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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University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine Secondary Essay

University of California, Irvine, 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.

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

2017 – 2018

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

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.82
Median MCAT = 515
Applications = 6286
Interviewed = 537
Matriculated = 104

Learn more about this school:

UC Irvine School of Medicine
University of California
Office of Admissions and Outreach
Irvine, CA 92697-3950 USA

(800) 824-5388

(949) 824-2485

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