California University of Science and Medicine (CalMed CUSM)

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California University of Science and Medicine / 217 E Club Center Dr., Suite A / San Berardino, CA 92408

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
110
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2018
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
9M+

Getting In

Median GPA
3.65
Median MCAT
512
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()

Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
No

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

1. Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses that tested your coping skills. What did you do? (1500 char)

2. Provide us with a specific example of something you did which helped build enthusiasm in others. (1500 char)

3. How would you describe yourself in terms of your ability to work as a member of a team? (1500 char)

4. Describe the last time you were criticized by a peer or supervisor. How did you handle it? (1500 char)

5. What does it mean to be emotionally intelligent? How have you effectively used your skills in emotional intelligence in the past? (1500 char)

6. Give an example of when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. Why was this person difficult? How did you handle that person? (1500 char)

7. What would be the best example that shows you are a person of integrity? (1500 char)

8. If given the opportunity to attend medical school, where would you see yourself in ten years? (1500 char)

9. Diversity comes in many forms. How do you think you might contribute to the diversity of the class? (1500 char)

10. If you were enrolled in fewer than 12 units/credits for more than 1 semester/2 quarters during your undergraduate education, please provide a brief explanation below. (500 char).

Essay Topics ('21-'22)

1. Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses that tested your coping skills. What did you do? (1500 characters)

2. Provide us with a specific example of something you did which helped build enthusiasm in others. (1500 characters)

3. How would you describe yourself in terms of your ability to work as a member of a team? (1500 characters)

4. Describe the last time you were criticized by a peer or supervisor. How did you handle it? (1500 characters)

5. What does it mean to be emotionally intelligent? How have you effectively used your skills in emotional intelligence in the past? (1500 characters)

6. Give an example of when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. Why was this person difficult? How did you handle that person? (1500 characters)

7. What would be the best example that shows you are a person of integrity? (1500 characters)

8. If given the opportunity to attend medical school, where would you see yourself in ten years? (1500 characters)

9. Diversity comes in many forms. How do you think you might contribute to the diversity of the class? (1500 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. If you were enrolled in fewer than 12 units/credits for more than 1 semester/2 quarters during your undergraduate education, please provide a brief explanation below. (3000 characters)

2. Have you ever been exposed to long periods of significant stress in your life (months at a time)? Even if you haven’t if you were to encounter such a challenge, how would, or did you, cope with it.(3000 characters)

3. Sometimes it is necessary to work in unsettled or rapidly changing circumstances. When have you found yourself in this position? Tell us exactly what you did. (3000 characters)

4. If you were working on a small group project and you thought that another student wasn’t meeting his/her responsibility, how would you feel about this situation and how would you handle it? (3000 characters)

5. If given the opportunity to attend medical school where would you see yourself in ten years? (3000 characters)

6. Diversity comes in many forms. How do you think you might contribute to the diversity of the class? (3000 characters)

Essay Topics ('19-'20)

1. If you were enrolled in fewer than 12 units/credits for more than 1 semester/2 quarters during your undergraduate education, please provide a brief explanation below. (3000 characters)

2. Sometimes it is necessary to work in unsettled or rapidly changing circumstances. When have you found yourself in this position? Tell us exactly what you did. (3000 characters)

3. If you were working on a small group project and you thought that another student wasnt meeting his/her responsibility, how would you feel about this situation and how would you handle it? (3000 characters)

4. If given the opportunity to attend medical school where would you see yourself in ten years? (3000 characters)

5. Diversity comes in many forms. How do you think you might contribute to the diversity of the class? (3000 characters)

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