Writing a Good Letter of Recommendation



Within medicine, faculty are commonly asked to write letters of recommendations for colleagues and students. Presented by Dr. Rakesh Mehta, this webinar covers strategies to help faculty organize and develop a strong letter of recommendation. Incorporating participant input, Dr. Mehta will explore the criteria that best communicate a candidate’s strengths and make a candidate stand out. Additionally, Dr. Mehta will shed light on newly developing literature on the implicit biases that can be transmitted through these letters, and will touch on various ways for faculty to avoid potential pitfalls in this area. Lastly, Dr. Mehta will lead attendees in developing an outline of a truly excellent letter of recommendation.

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  • Rakesh Mehta, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

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