University of Arizona, Tuscon Secondary Essay Prompts
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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle.
All prompts have a 350-word limit.
- Please share a meaningful experience you have had working or volunteering in the health professional field or a time in your past in which you were responsible for the care and well-being of someone else. What did you learn from this as it relates to becoming a physician?
- Discuss a time in your life in which you have failed at something other than an academic experience. How did you confront the failure and what did you learn from it? Please describe how you typically approach challenges that you face in your life.
- The mission of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of Admissions is to select a diverse cohort of students who will become the future leaders in advancing health care to the distinct communities that comprise Arizona and the United States. Consistent with the mission of The University of Arizona College of Medicine, selection of individuals with a demonstrated commitment to serve as care providers, physician scientists, clinical leaders, medical educators and/or public health experts, including advocates for rural and urban underserved populations, is highly valued. Applicants seeking admission should exhibit qualities of altruism, academic excellence, leadership and dedication to becoming lifelong learners through research endeavors and academic development. Please describe the role(s) you can play in helping the College of Medicine to achieve its mission.
- Describe the effect that your experiences with engaging diversity have had on your own growth and development. Provide an example and describe how it will impact your career in the medical profession.
Secondary Deadline: 21 days after the secondary application is received
Secondary Fee: $85
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tuscon Mission:
Advancing health and wellness through education, research and patient care.
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