Sample Fellowship Recommendation Letter

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Fellowship recommendation letters are meant for individuals in various fields who have completed a certain level of education and training and wish to embark on a program of additional studies in a particular specialty. Fellowships typically come with monetary grants that cover costs associated with the individual’s course of study.

This is a sample fellowship recommendation letter from a professor at a medical school for a student who has completed a medical residency and desires to be accepted into a neurosurgery fellowship. The student needs to decide whether she wants to work on the research side or in a clinical environment.

Dear Dr. Ambrose:
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Dr. Julia Todd for the neurosurgery fellowship at ABC Regional Medical Center. Dr. Todd has shown tremendous interest and talent in the neurosciences and would benefit greatly from the hands-on learning experience associated with this fellowship at your esteemed facility. At a crossroads in her life, Dr. Todd must decide whether she prefers to go into research and development dealing with pharmaceutical and rehabilitative techniques to benefit head trauma victims or whether she wants to actually perform neurosurgery and work with patients in a clinical setting. Your fellowship will go a long way in helping her make this important life choice.
Extremely intelligent and confident, Dr. Todd is well-liked and respected by her peers and has been a joy to teach in class. She is able to work collaboratively on a team with other doctors and is popular among the nurses for her energy and positive attitude. Patients have found her easy going bedside manner to be appealing as well as her ability to carefully explain complex medical terms and conditions to patients and their families in a way that is easy for them to comprehend.
This year Dr. Todd has performed excellent academic lectures for junior residents who are focusing on the neurosciences. Dr. Todd has conducted several fascinating research projects and studies into the behavioral changes that result in humans who have survived severe head trauma. Her research is through and well-documented and her conclusions strongly supported.
Dr. Todd did her undergraduate work at LMN University where she graduated in three years with a 4.0 grade point average. She was highly sought after by the XYZ University School of Medicine as well as other prestigious universities. Dr. Todd was awarded a full academic scholarship at XYZ and has maintained the required grades to keep her scholarship throughout her entire medical school career.
In conclusion I strongly recommend Dr. Julia Todd for your coveted neurosurgical fellowship program. I believe she would be a tremendous asset to your facility and grow exponentially in knowledge and ability. Whether Dr. Todd chooses research and development or clinical practice as her life’s work, either field will be enhanced by her talent in the field of neurology. Please feel free to contact me at any time by phone at 555-555-5555 or email at [email]
Alexander Grayson
Alexander T. Grayson, M.D.
XYZ University Medical School
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