Thank you for accepting the invitation to write a letter of recommendation on behalf of a student applying to the MGH Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP). SRTP is a rigorous program that seeks to inspire students underrepresented in medicine (UiM) to consider careers in academic medicine and biomedical research by immersing them in cutting-edge research projects under the guidance of MGH faculty research preceptors. The Selection Review Committee requests that you include the following information in your letter of recommendation:  

  • Explain how you know the applicant and for how long. 
  • Describe how the SRTP experience could impact the applicant and relate to their career goals.   
  • To be successful in this program and in scientific discovery, problem solving, critical thinking, adaptability, teamwork and respect are critical. Please include examples that demonstrate the student’s application of these traits.