Policy for the Preparation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation

—This policy applies to all MD students.—


The Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) is a letter that is submitted to the residency programs to which a student has applied and that is meant to capture a summary evaluation of that student’s performance in medical school. The Assistant Dean for Career Counseling typically prepares these letters of evaluation. In keeping with LCME element 11.2, we recognize the importance of opportunities for medical students to request another MSPE writer.


Medical students may request to have an alternative MSPE writer. Requests must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ADSA) by the end of July prior to the student’s expected graduation. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the ADSA.

Last approved on September 12, 2022

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