Med School Recommendation Letter

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Could someone please give me a complete break up of what a good recommendation letter should contain of for UK med schools?
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Could someone please give me a complete break up of what a good recommendation letter should contain of for UK med schools?
Thank you
The recommendation letter should be maximum 4,000 characters or 47 lines of text, whichever one comes first.

From the UCAS website, it should include:

- Post-16 academic performance and potential for success in higher education
- Why the student is suited to their chosen subject and career path
- The Student's attitude, motivation and commitment
- Skills and qualities like aptitude and enthusiasm, plus current or past achievements that will help with their chosen subject area.
- Achievements, work experience, and extracurricular activities that relate to their chosen course(s).

- Any commitments (like January AS assessments) that might prevent interview attendance on a particular day.
- Any contextual information which might warrant special consideration. This could include individual circumstances – e.g. mature student, disability, widening participation activities, or information about your school which may affect performance, such as significant staff changes, or damage to buildings.
- Any mitigating factors that might affect their performance, for example serious, acute or chronic illness, or significant adverse personal circumstances (with applicant consent).

In general the reference letter should avoid repeating any of the information you have already given in your application, unless the referee wishes to comment on it, and avoid mentioning any particular university or college that you are applying for.
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The recommendation letter should be maximum 4,000 characters or 47 lines of text, whichever one comes first.

From the UCAS website, it should include:

- Post-16 academic performance and potential for success in higher education
- Why the student is suited to their chosen subject and career path
- The Student's attitude, motivation and commitment
- Skills and qualities like aptitude and enthusiasm, plus current or past achievements that will help with their chosen subject area.
- Achievements, work experience, and extracurricular activities that relate to their chosen course(s).

- Any commitments (like January AS assessments) that might prevent interview attendance on a particular day.
- Any contextual information which might warrant special consideration. This could include individual circumstances – e.g. mature student, disability, widening participation activities, or information about your school which may affect performance, such as significant staff changes, or damage to buildings.
- Any mitigating factors that might affect their performance, for example serious, acute or chronic illness, or significant adverse personal circumstances (with applicant consent).

In general the reference letter should avoid repeating any of the information you have already given in your application, unless the referee wishes to comment on it, and avoid mentioning any particular university or college that you are applying for.
Thank you so much!!!
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