Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK.

2016 – 2017

For out of state students:

  • You have indicated that you have close ties to Oklahoma. Please document these ties below in the space provided. Only nonresidents with ties are required to complete this portion of the supplemental application.
  • For School of Community Medicine Track:
    • Please submit an essay that explains your interest and commitment to Community Medicine. Limit to 450 words.
    • Please explain how you expect the School of Community track to enhance your medical education.  Limit to 250 words.
    • Please enter any additional community or volunteer experience not included on your AMCAS application.
    • Please enter any other relevant life experience that you feel might have an impact on your application to the School of Community track.

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University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Secondary Essay

University of Oklahoma 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.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.81
Median MCAT = 509
Applications = 2020
Interviewed = 290
Matriculated = 161

Learn more about this school:

Oklahoma-Oklahoma City
Dotty Shaw Killam
College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, OK 73126 USA
(405) 271-2331
(405) 271-8810

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