Tips for Writing Letters of Recommendation for Students Applying to Medical School


April 17, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT


Hammer Health Sciences Center


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Tips for Writing Letters of Recommendation for Students Applying to Medical School


DATE:  Thursday, April 17th, 2014
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Hammer Health Sciences Center, HSC LL108 A&B

Dr. Stephen Nicholas, P&S associate dean for admissions, and Dr. Patrice Spitalnik, assistant director of the P&S MD-PhD program and a member of the P&S admissions committee, will discuss:

                    Key factors that admissions committees look for

                    Ways to maximize the likelihood your letter will be read

                    Common-sense guidelines to avoid hyperbole and convey first-hand knowledge of an applicant

                    Ways subtleties in language may help or hurt an applicant

                    Beyond a letter of recommendation, what you can do to advocate for the exceptionally-talented student.

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Clara Lapiner by sending email to or by calling 212-304-5637.

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The CUMC Educator Clinic - Session 1: Advancing Your Career as an Educator at CUMC

Date(s): July 01, 2015
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Hammer Health Sciences Center, HSC LL204 Please take the elevators to the left of security to Lower Level 2.

In this session, faculty will be provided with an overview of the educator area of focus and the criteria for advancing within that career pathway. Internal and external opportunities to develop your skills as an educator. The session will cover in detail Section 12 of the CUMC Enhanced CV which is now used instead of an education portfolio. Faculty will have the opportunity to review their CVs and their educational activities with members of the Apgar Academy and are strongly encouraged to come with their CVs and questions.  more >

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