TCU and UNTHSC Secondary Application

TCU and UNTHSC Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle and are unchanged from the previous cycle.


  • There are timed audio and written prompts.

Primary Deadline: November 15, 2021
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: No

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Mission:

Our Mission is to transform health care by inspiring Empathetic Scholars™.

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Vision:

To be a leader in medical education, delivery of care and scholarship. We do this by focusing intentionally on the constellation of:

  • Character – integrity, empathy, humanism, professionalism
  • Content – medical knowledge, technology, innovation, integration
  • Context – patient-centered models, cultural sensitivity, health care systems, finance, ambulatory settings, patient safety, chronic disease prevention and management
  • Creativity – innovation, inquisitive scholars
  • Collaboration – team-based care, patient and family partnerships, shared decision-making
  • Community – servant leadership, public education, partnership, leadership
  • Communication – exceptional communicators, active listeners

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Values:

  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Diversity
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Servant Leadership
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement