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May 24, 2021

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.

August 14, 2020

Dear Class,

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.

July 01, 2020

Hello Class!
Today's message is about TIMELINES. COVID-19 has altered the usual timelines of applying.
Here's a quick run-down.

June 29, 2020

Dear Class,
Here is the next in our series of informational updates about the residency application process ---a statement on personal statements!

June 15, 2020

In this update, we will discuss the MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation), a.k.a. "The Dean's Letter." 

February 04, 2020

We received feedback last year that students wanted a more formal way of learning about SOAP (

August 01, 2019

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.

June 21, 2019

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.