Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angels, CA.

2016 – 2017

  • Describe involvement in the ONE most important non-academic activity that has been important in your life? (800 characters)
  • What has been the ONE most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters)
  • What has been the ONE most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters)
  • Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (yes or no). If yes, please explain. (800 characters)
  • What is the ONE most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (800 characters)
  • What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (800 char)
  • Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (800 char)
  • List major paid work experience during (or since) college. Give dates, description, approximate hours worked (list the most recent first). (800 characters)
  • If there is any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application, then check the box labeled ‘Hardship’ and briefly explain why you are indicating a hardship. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (800 characters)
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What experiences have led you to this goal? (800 characters)

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