Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC.

2019 – 2020

The 2019 – 2020 secondary essay prompts from this school are not currently available. Please check back at a later date.

2018 – 2019

Each has a 2,000 character limit:

What are your medical practice goals?

If it has been more than six months since you completed your bachelor’s degree, please describe your employment status since that time (part-time, full-time, and dates).

In what region of the country do you want to practice medicine? Why?

What areas of medicine are you interested in at this time, or what areas do you plan to pursue?

Do you have any accomplishments or experiences that make you a unique applicant?

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

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University of South Carolina School of Medicine Secondary Essay

University of South Carolina 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.

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.8
Median MCAT = 508
Applications = 3448
Interviewed = 376
Matriculated = 100

Learn more about this school:

South Carolina-Columbia
(803) 216-3607

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