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.

2019 – 2020

  • Required:
    • Describe a group project or activity that you are most proud of. Consider the following in your response: What aspect makes you most proud? How was it accomplished? How did you deal with disagreement or conflict in the group? How did you get fellow group members to embrace a position or view your perspective? (2,500 characters)
    • Describe a time that you have witnessed someone acting unethically or dishonestly, or an experienced behavior of harassment or discrimination. Consider the following in your response: What did you do? What made the situation difficult for you personally? Describe your reaction and what you might do differently now in retrospect. (2,500 characters)
    • Describe an example of a very difficult assignment, task, or situation that you did not think you could accomplish. Consider the following in your response: How did you approach it? If you were tempted to quit, why did or didn’t you? What made you stay the course despite obstacles? What did you learn from the experience? (2,500 characters)
  • Optional:
    • Have you engaged in any public service activities for a duration of one year or greater in length (examples: Military, Peace Corps, Teach for America, etc.). Yes or No? If so, please describe the experience and impact on your personal and professional development. (Optional) (2,500 characters)
    • Please explain any academic discrepancies or extenuating circumstances that you feel the Admissions Committee should know. (Optional) (2,500 characters)

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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