University of California, Irvine Secondary Application

University of California, Irvine Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 

All of these prompts have a 1,500 character word limit.


  • What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why?
  • Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience.
  • Do you have your baccalaureate degree?
  • This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc. ) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities.

Prime-LC Application:

  • Do you wish to be considered for the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community?

Secondary Deadline: Upon receipt of your e-mail invitation to submit a secondary application, you will have 30 days to complete the process.
Secondary Fee: $105
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Portal

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Mission

Discover. Teach. Heal.

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Vision

Powered by discovery and innovation, UCI Health will advance individual and population health.

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Values

  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Service
  • Excellence

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