University of Connecticut

Address

Medical Student Affairs / School of Medicine / 263 Farmington Avenue, Rm. AG-062 / Farmington, CT USA 06030

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
54
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
1968
US News Rank - Research
53
US News Rank - Primary Care
38
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.82
Median MCAT
513
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
Yes
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)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$85
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. Highlight your experiences in the healthcare field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? (1800 characters)

2. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist? (1800 characters)

3. Please take a moment to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic directly and personally affected you as it pertains to preparing for medical school. (e.g. MCAT test date delay, financial impact, research/clinical experiences, self-quarantine, etc.). (1800 characters)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Highlight your experiences in the healthcare field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? (1800 characters including spaces)

2. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician-scientist? (1800 characters including spaces)

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

1. Highlight your experiences in the health care field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? (1800 characters)

2. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist? (1800 characters)

3. Please take a moment to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic directly and personally affected you as it pertains to preparing for medical school. (e.g. MCAT test date delay, financial impact, research/clinical experiences, self-quarantine, etc.). (1800 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Highlight your experiences in the healthcare field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

2. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Highlight your experiences in the healthcare field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

2. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. If you are interested in pursuing an MD/Masters Combined Degree Program, check your preferred areas of concentration: Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

2. If you are applying for the MD/PhD Combined Degree Program, check your preferred areas of concentration: Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

3. Highlight your experiences in the health care field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

4. By typing my name and the date in the text box below, I acknowledge that I have read the Technical Standards document and attest that I can meet all of the standards with or without reasonable accommodations.

5. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. If you are interested in pursuing an MD/Masters Combined Degree Program, check your preferred areas of concentration: Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

2. If you are applying for the MD/PhD Combined Degree Program, check your preferred areas of concentration: Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

3. Highlight your experiences in the health care field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

4. By typing my name and the date in the text box below, I acknowledge that I have read the Technical Standards document and attest that I can meet all of the standards with or without reasonable accommodations.

5. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist? Please limit your responses to 1800 characters, including spaces.

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Highlight your experiences in the health care field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician? (1800 chars)

2. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist? (1800 chars)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Highlight your experiences in the health care field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician?

2. Describe the activity(curricular or extracurricular) from which you gained the greatest personal benefit and insight.

3. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist?

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Highlight your experiences in the health care field. What insights have you gained about potential problems you will face as a physician?

2. Describe the activity(curricular or extracurricular) from which you gained the greatest personal benefit and insight.

3. How will the University of Connecticut School of Medicine best serve your needs of becoming a physician or physician scientist?

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