University of Louisville Secondary Application

University of Louisville Secondary Essay Prompts

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


  • Why are you choosing to apply to the University of Louisville School of Medicine? (500 characters)
  • How well did your high school prepare you for college? (500 characters)
  • What determined your choice of college(s)? (500 characters)
  • How do you assess your college record? (500 characters)
  • Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance while in college. (500 characters)
  • Describe your most significant personal accomplishments and/or experiences and how these may relate to your potential to contribute to the medical community. (500 characters)
  • What has been your most significant contribution to your community, through service or volunteerism? What was its impact on the community and on you? (500 characters)
  • How have your cultural experiences shaped the way you see yourself contributing to the medical field and strengthened your ability to provide equitable care for a diverse patient population? (500 characters)
  • List and describe any additional experiences, interests, hobbies, or skills not included in other areas of your application or that you have completed since submitting your AMCAS application. (500 characters)
  • How has the pandemic affected the way you view the healthcare system and/or see yourself contributing to the medical field? (1000 characters)
  • Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue medicine and how your personal characteristics align with those you believe are most needed by physicians. (500 characters)
  • Practice after residency: How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location). (500 characters)
  • If you are a reapplicant, what has changed from your previous application or your approach to this year’s admissions cycle? (250 characters)
  • If you are not a Kentucky resident, please explain any personal or familial ties to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If you are a Kentucky resident type “Not Applicable” in the text box below. (500 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Nov 1st
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Dec 1st
Secondary Fee: $75
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: No

University of Louisville School of Medicine Mission:

Our mission is to improve the health of our patients and our communities through excellence and leadership in education, clinical care, research, and community engagement.