University of California, Riverside Secondary Essay Prompts
(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)
These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle and are unchanged from the previous cycle.
All of the prompts have a 500-character limit.
- The mission of the UCR SOM is to train a diverse physician workforce to meet the needs of underserved communities in inland Southern California. What experiences, skills and abilities will you bring to the class to fulfill this mission? | How to Write About How You Fit a Medical School’s Mission
- The values of the UCR SOM are integrity, innovation, inclusion, excellence, accountability, and respect. Please choose one of these values and tell us about a time when you demonstrated it.
- In what medical specialty or specialties are you interested? What experiences have created the foundation for this interest?
- Tell us about a personal challenge you have faced in your life thus far and how you demonstrated resilience and grit to overcome it. | How to Write About Your Obstacles, Challenges, and Problems in your Secondary Essays
Primary Deadline: November 1, 2021
Secondary Deadline: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $105
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Email
University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Mission Statement
The mission of the UCR School of Medicine is to improve the health of the people of California and, especially, to serve Inland Southern California by training a diverse workforce of physicians and by developing innovative research and health care delivery programs that will improve the health of the medically underserved in the region and become models to be emulated throughout the state and nation.
University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Values