STARS Letter of Distinction - Letter Template


Dear [Dean or Associate Dean],

As the faculty director of the [medical school name] “Choosing Wisely STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship)” program, I am writing this letter of commendation for [student name], who has distinguished themself as a student making a unique and meaningful commitment to high-value healthcare. 

At an early stage in their medical career, [student name] has:

  1. [insert specific bulleted/numbered criteria you are requiring your medical students to complete in order to receive LoD – proposed criteria must be approved by central STARS leadership]

Their accomplishments were reviewed, and this letter of distinction has been endorsed by the national Choosing Wisely STARS organization, as evidenced by the co-signature below.  We are proud of [student name]’s accomplishments and hope they continue to influence their peers and colleagues in a powerful way.


[signature and title]                                                                                 


                                                                                                                               Chris Moriates, MD

                                                                                                                                Executive Director, Choosing Wisely STARS