In this update, we will discuss the MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation), a.k.a. "The Dean's Letter." The purpose of the MSPE is to "provide an honest and objective summary of the student's personal attributes, experiences, and academic accomplishments based, to the greatest degree possible, on verifiable information and summative evaluations." It is a summary letter of evaluation, not a letter of recommendation.
As you begin to focus on applying to residency programs, there are a number of resources that you will need to tap into in order to determine which programs you will apply.
Today's message is about TIMELINES. COVID-19 has altered the usual timelines of applying.
Here's a quick run-down.
Here is the next in our series of informational updates about the residency application process ---a statement on personal statements!
In this update, we will discuss the MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation), a.k.a. "The Dean's Letter."
Before we get to ERAS, one important question. Do you have a specialty advisor? Having a specialty advisor is IN YOUR BEST SUCCESSFUL MATCHING INTEREST. Please use our annually-updated faculty advisor list to find an advisor in the specialty you will apply if you haven't already.
At the risk of beating a dead horse, we always advise you to first consult the legendary GUIDE TO THE TRANSITION TO ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE (aka Guide to Fourth Year and Beyond) as questions arise.