Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation help give the admissions committee additional insight into your personal qualities and potential for continuing intellectual and professional growth. You will likely request recommendations from faculty, especially those in the science disciplines, as well as other professional contacts who may have supervised you in clinical, work, or volunteer settings.

The Health Professions Pathways Program (H3P) has developed a set of guidelines and recommendations to assist candidates in communicating professionally and requesting strong, positive letters of recommendation for health professions graduate programs.

Pay attention to requirements, which can vary between schools.


Gonzaga University does not offer a committee letter for medical and dental school applicants. For alumni who applied to professional programs prior to the 2022-23 cycle, please reach out to h3p@gonzaga.edu with questions.