The MSPE is prepared for all senior students by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. The document is a key part of the residency application packet.
If, for any reason, a student believes that the Associate or Assistant Dean for Student Affairs cannot prepare the letter in an unbiased manner, he or she may request that the letter be completed by another member of the Dean’s Office. The document is a letter of evaluation, not a letter of recommendation.
The MSPE is intended to provide residency program directors an honest and objective assessment of a student’s salient experiences, attributes, and academic performance. The information contained is standardized across all medical schools in terms of format and content. The UF COM follows formally adopted AAMC MSPE recommendations.
Students have the opportunity to review the MSPE for factual accuracy. Submission of MSPE’s are aligned with the AAMC/ERAS residency application timeline.