University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts

University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts

University of Missouri-Columbia Secondary Application Essay Prompts by Year
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    The University of Missouri Medical School secondary application (University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine campus) is not too long, so fill this out as soon as you receive the official secondary application! We encourage students to fill out the optional COVID-19 question as well. If you’re planning on pre-writing this secondary application, heads up: the Mizzou Medical School secondary application changes slightly each year. Read all our University of Missouri Medical School tips below. 

    We have helped students stand out in their medical school secondary essays at several Midwest schools, including University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Rachel Rizal and Dr. Rishi Mediratta help every single student tailor their secondary essays towards their personal strengths and towards the school’s culture. Feel free to ask us a question about your secondary essays below and work with us through our secondary essay editing packages to make your secondary essays stand out! 

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2021 – 2022

    1. Please let us know information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography ect.) that led you to apply. (1,200 characters max)
    2. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) (2,000 characters max)
    3. How you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND how you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine.
    4. (Optional) Has COVID-19 significantly impacted your medical school application? (2,000 characters max)

    Tips to Answer Mizzou Medical School (University of Missouri School of Medicine) Secondary Essays

     
    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Tip #1: If you have any affiliation with the University of Missouri, the city of Columbia, or Missouri state, please mention it in the application.

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Tip #2: For any University of Missouri Medical School secondary application prompt that asks you about unique traits or diversity, remember that diversity does not necessarily mean your ethnic diversity. We often tell students to talk about their extra-curricular activities, personal strengths, leadership roles, and other passions. It is important to write how these qualities will make you an excellent physician. 

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Tip #3: Answer the optional COVID-19 essay question.  Everyone was affected by COVID-19 and our Cracking Med School Admissions team views this is an opportunity to write another perspective about yourself. One thing we noticed is that students only write what they were not able to do during COVID-19 but they do not write what activities they did instead. Additionally, you can also talk about your reflections about healthcare current issues you noticed throughout the COVID pandemic.

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine secondary application also has a COVID-19 prompt. Read our tips on how to answer the school’s longer COVID-19 essay here: University of Missouri UMKC Secondary Application Essay Prompts

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Tip #4: Have questions about how you can stand out? Contact us below. Need editing help on your secondary? We can help you through our secondary essay packages

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    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2020 - 2021

    1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. (1,200 characters max)
    2. Please let us know information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography ect.) that led you to apply. (1,200 characters max)
    3. Please discuss the following: (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) (2,000 characters max)
      • How you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND
      • How you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine.
    4. Has COVID-19 significantly impacted your 2021 medical school application? (This question is optional, and if your application wasn’t greatly impacted by the pandemic, then don’t feel like you have to answer.) (2,000 characters max)

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2019 – 2020

    1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. (1,200 characters max)
    2. Please let us know information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography ect.) that led you to apply. (1,200 characters max)
    3. Please discuss the following: (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) (2,000 characters max)
      • How you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND
      • How you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine.
    4. In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s).

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2018 – 2019

    1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2,000 characters max)
    2. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) (2,000 characters max)
      • How you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND
      • How you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine.
    3. If you have previously applied to University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine: please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s) (3,000 characters max)

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    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2017 – 2018

    1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2,000 characters max)
    2. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) (2,000 characters max)
      • How you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND
      • How you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine.
    3. Have you previously applied to the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine? (Yes or No?)
    4. If you have previously applied to University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine: Please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3,000 characters max)

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2016 – 2017

    1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2,000 characters max)
    2. Please outline how you might add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine. This could reference specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc. (2,000 characters max)
    3. For Reapplicants: In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3,000 characters max)

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2015 – 2016

    1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2,000 characters max)
    2. Please outline how you might add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine. This could reference specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc. (2,000 characters max)
    3. For Reapplicants: In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3,000 characters max)

    University of Missouri Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2014 – 2015

    1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2,000 characters max)
    2. Please outline how you might add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine. This could reference specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc. (2,000 characters max)
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