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

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

2016 – 2017

  1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 characters)
  2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1500 characters)

Do you have a baccalaureate degree? (Y/N)

  • This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities. (1500 characters)

PRIME-LC program essays:

  • Do you wish to be considered for the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community? (Y/N)
    • Please describe how you have served your community (school, neighborhood, city, etc.) and how these experiences have prepared you for PRIME-LC. (1500 characters)
    • Please describe the reason for your interest to be trained as a physician leader for the Latino community. In addition, explain how you intend to utilize the PRIME-LC specialized training to impact community health and health services for the Latino community. (1500 characters)

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