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    Medical

    Medical applicants are required to submit:  

    • One Health Professions Committee Packet OR
    •  Three individual letters of evaluation 

    Letter Requirements 

    All letters of evaluation must include the following criteria in order to be accepted by TMDSAS. Any letters that do not meet these standards will be rejected. 

      1. Be written on official letterhead 
      2. Include the evaluator's contact information (specifically a phone number and/or email address) 
      3. Include the evaluator's signature 

    Extra Letters

    TMDSAS will forward  one  letter in addition  to the required letters. You will indicate in the application if you are submitting an extra letter and the name of the evaluator writing the extra letter.  

    Detailed information on letters of evaluation and submitting them to TMDSAS can be found in the Application Handbook.

    Avoid Processing Delays

    This video will cover the most common reasons a letter of evaluation is rejected in processing.

    FAQ

    Visit our Medical Letters of Evaluation FAQ section below.

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    Dental

    Dental applicants are required to submit: 

    • One Health Professions Committee Packet OR Three individual letters of evaluation
      • One evaluation letter must come from a dentist 

    Letter Requirements 

    All letters of evaluation must include the following criteria in order to be accepted by TMDSAS. Any letters that do not meet these standards will be rejected. 

      1. Be written on official letterhead 
      2. Include the evaluator's contact information (specifically a phone number and/or email address) 
      3. Include the evaluator's signature 

    Extra Letters

    TMDSAS will forward  one  letter in addition  to the required letters. You will indicate in the application if you are submitting an extra letter and the name of the evaluator writing the extra letter.  

    Detailed information on letters of evaluation and submitting them to TMDSAS can be found in the Application Handbook.

    FAQ

    Visit our Dental Letters of Evaluation FAQ section below.

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    Veterinary

    Veterinary applicants are required to submit: 

    • Three TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine Applicant Evaluation Forms directly to TMDSAS 
      • One evaluation must be completed by a veterinarian. 

    Only the TAMU CVM Applicant Evaluation Form will be accepted from your evaluators.  No accompanying letter is required or desired by the veterinary school. Letters of evaluation will not be accepted nor will they be included with your application. 

    Review the Application Handbook for information on sending TAMU CVM Evaluation Forms to TMDSAS.

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    FAQ

    Visit our Veterinary Letters of Evaluation FAQ section below.

    FAQ

    For Medical and Dental Applicants

    Do my letters have to be submitted before I can submit my application? 
    No, you can submit your application before TMDSAS has received your letters of evaluation. Your letters will be added to your application as they are received. 

    How do I change an evaluator listed on my application? 
    You must update TMDSAS of an evaluator change immediately. Once you have secured a different evaluator, please notify TMDSAS of the new evaluator by sending a message though the internal message system in the application. Include your full name and the name of the evaluator that needs to be removed. Provide the following information for the evaluator that should be added:  

    • Salutation (i.e. Dr, Prof, Mr, Mrs, etc.) 
    • First and last name of Evaluator 
    • Suffix (i.e. MD, PhD, etc.) 
    • Relationship to you (Academic Advisor, HP Advisor, Professor, Business Associate, Work/Volunteer Supervisor, Other) 
    • Letter delivery method (upload directly to TMDAS, Interfolio or regular mail) 
    • Email address of evaluator if he/she will upload directly to TMDSAS 
    • Whether or not you release your right of access to the letter 

    When do my letters have to be submitted? 
    The deadline to submit letters of evaluation (and all supporting documents) is October 15. 

    Is my application considered complete if my only my extra letter has not been submitted? 
    If you indicate that you are submitting an extra letter, many schools will not consider your file complete until both the required letters and extra letter are received. 

    My evaluator hasn't received the email request to submit their letter of evaluation using the TMDSAS Evaluator Portal. 
    Email filters may interpret an email from TMDSAS as spam. To prevent your evaluator from missing important TMDSAS emails, you should instruct them to check their spam/junk email file for TMDSAS emails. 

    My advisor can't find me in the TMDSAS Advisor Portal to submit my HPAC. 
    You must have answered “Yes” to the following question in the [Colleges Attended Questions] section: “Would you like to release your information to the health professions advisor at any school(s)?” and indicate the school which will be uploading your committee packet. 

    If you answered "No" to this question please send an internal message through the application to have this changed. 

    My evaluator can't find me in the TMDSAS Evaluator Portal to upload their letter of evaluation? 
    The email address you listed in your application for your evaluator must match the email address your evaluator uses to login to the Evaluator Portal. 

