2+ Year Member
Jun 9, 2016
Status (Visible)
  1. Pre-Medical
Hey! I am trying to find info about LORs for Tufts but I am having trouble. Minimum #? Maximum #? and recommendations on what kind of letters they are looking for? Thanks!


2+ Year Member
May 20, 2016
Status (Visible)
  1. Medical Student (Accepted)
From the website:

Applicants to TUSM are required to submit letters of recommendation from college faculty members, employers, volunteer activity supervisors, or others who are able to attest to the applicant’s qualifications for medical school. Letters are only accepted via the AMCAS Letters Service.

Applicants must submit a minimum of either:

  • Three individual letters (we do not specify the nature of the authors) that will arrive at the admissions office separately.
  • A “package” of letters that will arrive from the applicant’s undergraduate or post-baccalaureate school’s premedical office or career-services office. The nature of the “package” varies greatly from school to school. Some schools write an official premedical committee letter and append individual letters; some schools write “composite” letters which refer to and quote individual letters; some schools simply collect, collate, and distribute individual letters. We accept all variations.
Applicants are required to submit official transcripts to AMCAS and do not need to submit additional transcripts to TUSM during the application process. (During the summer prior to enrollment, we will ask only the members of the entering class to submit transcripts directly to TUSM).
Sep 28, 2009
Status (Visible)
  1. Attending Physician
Thanks! But is there a maximum # we can send?

If you have a committee letter, whatever your committee says is the maximum; they compile all the letters and make them into a letter that counts as one.

If not, then you can send as many letters as amcas allows. Use common sense to figure out how many letters the average person in admissions needs to get to know you and how many would be annoying.

Large dogs
About the Ads
This thread is more than 5 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.