Boeing, those 4 letters are supposed to come from the same people who fill out the 4 forms. I’m pretty sure that’s right. Also, you just type in the names and email addresses of those 4 people, and the U of M will email them a request to fill out the form electronically.
Yes, I know this method of requesting LOR’s is bizarre. Do they not get enough paperwork over at the U of M? (By the way, I thought you weren’t applying there…)
But seriously, you haven’t seen anything yet. I just sent off a special form to my advisor where he has to condense the existing 6-page letter he wrote for me into 3/4 of a page, then print it on a special form on British-sized paper with altered margins. Then he has to peel the backing off this form and paste the letter into my application. I had to send him a set of special instructions just on how to reconfigure his printer to do this. There is only one copy of the form, so if it goes through the printer wrong, that’s that! I sent him some practice pages, since I happen to have British sized paper in my stationary collection–but it was velum, stuff that’s usually reserved for wedding invitations and such. Ha ha! This really is going too far.
Like I’m sure these people who are writing our letters have nothing better to do. Applying to med school is just forms galore.