University of Tennessee Secondary Application

University of Tennessee Secondary Essay Prompts

(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at

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


  • Provide any additional information not previously provided in the personal comments of your AMCAS Primary application (500 characters)
  • Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide our applicants with an optional essay prompt for this years UTHSC COM secondary application. Please use the text field below to share with us how you may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including academic, financial, medical disruptions, etc. It would also be helpful for us to hear if any of your planned experiences in shadowing, volunteering, research, employment, or other activities were suspended due to the pandemic. (2500 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Nov 15th
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: No Fee
FAP Waiver: Yes
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Significant application updates are accepted after interview invite

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Mission:

The mission of The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is to improve the health of Tennesseans and our society as a whole by providing an exceptional and nurturing environment for the education of students and physicians, by contributing to advances in medical science, and by providing health services of the highest quality.