Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

2017 – 2018

  1. Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine.
  2. Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service.
  3. What does it mean to you to enter into a profession?

1500 characters each

2016 – 2017

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  • Please describe and explain below any academic problems which you might have had while in college and/or graduate or professional school. Please include withdrawals, incompletes, poor grades, etc. (If you feel that you have not had any academic problems please state that)
  • Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine. (1500 Characters)
  • Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service. (1500 Characters)
  • What does it mean to you to enter into a profession? (1500 Characters)

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Secondary Essay

University of Maryland 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 Maryland School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

University of Maryland School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.84
Median MCAT = 513
Applications = 4837
Interviewed = 610
Matriculated = 160

Learn more about this school:

University of Maryland SOM
Committee on Admissions
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
(410) 706-7478
(410) 706-0467

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  • Where to go to college if you are premed
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  • Whom to ask for letters of reference
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  • How to write “most meaningful” experience application entries
  • What medical schools look for in applicants
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