Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, Az.

2018 – 2019

  • I previously applied to any medical school (select yes if you submitted a primary or secondary application).
  • If yes, how are you a stronger applicant this cycle? Optional 1000 Characters
  • What is the most important quality you seek in a medical school, and how does the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix embody that for you? Optional 1000 Characters
  • What achievement are you most proud of? What aspect of this achievement will you bring to our medical school? Optional 1000 Characters
  • The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix practices Inclusive Excellence, which celebrates the differences, talents, and unique qualities of all individuals. Describe a circumstance where you sought to learn about a culture, group, or idea different than your own and how that impacted you. Optional 1000 Characters
  • Please reflect on your entire application, is there anything you would like to further explain to the Admissions Committee? Do not repeat any information already mentioned in the national or secondary applications. Optional 1000 Characters
  • Please reference the Work/Activities section. If any of the competencies were unmatched, please provide an explanation below.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix.

2017 – 2018

  • The University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix strives to ensure that its students become respectful physicians who embrace all dimensions of caring for the whole person. Please describe how your personal characteristics or life experiences will contribute to the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix community and bring educational benefits to our student body. (1000 characters)
  • Is there any further information that you would like the Committee on Admissions to be aware of when reviewing your file that you were not able to notate in another section of this or the AMCAS Application? (1000 characters)
  • Why have you chosen to apply to the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix and how do you think your education at University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

2017 – 2018

  • The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix values its culture, curriculum, and the community it serves. Which aspect(s) do you value the most? (required, 350 words max)
  • How have the last 12–18 months confirmed your desire to pursue a career in medicine? (required, 350 words max)
  • UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, in part, defines diversity as “Inclusive Excellence”. How will you add value – in these terms – to our learning community? (required, 350 words max)
  • What else should the Admissions Committee know about you?

Note: please do not repeat any aspect of your primary application or essays provided above. (required, 350 words max)

2016 – 2017

  • I believe I fit within the UA COM – Phoenix culture because: (350 words)
  • I feel that the last 12-18 months have confirmed my desire to pursue a career in medicine because: (350 words)
  • I understand that diversity is defined in many ways at the UA COM – Phoenix and I feel that I would add value to the diverse learning environment and mission because: (350 words)
  • I feel that the Admissions Committee should know this about me (note: do not repeat any aspect of your primary application or essays provided above): (350 words)

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University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix secondary essay prompt i believe i fit within the ua com - phoenix culture because .

University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Topics covered in this presentation:

  • When should I submit my secondary essays?
  • Pay attention to the word/character limits.
  • Can I recycle secondary essay prompts for multiple schools?
  • Identify topics that you left out of your primary application.
  • And, much more.

University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Requirements

2017-2018 Applicant Pool Data
Median GPA = 3.82
Median MCAT = 510
Applications = 4721
Interviewed = 348
Matriculated = 80

Learn more about this school:

UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Admissions
435 North 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ
85004-2230 USA

(602) 827-2005

(602) 827-2212

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