University of Alabama at Birmingham Secondary Application

University of Alabama at Birmingham Secondary Essay Prompts

(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)

Prompts have been updated May 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)

Prompts:

  • Where do you see yourself in your medical career fifteen to twenty years from now?
  • Please share any information you want us to know about you that is not included in your AMCAS application or in this secondary application.
  • Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates.
  • Please describe if and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your preparation for applying to medical school.
  • Describe a patient interaction with the healthcare system. This could be a direct patient observation (in person or virtual) during a shadowing experience, a personal experience within the healthcare system, or a family member or friend who had a memorable interaction within the healthcare system. What did you learn from this experience?
  • Describe a fulfilling or challenging community service experience and how you grew personally from the experience.

Primary Deadline: Usually around Nov 1st
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Nov 15th
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA 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.

Older Essays:

  • 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)
    How To Answer Secondary Prompts About The Future
  • Briefly indicate how you would add diversity to our medical school class. (750 char)
    How to Write About Diversity in Your Secondary Essays

Former Prompts (before 23-24 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)
  • All Applicants: if the area you spent most of your life before college differs from where you currently consider your permanent address, please explain (1500 char)
  • Where do you see yourself in your medical career fifteen to twenty years from now? (750 char) | How To Answer Secondary Prompts About The Future
  • 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)
  • Briefly indicate how you would add diversity to our medical school class: (750 char) | How to Write About Diversity in Your Secondary Essays