STARS Letter of Distinction QU Template


Dear [student name],

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. Completed the Discovering Value-Based Health Care Interactive Learning Modules from Dell Medical School:
  2. Watched Daniel Wolfson’s introduction to Choosing Wisely video:
  3. Submitted a letter of commitment to incorporate principles of high-value care into both their education and their future career  
  4. Demonstrated concrete actions during medical training to support their interest in value-based care, including but not limited to one or more of the below: [add specific additional actions]

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