. If the candidate has more than three years in the workplace and is not an active student, the three letters will be accepted from employers.
  3. In universities where Pre-Medical or Pre-Professional Committee exist, their evaluation form will be equivalent to the three evaluations from the professors.
II. PROFESSORS / EVALUATORS / PRE-MEDICAL COMMITTEES:
  1. Only this evaluation form should be used. In case where Pre-Medical or Pre-Professional Committee exist their evaluations forms will be accepted as valid for the Admissions Committee.
  2. The student should be interviewed by the evaluator(s) or Pre-Medical Committee before completing the evaluation form(s) to be submitted.
  3. Please fill all blanks and table space in the form. FIVER OR MORE SPACES LEFT BLANK OR MARKED AS “NO BASIS FOR JUDGEMENT” ON THE ITEM 6 (TABLE) WILL INVALIDATE THE EVALUATION.
  4. Before filling the evaluation form, be sure that the waiver is signed by the applicant.
  5. After completing, please click submit to upload the form and be sure to save it in your documents. There is no need to submit this form to the AMCAS application.
  6. Please send the completed evaluation form as soon as possible before December 1st., the absolute deadline.
PART I: TO BE COMPLETED BY THE APPLICANT

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:

Please fill out at least 3 evaluator/recommender name and email address. Your evaluator/recommender will receive and email with instructions to complete the evaluator/recommender part of this form.

Evaluation Waiver

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.