Letters of reference
Document code = REFn
Applicants to the MDCM & PhD program
Applicants to the combined MDCM & PhD program are required have TWO (2) letters of reference submitted from individuals who have acted as mentors/supervisors for the applicant’s research activities. The reference letters should address the applicant's:
- research ability and potential
- self reliance and independence
- ability to plan and conduct research
- ability to work as a member of a team
- originality and creativity
These letters must be on official letterhead, contain the full name and McGill identification number of the applicant, and must be submitted directly from the referee in a sealed envelope to:
MEDICINE ADMISSIONS (RECORDS)
1210-1010 RUE SHERBROOKE OUEST
MONTRÉAL (QUÉBEC) H3A 2R7
Letters may be submitted electronically as a single PDF/A-compliant file. Letters must be sent directly from the referee's institutional and verifiable e-mail account to
aed [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca with the subject heading of
MDCM&PHD LETTER OF REFERENCE for <name of applicant>.
Interfolio™ references are also acceptable.
The Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity reserves the right to not accept any correspondence it feels does not come from a trusted source. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that their referee is well-informed of the procedures and deadlines for submitting their letter of reference.
Applicants to all other programs
Letters of reference for applicants to any other program will not be considered or retained on file.