Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA.

2019 – 2020

  • We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (Required – 1500 characters)
  • Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (Required – 1500 characters)
  • Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS. (Required- max of 15 entries, 175 characters per entry)
  • If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application? (Optional – 1500 characters)
  • If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school. (Optional – 1500 characters)

 

 

 

2018 – 2019

1-3 are required, 4-5 are “optional, but should be completed if the situations apply to you”

1500 characters for 1, 2, 4, and 5. 3 has max of 15 entries and 175 characters per entry

Question 1: We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.

Question 2: Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.

Question 3: Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.

Question 4: If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?

Question 5: If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

  • The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College 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 Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College 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 Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and how do you think your education at University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

2017 – 2018

  • Question 1: We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.
  • Question 2: Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.
  • Question 3: Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.
  • Question 4: If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?
  • Question 5: If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

ALL 1500 Character limit

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University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Secondary Essay

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College 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 Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.83
Median MCAT = 514
Applications = 3799
Interviewed = 714
Matriculated = 152

Learn more about this school:

Medical Student Admissions
Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA 52242-1101 USA
(319) 335-8052
(319) 335-8049

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