Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Hebert)

Address

Admissions Office, Room A-1041 / F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine / 4301 Jones Bridge Road / Bethesda, MD US 20814-4799

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
139
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
Public
Year Founded
1972
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 ()

City Size
< 9M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.75
Median MCAT
510
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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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?
No
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
$0
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?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics (’22 – ’23)

1. Medicine and Officership are time-honored professions that unite at “America’s Medical School” in rewarding and challenging ways. What are your thoughts and impressions about serving as a uniformed medical corps officer, and why do you want to pursue this career path? (1500 Character Limit)

2. The Uniformed Services University features a unique curriculum that prepares students to care for those in harm’s way. Please describe what in your research about our school and its values attracts you to our institution’s mission and approach. (1500 Character Limit)

3. Our Admissions Committee assembles classes of students with a wide range of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and talents. Please describe how a special quality or experience of yours has informed your ability to participate well in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.  (1500 Character Limit)

4. Were there any significant disruptions in your academic/volunteer/work/personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider in reviewing your application?

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Medicine and Officership are time-honored professions that unite at “America’s Medical School” in rewarding and challenging ways. What are your thoughts and impressions about serving as a uniformed medical corps officer, and why do you want to pursue this career path? (1500 Character Limit)

2. The Uniformed Services University features a unique curriculum that prepares students to care for those in harm’s way. Please describe what in your research about our school and its values attracts you to our institution’s mission and approach. (1500 Character Limit)

3. USU strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Our Admissions Committee assembles classes of students with a wide range of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and talents. Please describe how a special quality or experience of yours will help you participate effectively in this environment. (1500 Character Limit)

Were there any significant disruptions in your academic/volunteer/work/personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider in reviewing your application?

Essay Topics (2019-2020)

Military and Public Health Medicine is a calling that is both rewarding and challenging. Americas Medical School is looking for the absolute best to serve all military and Public Health Service beneficiaries”service members, retirees, and family members. Please describe your motivation to learn and practice medicine with the U.S. military medical corps and/or the U.S. Public Health Service. (1500 Character Limit)

The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine features a distinctive curriculum that meets all of the requirements for a high quality medical degree AND prepares students to be high-performing officers in the medical corps of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service. Please describe what in your research about our school and/or in your personal or family background attracts you to our institutions unique mission and approach. (1500 Character Limit)

The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine receives far more outstanding applications from potential students than we are able to admit in any given year. Our Admissions Committee likes to assemble classes of students with a diversity of backgrounds, skills, experiences and talents to care for our patients”many of whom have overcome impressive challenges while serving our country. Please describe a special quality or experience that will help you relate to our unique population and that will strengthen your class if admitted to Americas Medical School. (1500 Character Limit)

Essay Topics (2018-2019)

1. Military and Public Health Medicine is a calling that is both rewarding and challenging. Americas Medical School is looking for the absolute best to serve all military and Public Health Service beneficiaries”service members, retirees, and family members. Please describe your motivation to learn and practice medicine with the U.S. military medical corps and/or the U.S. Public Health Service. (1500 characters)

2. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine features a distinctive curriculum that meets all of the requirements for a high quality medical degree AND prepares students to be high-performing officers in the medical corps of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service. Please describe what in your research about our school and/or in your personal or family background attracts you to our institutions unique mission and approach. (1500 characters)

3. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine receives far more outstanding applications from potential students than we are able to admit in any given year. Our Admissions Committee likes to assemble classes of students with a diversity of backgrounds, skills, experiences and talents to care for our patients”many of whom have overcome impressive challenges while serving our country. Please describe a special quality or experience that will help you relate to our unique population and that will strengthen your class if admitted to Americas Medical School. (1500 characters)

21 days to return secondary.

