University of Virginia Secondary Application

University of Virginia Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 

All prompts have a 350-word limit. 


  • Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school?
  • How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine?
  • Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it?

Secondary Deadline: December 15, 2018
Secondary Fee: $80
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes

University of Virginia School of Medicine Mission:

At the University of Virginia School of Medicine, our primary purpose is to educate and train physicians and scientists to help people achieve healthy, productive lives and to advance knowledge in the medical sciences.


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