Letter Of Reference Instructions


RE: ______________________________
(Applicant Name)
Dear Colleague:
The person identified above has applied to the Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F)
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and indicated that you will be writing a letter of
recommendation for his/her application. The Residency is a 24-month program accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and meets the residency requirement
of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) for the Public Health and General Preventive
Medicine specialty. The Fellowship is a 12-month program similar to PMR intended for clinicians and for
physicians who do not meet eligibility criteria for the Residency.
Enclosed is a list of items we would like for you to address in your letter. We would appreciate a frank
and objective evaluation of the applicant.
Your prompt response is appreciated.
August 1, 2016
For this person to be considered for PMR/F, upload your letter of recommendation by
You will receive an email from PrevMed@cdc.gov. Click the link in that email to upload your
recommendation letter.
You will receive a confirmation of upload. Applicants may check receipt through the online application
but they will not be able to see the content of the letter.
No exceptions will be granted to applicants if recommendation letters are not received by the deadline.
Antonio J. Neri, MD, MPH
Director, Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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