Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Colorado School of Medicine

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

2018 – 2019

This school requires CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) as part of the medical school secondary application.

Related: CASPer Test Prep 2018-2019: The Facts

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 the essay to 1500 characters, including spaces (approximately 300 words).

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

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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University of Colorado School of Medicine Secondary Application

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 Colorado School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.76
Median MCAT = 512
Applications = 7063
Interviewed = 629
Matriculated = 183

Learn more about this school:

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
(303) 724-4600

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