University of Texas Houston McGovern Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts

These are the secondary application essay prompts for University of Texas Houston McGovern Medical School. To put your best foot forward and maximize your chance of an interview invitation, visit our secondary application editing page.

About University of Texas Houston McGovern Medical School

Secondary Deadline: October 1, 2019
Secondary Fee: $50
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates:

Mission 

To educate a diverse body of future physicians and biomedical scientists for a career dedicated to the highest ideals of their profession; to provide outstanding patient-centered care; and to conduct innovative research that benefits the health and well-being of the population of Texas and beyond.

Values 

  • Deliver compassionate patient care focusing on effectiveness, quality, safety, and service
  • Provide a competency-based curriculum emphasizing integrity and professionalism
  • Embrace a culture of lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, open inquiry, and scholarship
  • Cultivate professional and respectful communication
  • Foster a diverse and inclusive learning community
  • Support the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff
  • Promote interprofessional collaboration
  • Support leadership and innovation in teaching, research, and service
  • Advocate for excellent care for the underserved and for the reduction of health care disparities

2020-2021

All prompts have a 2,500 character limit. 

1. Please discuss one of the following

  • a challenging situation or obstacle you have faced in the past
  • any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, failing courses, dropping/retaking of courses)

Why was it challenging? How did you handle it? Knowing what you know now, would you do anything differently? What did you learn?

2. Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed.
What did you learn from this experience and how have you applied this learning to your work and/or life?

3. What would you like to contribute and be remembered for in medicine?

2019-2020

All prompts have a 2,500 character limit. 

1. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician?

2. Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. What did you learn from this experience and how have you applied this learning to your work and/or life?

3. What would you like to contribute and be remembered for in medicine?

2017-2018

There were no secondary application essay prompts for this medical school application cycle.

2016-2017

There were no secondary application essay prompts for this medical school application cycle.

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