The Medical Student Performance Record (MSPR), also known as a Dean’s letter, is a document describing your overall performance during medical school. Its contents may be as simple as a confirmation that you did in fact attend your medical school; other MSPRs may include more specific information. The format will vary widely between schools.
Typically, this document:
- Reports on activities during medical school;
- Comments on performance in clinical rotations;
- Gives a recommendation for further medical training;
- Reports on time spent in each specialty or department (hours or weeks).
If you are a Canadian medical school student/graduate, your MSPR must be issued by your institution. Due to Covid-19, exceptions are being made; please review this article for more information. If you are an International medical school student/graduate, your MSPR can be uploaded by you using your CaRMS Online account or it can be issued by your institution.