MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation, aka. Dean’s Letter) is a comprehensive document describing student’s academic performance to date and will include quotes from the 3rd year core rotation evaluations and Letters of Recommendation submitted to the school office when applying for rotations. It is one of the documents required of Match applicants in the USA and Canada.

Detailed information on the document is available here.

Prior to its submission to ERAS, an MSPE is available for viewing by the student/graduate it refers to. Suggestions regarding the document as far as the form goes (grammar, spelling etc.) but not the content will be taken into consideration by the writer.  The recommendation letters or opinions from the Student Evaluation Forms must be quoted verbatim – changes or omissions are not allowed.

Please note that a letter of recommendation (LoR) cannot be used twice, so if you plan to upload an LoR as part of your application, it cannot be quoted in the MSPE. If such a case should occur, you must inform the SME staff member responsible for composing the MSPEs, so that the text may be substituted.

To obtain an MSPE, please submit here your CV, a motivation letter/ personal statement giving the writer an idea of who you are and what your professional motivations and plans are, and 3 noteworthy characteristics (see here, page 7). That will facilitate writing the MSPEs and make them more personalized. The said documents should be submitted not later than August 20. MSPEs will be prepared in the order in which the documents are received.

Upon acceptance by the student, MSPE will be uploaded to ERAS by the JU MC SME, together with the transcript. ECFMG requires 2 business days to process the documents submitted by the medical schools. The MSPEs were released to the programs on October 1 each year (In 2020, the release date has been postponed to October 21 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic).

Info on the application process and timeline is available here.

MATCH 2021


To participate in the Main Residency Match 2021, you will need to register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP is the organization involved in matching applicants with available residency positions, based on certified rank order lists (ROLs) of applicants and program directors.

Registration opens on September 15, 2020.

For information on Match registration and requirements, visit this site.

U.S. medical residency programs application process tutorial: here.

Information on requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2021 Match: here.

Other resources: here.


For information on the timeline for Match 2021 via CARMS, visit this site.

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