Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in Little Rock, AR.

2019 – 2020

  • LETTER OF STRONG TIES
    • Non-Arkansas residents who have strong ties to Arkansas are given preference over non-residents without strong ties to the state. Therefore, if you have strong ties to Arkansas (you have lived in Arkansas, you have a parent or close relative who resides in Arkansas, you attend(ed) an Arkansas college, etc.), you must describe your ties to Arkansas in a letter to be uploaded using the Upload Documents section of this application.
  • MD/PhD COMBINED DEGREE APPLICANTS
    • The College of Medicine offers a combined MD/PhD degree program. Applicants who selected the MD/PhD program in the AMCAS application must complete the two additional AMCAS application essays.
    • MD/PhD Program | College of Medicine
    • Complete the MD/PhD program application form on the website and use the Upload Documents section to include this document with your application.
    • MD/MPH COMBINED DEGREE APPLICANTS
    • The UAMS College of Medicine offers a combined MD/MPH degree program.
    • MD/MPH Program | College of Medicine
    • To apply to this program, please fill out the “Intent to Pursue Combined Degree Form” and use the Upload Documents section to include the document with your application.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

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.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

  • The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine 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 Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine 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 Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and how do you think your education at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Requirements

2017-2018 Applicant Pool Data
Median GPA = 3.81
Median MCAT = 507
Applications = 2210
Interviewed = 417
Matriculated = 173

Learn more about this school:

Arkansas
Office of the Dean
Little Rock, AR 72205 USA

(501) 686-5354

(501) 686-5873

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