to whom it may concern:
it is with enthusiasm and enjoyment that i am writing to support xxx’s application to the usc physical therapy program. for over 30 years i have been a faculty member of ucla in the biology department. in addition i have supervised many research laboratories and counseled many students seeking professional advancement. i hope my view and opinion of xxx will be beneficial to the university of southern california physical therapy admissions committee as you evaluate this exceptional candidate.
i first came in contact with xxx during the spring semester of xxxx, when she entered my office needing advice over respective class scheduling. during the course of our discussion, she presented the idea that she would like to be a physical therapist with a bachelor’s degree in biology from ucla. it was apparent at the time that she was highly motivated to achieve this goal and would be an exceptionally strong student.
during the time i have known xxx, she has shown energetic enthusiasm for learning and openness to new ideas. xxx was a student in microbiology 400 and microbiology 600 on my class schedule. in these classes she exhibited an eagerness for knowledge and an understanding of the instructed principles of the class. she scored at the top of her class on all verbal and written examinations during this time.
since then xxx was asked to participate on the biology student review committee developing insight into existing and new curriculums. this was considered an honor for a junior student on the committee at the time. she proved herself a leader among her peers and was responsible for hosting prospective research companies at ucla interested in the biology research. her skills were apparent to all. even the dean mentioned her in an annual review to the faculty at the end of the semester.
i know xxx is highly motivated and interested in practicing physical therapy. xxx is a kind and compassionate individual who is committed to helping people through medicine. she has fulfilled the degree requirements of ucla with exceptional scores and enhanced the biological sciences program. i have the highest admiration for her achievements.
i advise you to thoughtfully consider xxx’s application. i look forward to seeing her future success in the physical therapy field.
academic assistant to the
dean of biological sciences