Committee letters are written by the Director of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring, Prof. Michael Gaines, after interviewing qualified applicants. The committee letter packet consists of a qualitative ranking, a two-page letter discussing the applicant’s academic performance, research, shadowing, leadership, and community service experience, and six additional letters of evaluation. 

Please review the committee letter procedures.
Also review the procedures for committee and cover letter packet submission to medical schools that must be followed in order for the Pre-Health Office to submit your committee letter packet.

Contact the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring at the beginning of the spring semester of the year you are applying to medical school to set-up a 30-minute committee letter interview. Interviews will be held from February 2 through May 15. Make sure to schedule your committee letter interview well in advance by calling (205-284-5176) or stopping by the Pre-Health Office in Ungar 103.

Please note, all of the items below must be in your pre-health file 48 business hours before your interview:

  • Committee letter request form
  • Professional development activities form
  • Personal statement
  • Autobiographical essay
  • Resume
  • Minimum three letters of evaluation (two from UM science faculty with accompanying pink sheet, one other)
  • Documented attendance at one of our 301 Sessions

  • Important: All of the items below must be in your pre-health file before we can submit your committee letter packet:

  • Copy of completed AMCAS/TMDSAS/AACOMAS/other application with submission date
  • *AACOMAS applications do not show date of submission
  • AMCAS letter request form, if applicable
  • All six letters of evaluation
  • Letter of evaluation selection form if you decide, after the committee letter interview, to change which 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
    Phone: 305-284-5176

    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.