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How to: Use Dossier Deliver for a medical or dental school application

Dossier users with a Dossier Deliver subscription can send confidential letters and other materials to medical or dental school applications. Interfolio partners with some medical schools and associations such as AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS and TMDSAS to make letter management easier. This article will cover how to send letters of recommendation to medical and dental school applications.

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AADSAS

Confidential letters of recommendation are sent to AADSAS through a "Confidential Letter Upload" delivery. This delivery method utilizes the unique document email address generated for every letter stored in a Dossier account, and each delivery costs one delivery credit. For more on this delivery method see:  How to: Upload a Confidential Letter to an Online Application System

 

1. To create a new Confidential Letter Upload to AADSAS, navigate to the Deliveries page and click the "New Delivery" button

To create a new Confidential Letter Upload to AADSAS, navigate to Deliveries and click the New Delivery button

2. Select the Confidential Letter Upload delivery method

Select the Confidential Letter Upload delivery method

3. Choose the option "You enter your recommenders' email addresses" and click "Next"

Choose the option "You enter your recommenders email addresses" and click Next

4. Select the letters to send by clicking the checkbox next to the letter and clicking "Continue"

Select the letters to send by clicking the checkbox next to the letter and clicking "Continue"

Note that only letters of recommendation that have already been received can be used in a delivery.

5. Copy the unique document email address for each letter of recommendation by clicking "Copy"

Copy the unique document email address for each letter of recommendation by clicking "Copy"

6. Navigate out of Dossier to the AADSAS application and paste this document email address into the email address field under "Evaluator's Information" for the relevant letter writer

Navigate out of Dossier to the AADSAS application and paste this document email address into the email address field under "Evaluator's Information" for the relevant letter writer

7. Fill out the other relevant fields of the form, fill in the waiver and permissions check boxes, and click "Save This Evaluation Request"

Fill out the other relevant fields of the form, fill in the waiver and permissions check boxes, and click Save This Evaluation Request

Select "Yes" to waive the right to access any confidential letter of recommendation being delivered to AADSAS.

8. Clicking the "Save This Evaluation Request" button will initiate the confidential letter upload process, so no additional action is necessary

Note that once a letter has been delivered to AADSAS, Interfolio is unable to update or replace it.

Note that submitted confidential letter uploads will not immediately show on the Deliveries page. Once the request from AADSAS has been received, the estimated time to complete the delivery is 1-3 business days. When processing of the request has begun, the delivery will show with an "In Progress" status on the Deliveries page.

AACOMAS

Confidential letters of recommendation are sent to AACOMAS through a "Confidential Letter Upload" delivery. This delivery method utilizes the unique document email address generated for every letter stored in a Dossier account, and each delivery costs one delivery credit. For more on this delivery method see:  How to: Upload a Confidential Letter to an Online Application System

 

1. To create a new Confidential Letter Upload to AACOMAS, navigate to the Deliveries page and click the "New Delivery" button

To create a new Confidential Letter Upload to AACOMAS, navigate to Deliveries and click the New Delivery button

2. Select the Confidential Letter Upload delivery method

Select the Confidential Letter Upload delivery method

3. Choose the option "You enter your recommenders' email addresses" and click "Next"

Choose the option "You enter your recommenders email addresses" and click "Next"

4. Select the letters to send by clicking the checkbox next to the letter and clicking "Continue"

Select the letters to send by clicking the checkbox next to the letter and clicking "Continue"

Note that only letters of recommendation that have already been received can be used in a delivery.

5. Copy the unique document email address for each letter of recommendation by clicking "Copy"

Copy the unique document email address for each letter of recommendation by clicking "Copy"

6. Navigate out of Dossier to the AACOMAS application and paste this document email address into the email address field under "Evaluator's Information" for the relevant letter writer

Navigate out of Dossier to the AACOMAS application and paste this document email address into the email address field under "Evaluator's Information" for the relevant letter writer

7. Fill out the other relevant fields of the form, fill in the waiver and permissions check boxes, and click "Save This Evaluation Request"

Fill out the other relevant fields of the form, fill in the waiver and permissions check boxes, and click Save This Evaluation Request

Select "Yes" to waive the right to access any confidential letter of recommendation being delivered to AACOMAS.

8. Clicking the "Save This Evaluation Request" button will initiate the confidential letter upload process, so no additional action is necessary

Note that once a letter has been delivered to AACOMAS, Interfolio is unable to update or replace it.

