Thank you for recommending an applicant for MedServe!
MedServe is a 2-year service-learning program in primary care medicine based in rural and other medically underserved communities across North Carolina. We give pre-medical students active roles on primary care health teams that offer: hands-on patient care experience and a front-line view of major community and local health systems issues.
How You Can Help
We count on you to help us understand how we can contribute to each applicant’s professional development, and how well they can contribute to growing primary care practices in the communities we serve. We anticipate that most letters are 1-2 pages in length and focus on the most relevant aspects among the following topics (as appropriate):
Applicant's ability to adapt to a rural or urban underserved environment and to work with individuals of significantly different backgrounds
Any knowledge of the applicant’s suitability or interest in primary care, medicine for underserved populations, or healthcare more broadly
Applicant’s ability to excel in a team-based setting and foster empathetic relationships with the clinic’s patient population
Applicant’s service-oriented values and any evidence of the applicant acting on their values (e.g. by seeing a problem or injustice and doing something about it)
Applicant’s leadership experience, especially in civic engagement or community service
Applicant’s experience being a proactive, independent learner and being action-oriented
Any other factors which you believe may have a bearing on the applicant's experience in MedServe
Steps to Submit Your Reference
Please email all letters of reference as a .pdf or word document to email@example.com
Send your email with the subject line Reference_ApplicantfirstnameLastname_University (ex. Reference_JaneDoe_Sewanee)
You will receive confirmation from MedServe upon receipt of your email