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University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine Secondary Questions

Here are University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine’s secondary questions.

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2022-2023 UTMB Secondary Essay Prompts (***substantially changed from last year’s questions)
Choose 3 of the 7 prompts to respond to (300 word maximum for each)

1. Describe a situation where you have sought to enrich and/or improve the life of another individual.

2. Describe a time you navigated a challenging circumstance. How will this experience help you succeed in medical school or as a physician?

3. John Sealy School of Medicine values inclusion and advocacy. Describe a time when you advocated for someone whose social identity (e.g., race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, ability status, etc.) differed from yours. Explain the situation and why advocacy was necessary.

4. Describe a time you were wrong. Why were you wrong? How did you respond?

5. How do you define curiosity? Provide an example in which curiosity helped solve or expand your knowledge and experience outside of the academic environment.

6. What attributes do you look for in your physician(s)? Which of these attributes do you need to develop? How will you develop them?

7. John Sealy School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch serves patients throughout Texas, focusing on Galveston County and the Gulf Coast Region. Are there particular characteristics of our school and/or the Galveston area in terms of location, history, or other attributes which make you especially interested in matriculating here?

2021-2022 

  • Describe, as best you can, your vision for your future in terms of where you want to live and how you want to practice medicine. Is there any particular area or specialty that appeals to you? (300 words)
  • Describe, if relevant, circumstances in your life that represent a hardship (e.g. financial difficulties, illness, educational disadvantage). How have these circumstances impacted you, and how do you believe they will impact your practice of medicine? (300 words)
  • What does health equity mean to you? How will you as a physician promote health equity and foster diversity and inclusion? (300 words)

2020-2021

  • Describe, as best you can, your vision for your future in terms of where you want to live and how you want to practice medicine. Is there any particular area or specialty that appeals to you? (300 word limit)
  • Describe, if relevant, circumstances in your life that represent a hardship (e.g. financial difficulties, illness, educational disadvantage). How have these circumstances impacted you, and how do you believe they will impact your practice of medicine? (300 word limit)
  • Describe your experience(s) working in teams and articulate the impact of this experience on you. In particular, how did you manage any disagreements or conflicts that arose in the process? (300 word limit)

2018-2019 

There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2018-2019 cycle.

2017-2018

No secondary essays are required at UTMB.

Good luck to everyone applying!

2016-2017

There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2016-2017 cycle.

2015-2016

There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2015-2016 cycle.

2014-2015

There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2014-2015 cycle.

 

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