How many letters of recommendation are required?
We require four letters: at least two should address your potential for a career in medicine, and at least two should address your potential for a career in science; individual letters can address both of these potentials. Your letters should be submitted via AMCAS. We do not require that they be submitted as a packet, and we do not require a committee letter. A combination of individual letters and committee letter is also acceptable.
There is no maximum number of letters we will accept, though we offer a word of caution against including too many. While you do want to give the admissions committee a complete picture, you do not want to burden them with an overabundance of letters to read. I would encourage you to try to include only those letters that will add something substantial to your application, addressing your accomplishments and potential. Increasing the number of letters does not necessarily always improve an application.