Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, FL.

2018 – 2019

  • If you are NOT a Florida resident, please describe any connection to UCF COM, UCF, or Florida. (2000 char)
  • If you do not expect to spend the academic year enrolled in an academic program, please explain how you will use this time. Otherwise write N/A. (2000 char)
  • Have you experienced academic difficulties, had any grades below “B minus,” or any course withdrawals while in college?
  • Assuming you answer yes, the below pops up.
  • In this space, provide brief details regarding academic difficulties, grades below “B minus,” or course withdrawals. (2000 char)
  • What breakthrough in clinical or research medicine would you like to see occur within the span of your career in medicine? Why? (750 char)
  • The complexity of healthcare delivery increasingly requires interdisciplinary teamwork. What lessons have you learned from sports, music, business or other experiences have prepared you to succeed in this environment? (750 char)
  • What profession would you choose if not medicine? (750 char)
  • Please share with the Admissions Committee why you are interested in UCF COM. (750 char)
  • Were you required to work during your college years?
  • If you answer yes, they ask you provide a brief description of why employment was necessary. Also include an estimated hours per week that you were required to work. (750 char)
  • Please provide a short essay to help us understand who you are. This essay should be different from your AMCAS Personal Statement. UCF COM places great value on the broad diversity of our students within the classroom. We believe the diverse characteristics of each individual in the class are important factors in serving the educational missions of this school and of our community. Please discuss any unique, personally important and/or challenging experiences in your background that have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine and service to others. These may include experiences such as the quality of your early educational environment, socioeconomic status, cultural background, or other significant events or circumstances that you feel have shaped your character and defined you as an individual. We are also interested on your thoughts about what you can contribute to your class and the medical profession in general. (two pages maximum, single spaced, no margins)

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

  • The University of Central Florida 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 Central Florida 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 Central Florida College of Medicine and how do you think your education at University of Central Florida College of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)
  • “Please provide a short essay to help us understand who you are. This essay should be different from your AMCAS Personal Statement. UCF COM places great value on the broad diversity of our students within the classroom. We believe the diverse characteristics of each individual in the class are important factors in serving the educational missions of this school and of our community. Please discuss any unique, personally important and/or challenging experiences in your background that have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine and service to others. These may include experiences such as the quality of your early educational environment, socioeconomic status, cultural background, or other significant events or circumstances that you feel have shaped your character and defined you as an individual. We are also interested on your thoughts about what you can contribute to your class and the medical profession in general.
  • Instructions:
  • You are encouraged to prepare this essay in WORD or a similar program and apply your final version via the copy and paste option.
  • This essay should be NO MORE THAN two pages, single spaced, with one inch margins.
  • Descriptions should be entered using a 10 to 12 point Times New Roman or similarly easy-to-read font.

2016 – 2017

  • If you do not expect to spend the academic year enrolled in an academic program, please explain how you will use this time. (2000 character limit)
  • Please provide details regarding academic difficulties, grades below B minus, or course withdrawals. (2000 character limit)
  • Do you have any information that you would like to share with the UCF COM Medical Student Admissions Committee that has not already been addressed in your AMCAS application? You may also use this section to include information about your family, personal interests, hobbies, and travels that have not already been discussed in your AMCAS application. Please provide details about NEW information for the Committee to consider to include information about your family, personal interests, hobbies, and travels that have not already been discussed on your AMCAS application. (2000 character limit)
  • Please provide a short essay to help us understand who you are. This essay should be different than you AMCAS Personal Statement. UCF COM places great value on the diversity of our students within the classroom and believe that the diverse characteristics of each individual in the class are important factors in serving the educational missions of this school and of our community. Please discuss any unique, personally important and/or challenging experiences in your background that have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine and service to others. These may include experiences such as the quality of your early educational environment, socioeconomic status, cultural background, or other significant events or circumstances that you feel have shaped your character and defined you as an individual. We are also interested on your thoughts about what you can contribute to your class and the medical profession in general. (2 pages, single spaced)

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University of Central Florida 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.

University of Central Florida College of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.84
Median MCAT = 512
Applications = 4823
Interviewed = 440
Matriculated = 120

Learn more about this school:

University of Central Florida
College of Medicine
Orlando, FL 32827 USA

(407) 266-1350

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