The purpose of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) is not to advocate for the student but to provide an honest and objective summary of the student’s personal attributes, experiences, and academic accomplishments based on verifiable information and summative evaluations. Specifically, the MSPE provides a succinct chronology of a student’s entry and process through medical school, which includes the preclinical coursework and clinical clerkship records, involvement in extracurricular activities, and compliance with academic and professional policies.
The MSPE is loaded to ERAS by the Office of the Registrar and released by the system by the first day of October; this is a universal date set by ERAS/AAMC. Along with the MSPE, letters of verification, transcripts, and board score reports are released to programs as part of the interview application process. The Department of Clinical Education can provide letters of recommendation.
In addition, any incompletes or failures that have not been remediated by July 31 will be reflected accordingly in the MSPE.