Dear Program Director: It is with great enthusiasm that I submit this letter of recommendation on behalf of Angela Sharma. As an internal medicine specialist at the Arthritis Center in Ardmore, OK, I have had the opportunity to see many talented medical students over the years. Rarely do I have an opportunity to work with a student as talented as Angela. I first met Angela when she accompanied her mother for an appointment with me. It was obvious from the beginning that Angela was enthusiastic about clinical medicine and very well prepared. This is the reason I agreed to her request to shadow me immediately. She also recently applied for a phlebotomist position at my clinic and is working here part time. She has always had an unusual command of the basic sciences and a genuine curiosity about clinical presentations and about patients themselves. She exceeded expectations in her patient interactions and continues to be requested by my patients till date. Angela works well as part of a learning team in the clinic. She has the exceptional talent of facilitating the participation of others and making those around her function at a higher level of enthusiasm and achievement. Her effectiveness as a clinical teacher is well documented. Her work has always been enthusiastic, competent and thorough. She goes out of her way to gather data from multiple sources, and interpret and present it in a way that could be easily understood and used. She immerses himself in solving clinical problems, and is persistent until she has found answers. Angela sees the potential for a clinical research career combining her interest in bridging gaps between cardiology and osteopathic medicine. She sees a career in medicine as one where she will enjoy functioning in a team, solving problems and benefiting those who are ill, as well as developing clinical applications for her research. In summary, Ms. Angela Sharma is not only very bright, but she is hard working. She is totally reliable and dependable. She is well liked by patients, their families, colleagues and staff. Angela is an individual who makes those around her better with her positivity and uplifting presence. There has never been a day when she is found to be without a smile and willingness to learn. In my 36 years of practicing medicine Angela Sharma is one of top three students I have worked with, therefore it is my pleasure to enthusiastically endorse his candidacy for your medicine program. Sincerely, Dr. Thomas Leahey, DO.