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Message for Program Directors writing an LOR for a J&J Global Health Scholar application

Directions for your Program Director when writing the Letter of Recommendation for a Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program applicant

Applicants: Please forward this page to your Program Director.  Click on the Envelope/Email button at the top of this page to email this page to your PD.

Program Directors: Your resident is applying to participate in a six week rotation in an under-resourced medical setting. S/He may have limited medications, few diagnostic tools, spotty electricity, sporadic internet access, and/or limited water, and may be working with colleagues who approach providing medical care differently.  In our experience, a successful Scholar is one who is both flexible and creative, and able to adapt to the challenges.  We would therefore appreciate it if you would address the applicant's flexibility in a professional setting, in addition to their clinical readiness, commitment to serving the underserved, and personal maturity.

You can send your sealed letter to the applicant to include in their application packet (preferred) or you can snail mail or email the signed letter (on letterhead) to me.


Laura P. Crawford, MPH
Yale Stanford/J&J Global Health Scholars Program
PO Box 208030
New Haven  CT  06520-8030
Fax: 203 785-3559