Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Louisville School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY.

2019 – 2020

  • For OOS only. This is an opportunity to describe more about yourself to the Admissions Committee. The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application is not an acceptable substitute. In the essay, please address the following points:
  • Reasons for selecting a medical career;
  • Things you have done to prepare yourself for a medical education and career;
  • Personal characteristics and other accomplishments and experiences that you feel help qualify you for the practice of medicine; and,
  • Why you chose to apply to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
  • Please elaborate on any Kentucky ties: personal, familial, etc.
  • For everybody:
  • How would you describe your ability to use unscheduled time during the day for learning?
  • What competencies and qualities should a physician possess for practice in the 21st century?
  • Describe the most significant community service activity in which you have participated. How did it affect you?
  • Describe an experience or situation which made you feel grateful.
  • In providing patient care, should physicians maintain emotional distance or empathize with patients’ emotional states? As a physician, how would you deal with your own emotions?
  • Describe a situation in your undergraduate education when you felt alive and engaged in learning.

2017 – 2018

  • If you are an out of state student, please explain your interest in attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine: (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • How well did your high school prepare you for college? (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • What determined your choice of college(s)? (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • How do you assess your college record? (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance. (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • Please discuss your research experience, including any publications and/or curriculum vitae. (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • Foreign Travel (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • Interests & Hobbies (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • Describe any other areas in which you possess interest, expertise or skill. E.g., musicianship of a professional caliber, published writing, language spoken fluently, union level in trades, certification in other professional areas, scouting, etc. (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician? (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location) (Maximum of 500 characters)
  • Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue a M.D. degree program (Maximum of 500 characters)

2016 – 2017

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  • How well did your high school prepare you for college? (Limit to 500 characters)
  • What determined your choice of college(s)? (Limit to 500 characters)
  • How do you assess your college record? (Limit to 500 characters)
  • Circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance? (Limit to 500 characters)
  • Research Experience (including any publications and/or curriculum vitae): (Limit to 500 characters)
  • Foreign Travel: (Limit to 500 characters)
  • Interests and Hobbies: (Limit to 500 characters)
  • Describe any other areas in which you possess interest, expertise or skill. E.g., musicianship of a professional caliber, published writing, language spoken fluently, union level in trades, certification in other professional areas, scouting, etc.: (Limit to 500 characters)
  • What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician? (Limit to 500 characters)
  • How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location) (Limit to 500 characters)
  • Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue a M.D. degree program: (Limit to 500 characters)

Secondary essay webcast with Dr. Jessica Freedman, founder and president of MedEdits Medical Admissions.  Read more about Dr. Freedman.

University of Louisville School of Medicine

University of Louisville 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 Louisville School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

University of Louisville School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.78
Median MCAT = 508
Applications = 3586
Interviewed = 399
Matriculated = 161

Learn more about this school:

University of Louisville SOM
Office of Admissions, School of Medicine
323 East Chestnut
Louisville, KY 40202-3866 USA
(502) 852-5193
(502) 852-0302

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