Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Vermont College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT.

2016 – 2017

  • Diversity Statement
    The University of Vermont College of Medicine values diversity as a driver of excellence. We actively seek diversity and inclusion within our academic community of students, faculty, and staff, as well as those we serve through teaching, research, patient care and community engagement. We are committed to building an educational community made up of members with diverse talents, experiences, opinions, and backgrounds.
    In reflecting on your personal background, talents, opinions and life experiences, how might you contribute to the overall diversity of the UVM COM community (3000 characters maximum)
  • Additional Short Answer Essay Topics (different from last year!)
    Please write a short response to one of the following prompts. For either question, when composing your essay, please consider the personal growth you experienced, an impact you may have had on others or a transformation you may have experienced (3000 characters maximum).
  • Topic 1:
    In your journey towards a career in medicine, what experience do you think most convinced you that you want to serve others as a physician?
  • Topic 2:
    There are many different types of teams. Effective teams are composed of people with diverse life experiences and varying viewpoints. Reflect on an experience you have had working on a team.

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