Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CA.

2016 – 2017

  • Part A. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine.
  • Part B. Please write about the “fit” between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If you are a reapplicant, please include information on how your application has changed.
    Please answer both parts in this single essay. Limit each essay to 1500 characters, including spaces.
  • Part C. If you are a re-applicant, please explain how you and your application has changed since your previous submission. Limit each essay to 1500 characters, including spaces.
  • (Optional) If after reviewing the information for these optional tracks you would like to apply to one of them, complete the essay for the track you wish to apply to in the appropriate box below. Limit each essay to 1500 characters, including spaces.

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