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

1. Military and Public Health Medicine is a calling that is both rewarding and challenging. Americas Medical School is looking for the absolute best to serve all military and Public Health Service beneficiaries”service members, retirees, and family members. Please describe your motivation to learn and practice medicine with the U.S. military medical corps and/or the U.S. Public Health Service. (200 words maximuM

2. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine features a distinctive curriculum that meets all of the requirements for a high quality medical degree AND prepares students to be highperforming officers in the medical corps of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service. Please describe what in your research about our school and/or in your personal or family background attracts you to our institutions unique mission and approach. (200 words maximuM

3. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine receives far more outstanding applications from potential students than we are able to admit in any given year. Our Admissions Committee likes to assemble classes of students with a diversity of backgrounds, skills, experiences and talents to care for our patients”many of whom have overcome impressive challenges while serving our country. Please describe a special quality or experience that will help you relate to our unique population and that will strengthen your class if admitted to Americas Medical School. (200 words maximuM

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

DIRECTIONS: The following questions are your opportunity to communicate why you are interested in attending the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine”Americas Medical School. Our Admissions Committee will carefully consider your answers when making acceptance decisions. To be fair to all applicants, we ask that you adhere to the 200 word limit. Do NOT repeat your AMCAS; if you are reapplying, please do NOT copy a previous essay.

1. Military and Public Health Medicine is a calling that is both rewarding and challenging. Americas Medical School is looking for the absolute best to serve all military and Public Health Service beneficiaries”service members, retirees, and family members. Please describe your motivation to learn and practice medicine with the U.S. military medical corps and/or the U.S. Public Health Service. (200 words maximuM

2. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine features a distinctive curriculum that meets all of the requirements for a high quality medical degree AND prepares students to be highperforming officers in the medical corps of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service. Please describe what in your research about our school and/or in your personal or family background attracts you to our institutions unique mission and approach. (200 words maximuM

3. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine receives far more outstanding applications from potential students than we are able to admit in any given year. Our Admissions Committee likes to assemble classes of students with a diversity of backgrounds, skills, experiences and talents to care for our patients”many of whom have overcome impressive challenges while serving our country. Please describe a special quality or experience that will help you relate to our unique population and that will strengthen your class if admitted to Americas Medical School. (200 words maximuM

Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. Military and Public Health Medicine is a calling that is both rewarding and challenging. Americas Medical School is looking for the absolute best to serve all military and Public Health Service beneficiaries”service members, retirees, and family members. Please describe your motivation to learn and practice medicine with the U.S. military medical corps and/or the U.S. Public Health Service. (200 words maximuM

2. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine features a distinctive curriculum that meets all of the requirements for a high quality medical degree AND prepares students to be highperforming officers in the medical corps of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service. Please describe what in your research about our school and/or in your personal or family background attracts you to our institutions unique mission and approach. (200 words maximuM

3. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine receives far more outstanding applications from potential students than we are able to admit in any given year. Our Admissions Committee likes to assemble classes of students with a diversity of backgrounds, skills, experiences and talents to care for our patients”many of whom have overcome impressive challenges while serving our country. Please describe a special quality or experience that will help you relate to our unique population and that will strengthen your class if admitted to Americas Medical School. (200 words maximuM

Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. Military and Public Health Medicine is a calling that is both rewarding and challenging.

Americas Medical School is looking for the absolute best to serve all military and Public

Health Service beneficiaries”service members, retirees, and family members. Please describe

your motivation to learn and practice medicine with the U.S. military medical corps and/or the

U.S. Public Health Service. (200 words maximuM

2. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine features a distinctive curriculum that meets all of

the requirements for a high quality medical degree AND prepares students to be high-performing

officers in the medical corps of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service.

