Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical in Dallas, TX.

2016 – 2017

  1. If you think that one or more of the following interests apply to you, check the appropriate box(es) and list specific experiences (academic, co-curricular, employment, personal, etc.) related to and supportive of this interest in the text box provided below. Do not use a paragraph format; list in bulleted format. (3500 characters)
    Interested in establishing a medical practice in an underserved area
    Interested in a career in research
    Interested in a career in teaching
    Interested in a career in primary care medicine
  2. In the text box provided below, describe the setting in which you envision conducting your medical career. Also include how and why you think this setting would help fulfill your interests related to the practice of medicine. (3500 characters)

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Secondary Essays

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

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 Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

2017 – 2018

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

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.89
Median MCAT = 516
Applications = 5141
Interviewed = 765
Matriculated = 224

Learn more about this school:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Office of Admissions
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390 USA
(214) 648-5617
(214) 648-3289

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