University of Mississippi Secondary Application

University of Mississippi Secondary Essay Prompts

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


  • Please discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic affected your academic preparation for medical school or extracurricular opportunities. Please also discuss any other impact of the pandemic that you would like the admissions committee to know. (2500 characters)
  • Please outline your motivation for pursuing the medical degree. (3000 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Oct 15th
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Nov 1st
Secondary Fee: $50
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates:

University of Mississippi School of Medicine Mission:

The School of Medicine’s pledge is to educate physicians who are compassionate and considerate, and whose numbers meet the health care needs of the state, including those of the underserved. These professionals are mindful of the health problems and disparities faced by the people of Mississippi. They understand that medical education is a lifelong commitment.

As part of the state’s only academic health science campus, the school plays an important role in deepening the body of knowledge in medicine and science for the state, nation and world, and in making health care more available and valuable for patients of various backgrounds.