To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Dr. XXXX, and I am an Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the School of Dentistry at the University of XXXX. I write this letter recommending my student XXXX for a position in your Endodontics Residency Program. I could not do so with more enthusiasm and conviction that he has much to offer to your program. I have known XXXX for over six years, and he has proven to be one of the most exceptional dental students I have had the pleasure of teaching.
I have gotten to know XXXX quite well as my student, and I am convinced that his potential for contributing to the field of Endodontics is virtually unsurpassed. I provide didactic and clinical guidance to dental students in their third and fourth years of dental school. XXXX soon proved himself to be one of the brightest students and quickest learners. During our interactions, XXXX displayed a deep-seated knowledge of and passion for endodontics. He has spent a great deal of time shadowing and learning from endodontists, and he is already well versed in surgical procedures, completing root canal treatments with ease and excellence. XXXX is a rare find, with a solid clinical skill set and a unique joy of learning, with a total dedication to evidence-based dentistry. His diagnostic ability is incredibly advanced, and he demonstrates a unique insightfulness in his formation of treatment plans. All who contact him have noted his delicate hands-on skill, attention to detail, and a great capacity for empathy towards his patients. He builds a strong rapport with patients in particular. XXXX is currently a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, with whom he has been working for the past four years. His next goal is to pursue a specialty degree in Endodontics, where he will be able to take his existing skills to the next level.
XXXX gave his all to his education at the School of Dentistry here at the University of XXXX and in the surrounding community, distinguishing himself in his concern for the underserved. I believe that XXXX has a well-developed set of essential skills and attributes that will enable him to become an especially remarkable endodontist. I am sure he will always give 100% to providing his patients with the highest quality of care possible. Thus, I wholeheartedly support XXXX for a position in your residency program in Endodontics. With his intelligence, passion, and patient-oriented mindset, I see his potential to excel as an endodontist as virtually unlimited.