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

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

2017 – 2018

  • Has your education been continuous since graduation from high school? (yes or no, explanation if no)
    • Activities:
      • Describe the single MOST important event or non-academic activity in your life and explain why it’s significant.
      • What activity or accomplishment are you MOST proud of?
      • What experiences or activities have prepared you to work with medically underserved communities?
      • Please list any Scholastic Activities that you have been involved with (including honors and awards)
    • Personal:
      • Describe a major problem you have had to deal with at some time in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth.
      • Is there any specific hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? Please briefly explain below. (Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors.)
      • What kind of health care setting do you envision yourself working in?
      • How do you see yourself contributing to the mission of the UCR School of Medicine?
    • All of the prompts are 250 word limit
    • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Your personal statement from the AMCAS application will be used in our admissions process. You do not need to duplicate it here. At your option, you may use this space to provide any further information you may want us to consider in addition to the AMCAS personal statement. THIS IS NOT MANDATORY.

2016 – 2017

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  • All essays have 250 word limit
  • Describe the single MOST important event or non-academic activity in your life and explain why it’s significant.
  • What activity or accomplishment are you MOST proud of?
  • What experiences or activities have prepared you to work with medically underserved communities?
  • Describe a major problem you have had to deal with at some time in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth.
  • What kind of health care setting do you envision yourself working in?
  • How do you see yourself contributing to the mission of the UCR School of Medicine?
  • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Your personal statement from the AMCAS application will be used in our admissions process. You do not need to duplicate it here. At your option, you may use this space to provide any further information you may want us to consider in addition to the AMCAS personal statement. THIS IS NOT MANDATORY.

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