Note that submitted confidential letter uploads will not immediately show on the Deliveries page. Once the request from AACOMAS has been received, the estimated time to complete your delivery is 1-3 business days. When processing of the request has begun, the delivery will show with an "In Progress" status on the Deliveries page.

AACOMAS Medical School Applications: How To Send Letters of Recommendation to AACOMAS Using Interfolio

An Individual DO School

Confidential letters of recommendation are sent to individual DO schools through a custom application that requires an AACOMAS ID to complete.

Users can also send letters to AACOMAS directly through a Confidential Letter Upload delivery. For more on this, see the AACOMAS section of this article.

Adding an AACOMAS ID to Dossier
Navigate to the AACOMAS application and copy the ten digit AACOMAS ID

2. Navigate to Dossier and associate the AACOMAS ID number with the account by clicking the name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting "Account Settings" from the drop-down menu.

Associate the AACOMAS ID number with the account by clicking the name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Account Settings from the drop-down menu
Navigate to the ID Numbers page and click "Add ID Number"

4. Select the AACOMAS ID type from the drop-down menu, enter the New ID Value, and click "Save"

Select the AACOMAS ID type from the dropdown menu, enter the New ID Value, and click "Save

Evaluators do not need to include the AACOMAS ID number on their letter if they are submitting it to Interfolio.  

See this article for more information on adding ID numbers: How do I Add ID Numbers to My Delivery?

5. After adding the AACOMAS ID, navigate back to Dossier

After adding the AACOMAS ID, navigate back to  Dossier and then to the "Deliveries" page

1. Navigate to the Deliveries page and click "New Delivery"

Navigate to the Deliveries page
Click "New Delivery"

2. Search for the institution in the "Find an Opportunity" search field at the bottom of the screen

Search for the institution in the "Find an Opportunity" search field at the bottom of the screen

3. Select the destination for the delivery

Select the destination for the delivery

4. Click "Start Application"

Click "Start Application"

5. Click "Add Documents"

Click "Add Document"

6. Choose documents to add to the application from existing documents or upload a new file 

Choose documents to add to the application from existing documents or upload a new file 

7. After all relevant documents have been selected, click "Add"

After all relevant documents have been selected, click "Add"

8. Confirm documents added and click "Continue"

Confirm documents added and click "Continue"

9. Add the ACCOMAS ID by clicking "Add Custom ID to Application"

Include your AACOMAS ID

10. Select the AACOMAS ID by clicking "Add" and then click "Submit" to complete the delivery

If the AACOMAS ID in the delivery does not match the ID in AACOMAS, the delivery will not sync correctly with the AACOMAS application.

Select the AACOMAS ID by clicking "Add" and then click "Submit" to complete the delivery
TMDSAS

Confidential letters of recommendation are sent to TMDSAS through a custom application that requires a TMDSAS ID to complete.

TMDSAS requires contact information for letter writers on all letters of recommendation.

Adding a TMDSAS ID to Dossier

1. Log into the TMDSAS application and enter the letter writer's name in the "Letters of Evaluation" section

Log into the TMDSAS application and enter the letter writer's name in the "Letters of Evaluation" section

2. Select "Interfolio" from the drop-down menu for the question "Indicate how your evaluator will send your letter to TMDSAS"

Select "Interfolio" from the drop-down menu for the question: "Indicate how your evaluator will send your letter to TMDSAS"

3. Copy the TMDSAS ID

Copy the TMDSAS ID

4. Navigate to Dossier and associate the TMDSAS ID number with the account by clicking the name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Account Settings from the drop-down menu.

Navigate to the Dossier account and associate the TMDSAS ID number with the account by clicking the name in the upper right-hand corner and select Account Settings from the drop-down menu.

5. Select the TMDSAS ID type from the drop-down menu, paste the TMDSAS value into the "New ID Value" field, and click "Save"

Select the TMDSAS ID type from the drop-down menu, paste the TMDSAS value into the "New ID Value" field, and click "Save"

TMDSAS requires evaluators to include the TMDSAS ID number on their letter even if they are submitting it to Interfolio.  

See this article for more information on adding ID numbers: How do I Add ID Numbers to My Delivery?

