To Whom It May Concern,
I am elated to offer the highest recommendation for Ms. ____ ____, hoping to be selected by an MPH program in Epidemiology at a distinguished university in the USA. I earned my MPH Degree at XXXX University in 1986. I met ____ 6 years ago when she became part of our medical school program here in Ghana. As her mentor and lecturer, I immediately noticed and appreciated her propensity and disposition for learning and her resilience in facing challenges. ____ is now a consummate professional and an excellent doctor. I very much appreciate her compassion and humility. Soft-spoken and a good listener, she has an admirable personality, especially her inquisitiveness, and eagerness to learn. Her work ethic rests on a solid foundation that will propel her forward: resolute, intellectual, and accountable. ____ always came to class prepared, asking thoughtful and relevant questions. She helped her peers and demonstrated an outstanding intellect; her diligence showed in her coursework and clinical presentations, which were consistently well-written and supported by sound arguments. ____ was always curious to learn new theories, grasp novel concepts, and apply them to clinical challenges. What I liked the most about Natalie were her exceptionally insightful questions, demonstrating her enormous professional potential. Always open-minded, -___ absorbs latest information wholeheartedly. Her clear and persuasive communication skills have helped her network effectively with colleagues and lecturers. As a student leader, she negotiated issues between students and the Medical School’s faculty.
During an inter-medical-school debate on “Allopathic & Scientifically Tested Treatment Vs. Homeopathic and Ayurvedic Treatment, ____ set the bar extremely high with her impressive performance. Not just me but other members of the jury were also most impressed with her articulateness and the way that she supported each point with concrete examples, making an impression on those present. ____ worked part-time throughout her clinical years to support herself and her family. At the same time, she conscientiously completed all theoretical and clinical assignments well in advance of the deadline. Even in a class of four hundred students, XXXX always stood out, especially in the articulation of her humanitarian values, raising funds for children in the pediatric malnutrition unit, for example, whose parents were unable to afford medication, food, much less pay medical bills. Her empathy and compassion toward the less privileged are unsurpassed.
During our conversations, ____ often spoke to me passionately about her plans to pursue a master's in public health in the USA. Her central professional ambition is to go on to leverage her skills in the battle against a contagious disease, especially in the Global South with the unique challenges that we face, most notably in Africa. Having lost two siblings to cholera in Ghana, where she grew up, Natalie turned her pain into inspiration. Earning the MPH will enable and inspire her to fulfill her dreams: to become a global soldier in defense of the defenseless.
LOR, MPH Program, Letter of Recommendation from Mentor