To Whom It May Concern,
I am pleased to pen this recommendation letter vouching for Ms. ____ ____'s abilities to excel as a student in your MPH program. I have known ____ for two years, serving as her senior colleague and Team Head. Her professionalism, integrity, and compassion is most admirable. She is a good communicator, a natural leader, and a first-rate problem solver. A most ambitious woman, ____ only settles for the best. The first doctor to come from her entire community, she keeps herself grounded and doesn't let success get to her head. Earning the MPH is a critical steppingstone in her career, and I could not have greater confidence that she will make significant contributions, especially for the Global South. Relatives of some of our patients continue to ask me about ____ to this day, having made such a fine impression on many with her bubbling personality and keen drive to be helpful.
____ always embraces constructive criticism and makes a tremendous effort to improve daily and is now a highly competent member of our emergency team. An extraordinarily responsible person, she is always hungry to shoulder additional responsibilities and perform challenging new duties. The quality and timeliness of her output have never faltered, and she has been of instrumental importance to the development of several outreach and educational programs initiated by our department in collaboration with the public affairs department of the hospital. Especially notable has been her contribution to our efforts to raise breast cancer awareness and operate screening programs for ____ Constituency. She led the planning in putting together one of the most successful outreach programs yet initiated by our hospital. Her commitment to the project was exceptional, even going door to door to find women to help spread the word. ____ was also our lead fundraiser.
___ never lets the pressure get the better of her and usually outperforms herself. Driven by a sense of duty, discipline, and thoughtfulness - reflected throughout her work - she not only concentrates on the task at hand but also chalks out a plan to ensure that subsequent tasks are also completed on schedule. This, I believe, is the hallmark quality of an adept leader. In a brief time, ____ has distinguished herself in a manner that has rapidly made her a core department member, becoming the go-to person for many of her colleagues. ____ has always expressed a profound passion for contributing all that she can to the improvement of our health systems. Her presentations at clinic meetings have been especially appreciated. At her best when challenging the status quo in healthcare delivery, she always makes innovative recommendations for healthcare reforms. It is refreshing to see a young doctor so zealous about championing advancement in the healthcare delivery systems of our country, which has long been hamstrung by corruption and poor leadership. ____ and people like her give me hope for the future of Africa, particularly Ghana. If selected to attend your MPH program, my hope will increase steadily as ____ progresses with her career.
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