The committee letter, also known as the “composite letter”, is written by the Office Director, Prof. Gaines, after interviewing qualified applicants. The committee letter packet consists of a qualitative ranking (Most Highly Recommend, Highly Recommend, Recommend, Recommend with Reservations, or Do not Recommend), a two-page letter discussing the applicant’s academic performance, research, shadowing, leadership, and community service experience, and six individual letters of evaluation.
When and How to Schedule the Interview
The committee letter interview period for students applying to dental school for the 2017 cycle will be February 1 - May 27, 2016. Beginning in December 2015, students may call (305-284-5176) or stop by the office in Ungar 103 to schedule the 45-minute interview. Students must interview within this time period. No exceptions will be made. Make sure to schedule your appointment well in advance to assure that you secure an interview time slot. (Remember, you will not be eligible to interview and get a committee letter unless you attended and signed in at a 301 Session.)
What To Do Before the Interview
Your first step is to review the committee letter procedures.
All of the items below must be in your pre-health file 48 business hours before your interview:
What To Do After the Interview
All of the items below must be in your pre-health file before we can submit your committee letter packet:
Letter of evaluation selection form if you decide, after the committee letter interview, to change which six individual letters you want included in your packet
Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring
1365 Memorial Drive
Ungar Building, Room 103
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.