Episode 24: The University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine; Listener Questions about Letters of Recommendation

Dr. Leila Amiri

Oh baby don't you wanna go, Back to that same old place, Sweet home Chicago” - Like The Blues Brothers, we’re on a mission. Our mission is to bring you more med admissions insight.  In this episode, I’m joined by my very special guest, Dr. Leila Amiri, the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Recruitment at the UIC College of Medicine.  Dr. Amiri is an absolute expert in admissions. Not only do we discuss all things UIC COM, including some of their unique features in having multiple campuses and their Rural Medicine programs but also we answer listener questions about Letters of Recommendation. 

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