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Category 1 Letters — Attestations

(APP Section 3.12.c.i)

For appointment or promotion to any rank at least three letters are solicited from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications. Such individuals may be UMMS faculty members, colleagues at the same or previous institution, or past or present mentors, supervisors or collaborators.

Who Writes Category 1 Letters

Instructor and Assistant Professor. Typically, these letters are solicited from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s training and experience, competence, and readiness for an entry level faculty position. Evaluators might include current or former training program directors, research supervisors, mentors, and others who can comment on the preparation of the candidate.

Associate Professor and Professor. Typically, these letters are solicited from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s performance in an Area of Distinction or in Academic Service. Evaluators might include current or former supervisors, such as a Division Chief, lab head, or course director, who can comment on the candidate’s performance as a clinician, investigator or educator, respectively. Current or former collaborators and mentors, and referring physicians may also provide valuable information about the candidate.

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