Medical schools either require or strongly encourage applicants to submit a composite evaluation from the relevant committee at their institution.  The Health Professions Committee at Gettysburg College writes composite evaluations for students applying to medical school.

The Health Professions Committee process is as follows:

  • Review applicant's academic record
  • Review materials submitted by applicant
  • Review letters of recommendation solicited by applicant
  • Interview applicant
  • Decide whether to recommend applicant to medical school
  • If the decision is positive, write composite evaluation (with excerpts from individual letters of evaluation) and send composite evaluation to medical schools once the student has applied through the appropriate centralized application service
  • If the decision is negative, offer suggestions to the applicant for improving his or her record so that a recommendation is possible in the future
Information for applying to Medical or Dental School (pdf)