Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC.


  1. Applicants for the MD and MD/PhD Program Respond to prompts 1-3 in no more than 1-2 paragraphs. Please limit to 1000 characters.
    • Prompt 1: We have all tried something and failed, whether it was something big or something small. Describe a situation or an experience you had when you realized that you were not up to the task, and tell us what life-lessons you learned from this experience.
    • Prompt 2: Much of medical school education is based on team-learning. What important activity have you accomplished that required a team approach, what was your role in the outcome, and what did you learn from it?
    • Prompt 3: Give an example of how you made a difference in someone’s life-whether it is a patient, friend, classmate, or a family member-and explain what this experience taught you about yourself.

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