University of Missouri – Kansas City Secondary Application

University of Missouri- Kansas City Secondary Essay Prompts

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


  • Please describe how COVID-19 has impacted your pathway to becoming a Physician.
  • If you are interested in rural healthcare or in practicing a specialty that meets the needs of underserved rural communities, please describe your interest in this aspect of healthcare.
  • How will your diversity/diverse experiences (e.g., gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, veteran status, from rural or underserved community, first generation student status) add to your career in medicine?

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

University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine Mission:

The mission of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations through innovative educational programs in medicine and biomedical science, cutting-edge biomedical research, and leadership in academic medicine. The School strives to implement this mission with the highest professional and ethical standards, in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, and in an environment that enables each individual to develop to his or her full potential.

University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine Vision:

UMKC School of Medicine aims to be the anchoring institution for a leading academic health center.