University of Cincinnati Secondary Application

University of Cincinnati Secondary Essay Prompts

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



  • Please explain both of the following: 1) the specific reason(s) you have chosen to apply to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and 2) how you will utilize the unique features of our curriculum, institution, city, and/or our mission to achieve your career goals. (2000 characters)
  • Please describe the reasons that you have chosen to specifically apply your skills to the career of a physician and what specific ways your personality, talents, attributes, etc. will contribute to the practice of clinical medicine. (2000 characters)
  • The University of Cincinnati is highly committed to selecting and cultivating students who can transform the field of medicine through the use of their distinct talents and attributes. Please tell us how you offer “diversity of thought” to our incoming class. Please also consider sharing unique, personally important, and/or challenging factors in your background that represent the diversity that you bring. (2000 characters)


  • Please explain, if applicable, any ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic specifically and negatively impacted and/or caused significant hardship for your academic performance between the months of March 2020 and September, 2022. (2000 characters)
  • We understand that all applicants have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use the space below to describe any personal (ie, non-academic) life-altering experiences or changes to your plans related to the pandemic between March 2020 and September 2022. (2000 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Nov 1st
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Nov 15th
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required:
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Portal

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Mission:

Our mission is to improve health for all through:

  • Personalized care embracing best clinical practices
  • Innovative interdisciplinary research
  • Premier clinical and scientific training
  • Creative community partnerships

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Vision:

Through collaboration and innovation, we will be the leader in improving the health of our local and global community.