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Letters of Recommendation

Letter Service Recommendation

There are different systems or tools available to help you collect your letters of recommendation. Some applicants choose to submit directly to the application service, others may use a dossier service to help them collect their letters.

1. Submit directly to the application service
Students may request that letter writers upload the letters directly to the application services. If you are applying to more than one application service or program (AMCAS/TMDSAS/AACOMAS or AADSAS), keep in mind that your letter writer will be required to submit their letter to each application separately, this may become a time inconvenience for letter writers. Use judgment to determine if submitting letters through Interfolio (or a similar dossier service) would be more convenient for your letter writers. You may even ask your letter writers what they would prefer.

2. Private letter collecting services
There are several private letter collecting services that you may use. We are most familiar with Interfolio. Interfolio is a letter service that collects, curates, and delivers academic materials to your application service. Students looking for a letter-holding service can take advantage of Interfolio or a similar service. For information about Interfolio services, click HERE.

    Helpful Resources for Letter Writers

    To help your letter writers write your letters of recommendations, you may provide them with the AAMC Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Recommendation: PDF or Website

    Letter Tracker Retired

    Letter Tracker, the BYU service for sending letters to medical and dental schools, was retired in 2023. Letters of recommendation will no longer be accepted or sent from this service.