To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Dr. XXXX, MD, and I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Nephrology at the University of XXXX. I also serve as site director at XXXX University Hospital. I have gotten to know Dr. XXXX quite well because I have served as his mentor throughout his fellowship program in Nephrology (2019 – Present) at the University of XXXX Health Science Center in ____. Thus, I am in an excellent position to recommend Dr. XXXX for an Internal Medicine residency position.
I enjoyed enormously serving as XXXX’s mentor. We have spent many hours inside and outside the hospital comparing notes about medicine, especially the extraordinary passion we share for Nephrology. He has taught me essential things as well. I now see Dr. XXXX as my colleague rather than a student. I deeply admire his dedication to research and the breadth of his grasp of Internal Medicine which has helped make him such an exceptionally creative thinker in Nephrology.
Dr. XXXX is diligent, a hard worker, humble, and easy to have a good relationship with; patients and colleagues alike take to him immediately. His good cheer, hard work, and enormous competence are invariably appreciated. XXXX has been beneficial to our medical community for how he takes rotating residents and medical students under his wing, helping them along, especially during hectic times when it has been appreciated. Dr. XXXX is accustomed to and at his best in a stressful, highly energetic environment. He has continued to develop essential teamwork skills, leadership, problem-solving, and time and workload management during his time with us. The fact that Dr. XXXX went on to earn a Ph.D. degree in Medicine focused on Nephrology is evident in how he religiously stays up to date with the literature, not only concerning Nephrology but in terms of the breadth of issues and challenges in Internal Medicine.
Dr. XXXX holds enormous promise for both practice and clinical research. He became especially adept at critically analyzing and revising several Japanese clinical guidelines. He has conducted extensive epidemiological research at the University of ____, participated in several NIH-funded projects, and published several papers as the first author in prestigious, peer-reviewed, subspecialty journals. For all the above reasons, and others too numerous to mention, I could not recommend Dr. XXXX more highly for a position with a residency program in Internal Medicine. I would be most happy to provide you with further information concerning his application process or credentials and preparedness for excellence in your program.
Internal Medicine Residency Letter of Recommendation