    Contact your evaluator to verify the email address then send an internal message through the application if the email address needs to be updated. 

    My evaluator can't login to the TMDSAS portal. 
    If your evaluator is new to using the TMDSAS Evaluator Portal they must use the link included in the email request that was sent to them. Make sure that they are using the link from the latest email request sent. They will be directed to a page in order to create an account. 

    For any other login issues please have your evaluator contact TMDSAS so we can provide direct assistance. 

    How do I send my letters to TMDSAS using Interfolio? 
    Check out Interfolio's help page on sending letters to TMDSAS.

    Make sure that you include your TMDSAS ID with the delivery. Follow  these instructions to add your TMDSAS ID to the Interfolio delivery. 
     
    Does my TMDSAS ID need to be included on my letters? 
    Though it is not required that your TMDSAS ID be included on your letters it is highly recommended. 

    If your evaluator is mailing in their letter to TMDSAS please make sure your TMDSAS ID is on your letter(s) so that they are matched to your application properly. 

    When can I start sending letters to TMDSAS? 
    Letters should not be sent to TMDSAS until after the application opens. Do not have any letters of evaluation delivered to TMDSAS until you have completed the [Letters of Evaluation] section of your application. The completion of this page creates the placeholders to upload your letters to your application file. 

    Who should write my letters?  
    Evaluators should know an applicant well enough to evaluate him/her both academically and personally. It is recommended that your evaluators be current/former professors that can speak to your academic ability in the sciences. 

    I'm a re-applicant, can I reuse the letters that I submitted last cycle? 
    All supporting documents (letters, transcripts, test scores) must be re-submitted for each application cycle that you apply for. We do not recommend using the same letters that were submitted previously as letters should contain up-to-date information. 

    Veterinary FAQs

    Do my evaluations have to be submitted before I can submit my application? 
    No, you can submit your application before TMDSAS has received your evaluation forms. Your evaluations will be added to your application as they are received. 

    Who should I ask to complete the TAMU Evaluation Form? 
    Evaluations are an important part of the selections process and should be completed by individuals other than family members who have known the applicant for an extended period of time.  

    One evaluation must be completed by a veterinarian. The veterinarian should address what the applicant did while working for him or her. They should also honestly evaluate the applicant's strengths and weaknesses. 

    Do my evaluations have to be submitted before I can submit my application? 
    No, you can submit your application before TMDSAS has received your evaluation forms. Your evaluations will be added to your application as they are received. 

    How do I change an evaluator listed on my application? 
    You must update TMDSAS of an evaluator change immediately. Once you have secured a different evaluator, please notify TMDSAS of the new evaluator by sending a message though the internal message system in the application. Include your full name and the name of the evaluator that needs to be removed. Provide the following information for the evaluator that should be added:  

    • Salutation (i.e. Dr, Prof, Mr, Mrs, etc.) 
    • First and last name of Evaluator 
    • Suffix (i.e. MD, PhD, etc.) 
    • Relationship to you (Academic Advisor, HP Advisor, Professor, Business Associate, Work/Volunteer Supervisor, Other) 
    • Letter delivery method (upload directly to TMDAS or regular mail) 
    • Email address of evaluator if he/she will upload directly to TMDSAS 
    • Whether or not you release your right of access to the letter 

    When do my evaluations have to be submitted? 
    The deadline to submit evaluation forms is October 1. 

    My evaluator hasn't received the email request to submit their evaluation using the TMDSAS Evaluator Portal. 
    Email filters may interpret an email from TMDSAS as spam. To prevent your evaluator from missing important TMDSAS emails, you should instruct them to check their spam/junk email file for TMDSAS emails. 

    My evaluator can't find me in the TMDSAS Evaluator Portal to complete their evaluation form? 
    The email address you listed in your application for your evaluator must match the email address your evaluator uses to login to the Evaluator Portal. 

    Contact your evaluator to verify the email address then send an internal message through the application if the email address needs to be updated. 

    My evaluator can't login to the TMDSAS portal. 
    If your evaluator is new to using the TMDSAS Evaluator Portal they must use the link included in the email request that was sent to them. Make sure that they are using the link from the latest email request sent. They will be directed to a page in order to create an account. 

    For any other login issues please have your evaluator contact TMDSAS so we can provide direct assistance. 

    When can I start sending evaluations to TMDSAS? 
    Evaluations should not be sent to TMDSAS until after the application opens. Do not have any evaluation forms delivered to TMDSAS until you have completed the [Letters of Evaluation] section of your application. The completion of this page creates the placeholders to upload your evaluations to your application file.