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The University of Iowa College of Medicine Secondary Questions

Here are The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine’s secondary questions.

Secondary Essay Editing2021-2022 

(1500 characters each)

  • We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.
  • Describe any unique personal characteristics or obstacles you may have overcome that will influence your contribution to a diverse healthcare system.
  • Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.
  • If you are a re-applicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?
  • If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

2020-2021

  • We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (1500 characters)
  • Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (1500 characters)
  • Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS. (1500 characters)
  • If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application? (1500 characters)
  • If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school. (1500 characters)

2019-2020

  • We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (1500 characters)
  • Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (1500 characters)
  • Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS. (1500 characters)
  • If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application? (1500 characters)
  • If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school. (1500 characters)

2018-2019 

1-3 are required, 4-5 are “optional, but should be completed if the situations apply to you”

1500 characters for 1, 2, 4, and 5. 3 has max of 15 entries and 175 characters per entry

  • Question 1: We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.
  • Question 2: Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.
  • Question 3: Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.
  • Question 4: If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?
  • Question 5: If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

2017-2018

  • Question 1: We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.
  • Question 2: Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.
  • Question 3: Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.
  • Question 4: If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?
  • Question 5: If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.
  • ALL 1500 Character limit

Good luck to everyone applying!

2016-2017

Do not exceed the maximum character limit of 1500 (including spaces) for questions 1, 2, 4 and 5. Question 3 has a limit of 3000 characters.

  • Question 1: We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.
  • Question 2: Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.
  • Question 3: Provide a numbered list and very brief description of medically related experiences (paid or volunteer), including total hours, in which you have participated over the past 5 years.
  • Question 4: If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?
  • Question 5: If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

2014-2015

  • We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (1500 characters)
  • Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (1500 characters)
  • Please LIST and provide a BRIEF description of medically related experiences (paid or volunteer) in which you have participated over the past 5 years. (3000 characters)
  • Optional- Please answer the following if applicable to you: If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application? (1500 characters)
  • If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school. (1500 characters)

 

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