University of Utah Secondary Application

University of Utah Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle and are unchanged from the previous cycle.

All prompts have a 300 character limit. 


  • The Admissions Committee will evaluate your application based on your participation in the activities listed below. Describe your involvement in each of the recommended activities.
    • Recommended Activities
      • Community/Volunteer Service
      • Leadership
      • Research
      • Physician Shadowing
      • Patient Exposure

Primary Deadline: November 1, 2021
Secondary Deadline:
Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: No

University of Utah School of Medicine Mission:

The University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Admissions serves the State of Utah, our medical school and the healthcare profession by admitting well qualified and prepared medical students. Through a holistic culture based on valuing teamwork, professionalism, compassion, and communication, we strive to select a diverse and innovative class who exemplify dedication, service to their community and patients, leadership, research skill, and academic excellence.

University of Utah School of Medicine Vision:

The University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Admission will inspire and transform the application process through quality, education, and innovation to serve the state of Utah and beyond.