University of California - Irvine (UC Irvine)

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University of California, Irvine / Office of Admissions and Outreach / 836 Medical Sciences Court / Irvine, California USA 92697

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
43
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
1965
US News Rank - Research
44
US News Rank - Primary Care
81
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
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Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
9M+

Getting In

Median GPA
3.83
Median MCAT
517
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 ()
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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)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$105
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?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 characters)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge or disappointment you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1500 characters)

3. This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities. If you have just received or will receive your undergraduate degree this year, please discuss your plans for the current year. (1500 characters)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Do you identify as being part of a marginalized group socioeconomically or in terms of access to quality education or healthcare? If so, please describe how this inequity has impacted you and your community. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 char)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1500 char)

3. Do you have a baccalaureate degree? (Y/N) This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities. (1500 char)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 char)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1500 char)

3. Do you have a baccalaureate degree? (Y/N) This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities. (1500 char)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 char)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1500 char)

3. Do you have a baccalaureate degree? (Y/N) This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities. (1500 char)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. Do you wish to be considered for the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community? (Y/N)

2. Please describe how you have served your community (school, neighborhood, city, etc.) and how these experiences have prepared you for PRIME-LC. (1500 char)

3. Please describe the reason for your interest to be trained as a physician leader for the Latino community. In addition, explain how you intend to utilize the PRIME-LC specialized training to impact community health and health services for the Latino community. (1500 char)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 characters)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1500 characters)

3. This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 characters)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1500 characters)

3. This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work, and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities.

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. Please describe how you have served your community (school, neighborhood, city, etc.) and how these experiences have prepared you for PRIME-LC.(1500 char with spaces)

2. Please describe the reason for your interest to be trained as a physician leader for the Latino community. In addition, explain how you intend to utilize the PRIME-LC specialized training to impact community health and health services for the Latino community.

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1500 char with spaces)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1,800 characters, with spaces). (1500 char with spaces)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1,500 characters with spaces)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1,500 characters with spaces).

3. This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities. (1,500 characters with spaces).

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (1,500 characters with spaces)

2. Please describe to the Admissions Committee a challenge you have overcome and what you learned about yourself from that experience. (1,500 characters with spaces).

3. This essay is only for applicants that have already received their baccalaureate degree. Please clarify for the Admissions Committee your activities (school, work and/or volunteer, travel, etc.) since receiving your undergraduate degree. You may list them in chronological order or you may incorporate them into an essay, stating why you chose particular activities. (1,500 characters with spaces).

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