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Ferrell Commons
Building 7G, Room 203
Phone: 407-823-3033
Fax: 407-823-0175
Email:phpladvising@ucf.edu

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Letters Packet

The Letters Packet is available for the 2017-2018 application cycle.

Applicants to Medical (M.D. or D.O.), Dental (D.M.D. or D.D.S.), and Podiatry (D.P.M) School Entering Classes of 2018:

This page includes information about the Letters Packet provided by the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising (hereafter referred to as PHPL Advising). The Applicant Instructions, Letters Packet Application Forms, Autobiography (Optional), and Waiver/Non-Waiver Form below were developed to help you successfully navigate through the process of applying to medical, dental, and podiatry schools. They will act as an application guide, offer a general timetable, provide you a space to share your autobiography, and help you collect official letters of recommendation which will be housed in PHPL Advising. Your completed Letters Packet will be uploaded to the appropriate application service (i.e., AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, or AACPMAS).

Components of the Letters Packet to Complete & Submit to PHPL Advising No Later Than August 1, 2017:

1. Applicant & Letters Packet Preparation Instructions - Required Reading

     1A. "How Does the Letters Packet Work?" - Key Steps to the Letters Packet
     1B. AMCAS Instructions for Letters Packets
     1C. AACOMAS Instructions for Letters Packets
     1D. AADSAS Instructions for Letters Packets

2. Letters Packet Application Forms

3. Autobiography (Optional)

4. Head Shot Photograph - Will not be shared with health professional schools; for office use only

5. Waiver and Statement of Agreement Form - Must Be Signed and Submitted In-Person (if at all possible) to PHPL Advising

All components listed above, except for the Waiver and Statement of Agreement Form, must be submitted electronically to Susie Yantz (Susan.Yantz@ucf.edu), Sr. Admissions Specialist, PHPL Advising.

Important Notes: The Letters Packet Application Forms, Autobiography (Optional), and Head Shot Photograph must be submitted in the same email. Also, until we receive in-person the Waiver and Statement of Agreement Form, we will not solicit your letters of evaluation from your letter writers. Said differently, PHPL Advising will not proceed with processing your materials until all components are received.

Please contact us in PHPL Advising for your advising needs or for specific questions about the components of the Letters Packet.

Best of luck in your application to health professional schools.

Sincerely,

The PHPL Advising Staff


Key Statistics - UCF's Letters Packet

UCF applicants who used the Letters Packet have higher matriculation rates to medical, dental, and podiatry schools than the general UCF applicant population and the national applicant population (see table below).

Note. These statistics on the UCF applicants who used the Letters Packet do not represent the totality of UCF applicants to medical, dental, and podiatry schools. Some UCF students applied to medical, dental, and podiatry schools without using our Letters Packet.


Types of Letters Required and Recommended by Medical, Dental, and Podiatry Schools in Florida

For the UCF Letters Packet, you should obtain 5 letters of evaluation (2 science faculty, 1 non-science faculty, 2 other/character). This combination of 5 letters will help you meet the requirements at every medical or dental school in Florida (see table below).


1Schools' letter of evaluation requirements and recommendations are current as of February 2017. Check schools' websites to verify their types of letters.

2Science faculty includes professors from biology, chemistry, physics, and math (BCPM)