Secondary Database

University of Nevada School of Medicine Secondary

Here are the secondary prompts for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

2019-2020

All 300 words

Describe your primary motivation for applying to UNR Med, your most important connection(s) to the state of Nevada and any plans for using your career in medicine to support our vision of a healthy Nevada.

Describe a time when you were faced with a significant life crisis, a personal struggle, or an academic or professional failure. How did you respond and how did your experience impact your future actions.

Nevada faces health care challenges that include racial and ethnic health disparities, a shortage of physicians in our rural communities, and inadequate medical services for our LGBTQ community and for non-English speakers. Describe how your prior experiences have prepared you to deliver care to underserved patients.

Describe and share what you learned from an experience providing direct patient care.

2018-2019 

Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine.

Provide a BRIEF chronological summary of your time since graduating from high school up to the point of applying to medical school.

If you have any other information you believe is important for the Admissions Committee to consider, please include it here. You are limited to 250 words. Do not restate information already in your primary AMCAS application.

2017 – 2018

What aspect of medical school do you foresee being of greatest challenge to you and why? How will you prepare for it? (250 words)

The state of Nevada faces a challenge in meeting the medical needs of some patients from diverse backgrounds, such as non-English speaking patients, patients from different races or ethnicities, or patients from the LGBTQ community. Please briefly describe the disparity being faced by one of these groups and respond to the following:

  1.  How would you personally contribute to meeting challenges in serving patients from diverse backgrounds?
  2. How could you contribute to institutional efforts to alleviate these health disparities? (350 words)

Indicate any paid or volunteer experience, activities, or duties and the amount of time spent which you feel to be relevant to the study of medicine. Please list only experiences not only included on your amcas application. (NOTE: include dates and hours.)

2016 – 2017

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine. (Answer limit: 250 words)

2. Describe the impact attending medical school tuition-free will have on your medical career. (Answer limit: 250 words)

2014-2015

Indicate any paid or volunteer work experience, activities, or duties and the amount of time spent which you feel to be relevant to the study of medicine (NOTE: Include dates and hours).

Have you had any practical experience in laboratory or medical research?

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

2013-2014 

Indicate any paid or volunteer work experience, activities, or duties and the amount of time spent which you feel to be relevant to the study of medicine (NOTE: Include dates and hours).

Have you had any practical experience in laboratory or medical research?

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

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