Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Harlingen, TX.

2017-2018

Part 1:

  • List three adjectives that characterize the community you grew up in
  • Briefly describe the community you anticipate practicing medicine in post-residency (100 word max)
  • In the event you are accepted into two or more medical schools, what factors would be most important in determining which school would be the “best fit” for you (150 word max)The UTRGV SOM educates future physicians with the following values in mind: patient advocacy, community-focus, cultural awareness, collaborative leadership style, lifelong problem solving.

 

  • Choose TWO of these values and explain their importance to you, as well as how they integrate with each other. Finish by indicating how this integration will impact your medical school education (300 word max)

Part 2:

Describe experiences you have had UNRELATED to science or medicine:
Part 1: required
Part 2: select 2 out of the 4

  1. Briefly describe the experience
  2. State the circumstances of the experience (why you participated)
  3. What you learned about yourself through that experience
  4. Experiences may be used more than once to address each category.

    Part 1 (required)

  • A situation in which you interacted with individuals who were different from you (150 word max)

Part 2 (select 2/4)

  1. A community service experience (150 word max)
  2. An employment experience (150 word max)
  3. A position of responsibility/authority in which others depended on you for direction (150 word max)
  4. A creative endeavor (anything that required you to be creative in your approach, such as fine arts, computer programming, web design, writing, etc) (150 word max)

 

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Secondary Essay

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 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 Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.63
Median MCAT = 508
Applications = 3946
Interviewed = 351
Matriculated = 50

Learn more about this school:

University of Texas Rio Grande
2102 Treasure Hills Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78541 USA
(956) 296-1600
(956) 296-1325

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