University of Alabama at Birmingham Secondary Application

University of Alabama at Birmingham Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle.


  • Non-Alabama Resident with Ties to Alabama: Describe any ties or meaningful experiences you have had related to the state of Alabama or UAB Medical Center. (1500 char)
  • Please share any information you want us to know about you that is not included in your AMCAS application or in this secondary application. (750 char)
  • Where do you see yourself in your medical career fifteen to twenty years from now? (750 char)
  • Briefly indicate how you would add diversity to our medical school class. (750 char)

Secondary Deadline: 1/15/2019
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Portal

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Mission:

The School of Medicine is dedicated to excellence in the education of physicians and scientists in all of the disciplines of medicine and biomedical investigation for careers in practice, teaching, and research. Central to this educational mission are the provision of outstanding medical care and services and the enhancement of new knowledge through clinical and basic biomedical research. We embrace the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment that values differing perspectives and experiences. This diversity is essential to fulfilling the enduring mission of our medical school.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Vision:

The School of Medicine will be recognized by its faculty, students, graduates and patients and by faculty members in other schools of medicine and research universities as one of the nation’s premier institutions for research, training and patient care. Excellence in each of its primary missions—education, clinical care, and basic, translational and clinical research—is essential to this recognition.


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