ADEA PASS Application Instructions

Professional Evaluation Form

Two types of evaluations are required in the ADEA PASS application. Both evaluations must be submitted electronically. The Professional Evaluation Form (PEF) is one. 

The PEF is the traditional letter of recommendation required for every applicant. Evaluators will provide required comments to 10 attributes (integrity, professional demeanor, clinical skills, reaction to criticism, didactic knowledge, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, self-awareness and maturity) for each applicant. Additionally, the evaluator will be able to submit a one-page narrative statement. ADEA PASS will process two to four PEFs per designation. The programs identify the number of evaluations they prefer on their search engine profiles.  

Evaluators should be contacted to obtain a valid email. Enter the evaluator’s information, including email address. An email will be sent to the evaluator with instructions on how to log in and complete the evaluation. The applicant should not request a PEF from the dean or designee who is expected to submit the IEF.  

Program directors were surveyed about the evaluations they would most like to receive with ADEA PASS applications. The most popular selections have been indicated on the website