Letters of Recommendation

The deadline for submission of letters is December 15th. However, we have a rolling admissions process and encourage you to have letters of recommendation submitted via the AMCAS Letter Service as soon as possible.

  • A pre-medical committee packet is preferred by the NJMS Admissions Committee.
  • If your school does not have a pre-medical committee, a minimum of (2) science and (1) non-science recommendation letters from faculty who are able to assess your candidacy for medical school are required.
  • Feel free to submit as many additional letters beyond the requirements you feel are appropriate in support of your medical school application.

Applicants who have been out of school for an extended period of time are required to submit academic letters of recommendation. Letters from principle investigators and/or employers may be submitted as supplemental letters.

Exceptions to these requirements can be made at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, on an individual basis. In the event you are unable to submit the required letters, please email the admissions committee at njmsapplicant@njms.rutgers.edu requesting approval for the letters you intend to submit.
For additional information on the AMCAS Letter Service, please visit: http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/faq/amcasletters.htm.