Please describe what in your research about our school and/or in your personal or family

background attracts you to our institutions unique mission and approach. (200 words maximuM

3. The F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine receives far more outstanding applications from

potential students than we are able to admit in any given year. Our Admissions Committee likes

to assemble classes of students with a diversity of backgrounds, skills, experiences and talents to

care for our patients”many of whom have overcome impressive challenges while serving our

country. Please describe a special quality or experience that will help you relate to our unique

population and that will strengthen your class if admitted to Americas MedicalSchool. (200

words maximuM

Essay Topics ('13 - '14)



PERSONAL STATEMENT: Be thoughtful and thorough; the Admissions Committee takes great interest in your statement.FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS: This form is primarily intended as your instrument to tell the Committee in Admissions about your specific interest in USUHS for your medical education and to explain your interest in military medicine and something about your experience or familiarity with the military services. Be creative and concise in your comments. Do not exceed the space provided. Please do not repeat the essay from your AMCAS application in this space.





Essay Topics ('11-'12)

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Be thoughtful and thorough; the Admissions Committee takes great interest in your statement.

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS: This form is primarily intended as your instrument to tell the Committee in Admissions about your specific interest in USUHS for your medical education and to explain your motivation for military medicine and something about your experience or familiarity with the military services. Be creative and concise in your comments. Please type double-spaced and do not exceed the space provided. If you are unable to type directly on the form, feel free to print on a separate sheet and paste (physically) in the space provided. Please do not repeat the essay from your AMCAS application in this space.

Essay Topics ('10-11)

*PERSONAL STATEMENT:* Be thoughtful and thorough; the Admissions Committee takes great interest in your statement.



*FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:* This form is _primarily_ intended as your instrument to tell the Committee in Admissions about _your specific interest in USUHS for your medical education and to explain your motivation for military medicine_ and something about your experience or familiarity with the military services. In addition, you may expand your AMCAS statement and tell us whatever you would like the Committee to know about you. Be creative and concise in your comments. Please type *double-spaced* and do not exceed the space provided. If you are unable to type directly on the form, feel free to print on a separate sheet and paste (physically) in the space provided. (About 675 words)

Essay Topics ('09-10)



*PERSONAL STATEMENT:* Be thoughtful and thorough; the Admissions Committee takes great interest in your statement.*FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:* This form is _primarily_ intended as your instrument to tell the Committee in Admissions about _your specific interest in USUHS for your medical education and to explain your motivation for military medicine_ and something about your experience or familiarity with the military services. In addition, you may expand your AMCAS statement and tell us whatever you would like the Committee to know about you. Be creative and concise in your comments. Please type *double-spaced* and do not exceed the space provided. If you are unable to type directly on the form, feel free to print on a separate sheet and paste (physically) in the space provided.

Essay Topics ('08-'09)

*PERSONAL STATEMENT:* Be thoughtful and thorough; the Admissions Committee takes great interest in your statement.*FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:* This form is _primarily_ intended as your instrument to tell the Committee in Admissions about _your specific interest in USUHS for your medical education and to explain your motivation for military medicine_ and something about your experience or familiarity with the military services. In addition, you may expand your AMCAS statement and tell us whatever you would like the Committee to know about you. Be creative and concise in your comments. Please type *double-spaced* and do not exceed the space provided. If you are unable to type directly on the form, feel free to print on a separate sheet and paste (physically) in the space provided.

Admissions resources:

http://www.usuhs.mil/affiliations.htmlAffiliations

http://usuonline.usuhs.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_126_1Academic Listing

http://www.usuhs.mil/usuhs/usuhistory.htmlHistory

http://www.usuhs.mil/mem/operationinformation.htmlOperation Information

http://simcen.usuhs.edu/areas/areas.htmlMedical Simulation Center

http://cim.usuhs.mil/oea/ms2.htmlMS2 Schedule

http://cim.usuhs.mil/oea/ms1.htmlMS1 Schedule

http://www.health.mil/Research_Publications.aspxResearch Publications

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2849228-bethesda_things_to_do-i;_ylt=AlCYXShvaWaTbS1GvheggHIZRWoLThings To Do

http://www.discoverourtown.com/MD/Bethesda/Events-1672.htmlBethesda

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