University of South Alabama Secondary Application

University of South Alabama Secondary Essay Prompts

(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)

These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle. (Older essays, if available are below)

  • Provide the name, location, and phone number of your current employer. (200 characters, not including spaces)
  • Although interests may change, what areas of medicine are you primarily interested in at the current time? (200 characters, not including spaces) | How to Answer Secondary Prompts About Specialties
  • Have you previously applied? | How to Write About Being a Reapplicant in Secondary Essays
  • Do you have undergraduate research experience? (Y/N)
  • Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive, out-of-state applicants with strong ties to the State of Alabama. Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama.
  • Optional Essay (500 Words): The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society. | How to Write About Your Obstacles, Challenges, and Problems in your Secondary Essays | How to Write About Diversity in Your Secondary Essays

Primary Deadline: November 1, 2020
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $75
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Email


University of South Alabama College of Medicine Mission:

As a diverse community focused on the science and practice of medicine for Alabama, the Central Gulf Coast, and beyond: We educate, We discover, We serve.

University of South Alabama College of Medicine Vision:

To excel as a College of Medicine recognized for its education, diversity, outreach, discovery, compassion and service.

Older Essays:

  • Out-of-State Applicants: Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive, out-of-state applicants with strong ties to the State of Alabama. Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama.
  • The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society. (Optional/500 word max)
    How to Write About Your Obstacles, Challenges, and Problems in your Secondary Essays
    How to Write About Diversity in Your Secondary Essays
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