Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, CA.

2018 – 2019

Essay Questions Section

  1. Discuss any elements of your application that you feel might be concerning to the Admissions Committee.
  2. Do you have a connection to Northern or Central California? (Yes or No)
  3. If you answered ‘yes’ to having a connection to Northern or Central California, please explain below. If you answered ‘no’ type ‘not applicable’.

Experiences Section

At UC Davis School of Medicine we realize that each applicant brings diversity and perspective from a broad range of experiences. In this section we give you the opportunity to describe in detail the 3 extracurricular activities or experiences that have been most influential in leading you to a career in medicine. We realize that many applicants have identified key experiences in the main application. However, some do not and others identify less than 3. We apologize for any redundancy – feel free to reproduce the comments from your Primary application and expand on them as appropriate.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

2016 – 2017

Essays

Limit your response to 500 characters for the next 3 questions:

  1. Discuss any elements of your application that you feel might be concerning to the Admissions Committee.
  2. Do you have a connection to Northern or Central California? (Yes or No)
  3. If you answered ‘yes’ to having a connection to Northern or Central California, please explain below. If you answered ‘no’ type ‘not applicable’.

Experiences Section

  • Briefly describe this activity and its significance. How did it prepare you for a medical career? Include any supporting information (e.g. your contribution to the project or accomplishment as well as links to any publication, etc).
  • Limit to 750 characters or less.

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University of California, Davis, School of Medicine Secondary Essay

University of California, Davis, School 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 California, Davis, School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.72
Median MCAT = 512
Applications = 6971
Interviewed = 480
Matriculated = 114

Learn more about this school:

UC Davis School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
Sacramento, CA 95817 USA
(916) 734-4800
(916) 734-4116

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This is comprehensive and up to date guide offers realistic advice for applicants on many topics including:

  • Where to go to college if you are premed
  • When to take the MCAT
  • Whom to ask for letters of reference
  • How to write a personal statement
  • How to write application experience entries
  • How to write “most meaningful” experience application entries
  • What medical schools look for in applicants
  • Medical school admission requirements
  • What applicants can do to market themselves most effectively
  • How medical school admissions committees decide whom to interview
  • What to do if you are “waitlisted”
  • Deciding where to apply and attend

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