6. After adding the TMDSAS ID, navigate back to Dossier

After adding the TMDSAS ID, navigate back to Dossier and then to the Deliveries page
Creating a delivery to TMDSAS
Navigate to the Deliveries page
Click "New Delivery"

2. Search for TMDSAS in the "Find an Opportunity" search field at the bottom of the screen

Search for the application in the "Find an Opportunity" search field at the bottom of the screen

3. Select the relevant application cycle

Select the position that appears for the relevant application cycle

4. Click "Start Application"

Click "Start Application

5. Click "Add Documents"

Click "Add Documents

6. Choose documents to add to the application from existing documents or upload a new file 

Choose documents to add to the application from existing documents or upload a new file 

7. After all relevant documents have been selected, click "Add"  

After all relevant documents have been selected, click "Add"

8. Confirm documents added and click "Continue"

Confirm documents added and click "Continue"

9. Add the TMDSAS ID to the delivery by clicking "Add Custom ID to Application"

Add the TMDSAS ID to the delivery by clicking "Add Custom ID to Application"

10. Select the TMDSAS ID by clicking "Add" and then click "Submit" to complete the delivery

Select the TMDSAS ID by clicking "Add" and then click "Submit" to complete the delivery

TMDSAS Medical School Applications: How To Send Your Letters of Recommendation to TMDSAS Using Interfolio

AMCAS

Confidential letters of recommendation are sent to AMCAS through a custom application that requires both letter and AAMC IDs to complete.

Note: When creating an electronic delivery to AMCAS, add only letters of recommendation to the delivery. Do not include the letter request form as this is not a required document for deliveries to AMCAS.

Adding an AMCAS ID to Dossier

1. Log into the AMCAS application click on the relevant cycle

Log into the AMCAS application click on the relevant cycle

2. Click on the name in the upper right-hand corner and select "My Account" from the dropdown menu

Click on the name in the upper right-hand corner and select "My Account" from the dropdown menu

3. Copy the eight to ten digit AAMC ID

Copy the eight digit AAMC ID
Navigate to the Dossier account and associate the AMCAS ID number with the account by clicking the name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
Navigate to the ID Numbers page

6. Select the AMCAS ID type from the drop-down menu, paste the AAMC ID into the "New ID Value field", and click "Save"

Select the AMCAS ID type from the drop-down menu, paste the AAMC ID into the "New ID Value field", and click "Save"

See here for more information on adding ID Numbers to your AMCAS deliveries.

7. After adding the AAMC ID, navigate back to Dossier

After adding the AAMC ID, navigate back to Dossier
Creating a delivery to AMCAS

1. Navigate to the Deliveries page and click "New Delivery"

Navigate to the Deliveries page
Click "New Delivery"

2. Search for AMCAS in the "Find an Opportunity" search field at the bottom of the screen

Search for AMCAS in the "Find an Opportunity" search field at the bottom of the screen

3. Select  the relevant application cycle

Select the position that appears for the relevant application cycle

4. Click "Start Application"

Click "Start Application"

5. Click "Add Documents"

Click "Add Documents"

6. Choose documents to add to the application from existing documents or upload a new file

Choose documents to add to the application from existing documents or upload a new file

7. After all relevant documents have been selected, click "Add"

After all relevant documents have been selected, click "Add"

8. Confirm documents added and click "Continue" "

Confirm documents added and click "Continue"

9. Enter the corresponding AMCAS Letter ID for each letter  and click "Save Letter IDs"

Enter the matching AMCAS Letter ID for each letter  and click "Save Letter IDs"
Adding a letter ID to Dossier
Navigate back to the AAMC application, click on "My Application" and select "Letters of Evaluation" from the dropdown menu
9.2. Copy the seven to ten digit letter ID for the relevant letter
Copy the seven digit letter ID for the relevant letter
9.3. Navigate back to Dossier and paste the letter ID into the field for the corresponding letter in the Delivery
Navigate back to Dossier and paste the letter ID into the field for the corresponding letter in the Delivery

10. Add the AAMC ID to the delivery by clicking "Add" next to the AAMC ID

Add the AAMC ID to the delivery by clicking "Add" next to the AAMC ID

If the AAMC ID in the delivery does not match the ID in AMCAS, the delivery will not sync correctly with the AMCAS application.

11. Click "Submit" to complete the delivery

Click "Submit" to complete the delivery

Letters sent to AMCAS typically take 3-5 business days to be attached to an application.  For more help with the AMCAS recommendation section, visit the AMCAS FAQ page.

AMCAS Medical School Applications: How To Send Your Letters of Recommendation to AMCAS Using Interfolio