University of Louisville

Address

Office of Admissions, School of Medicine / 323 East Chestnut / University of Louisville / Louisville, KY USA 40202-3866

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
127
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
1846
US News Rank - Research
78
US News Rank - Primary Care
94-122
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
3.76
Median MCAT
509
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 ()

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 ()
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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)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$75
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 ('22 - '23)

1. Why are you choosing to apply to the University of Louisville School of Medicine?

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college?

3. What determined your choice of college(s)?

4. How do you assess your college record?

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance while in college.

6. Describe your most significant personal accomplishments and/or experiences and how these may relate to your potential to contribute to the medical community.

7. What has been your most significant contribution to your community, through service or volunteerism? What was its impact on the community and on you?

8. How have your cultural experiences shaped the way you see yourself contributing to the medical field and strengthened your ability to provide equitable care for a diverse patient population?

9. List and describe any additional experiences, interests, hobbies, or skills not included in other areas of your application or that you have completed since submitting your AMCAS application.

10. How has the pandemic affected the way you view the healthcare system and/or see yourself contributing to the medical field?

11. Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue medicine and how your personal characteristics align with those you believe are most needed by physicians.

12. Practice after residency: How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location).

13. (Optional) If you are a reapplicant, what has changed from your previous application or your approach to this year's admissions cycle?

14. If you are not a Kentucky resident, please explain any personal or familial ties to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If you are a Kentucky resident type "Not Applicable" in the text box below.

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. Why are you choosing to apply to the University of Louisville School of Medicine? (500 characters)

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college? (500 characters)

3. What determined your choice of college(s)? (500 characters)

4. How do you assess your college record? (500 characters)

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance while in college. (500 characters)

6. Describe your most significant personal accomplishments and/or experiences and how these may relate to your potential to contribute to the medical community. (1000 characters)

7. What has been your most significant contribution to your community, through service or volunteerism? What was its impact on the community and on you? (1000 characters)

8. How have your cultural experiences shaped the way you see yourself contributing to the medical field and strengthened your ability to provide equitable care for a diverse patient population? (1000 characters)

9. How has the pandemic affected the way you view the healthcare system and/or see yourself contributing to the medical field? (1000 characters)

10. Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue medicine and how your personal characteristics align with those you believe are most needed by physicians. (500 characters)

11. Practice after residency: How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location). (500 characters)

OPTIONAL ESSAY(S):

1. List and describe any additional experiences, interests, hobbies, or skills not included in other areas of your application or that you have completed since submitting your AMCAS application. (500 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Why are you choosing to apply to the University of Louisville School of Medicine? (500)

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college? (500)

3. What determined your choice of college(s)? (500)

4. How do you assess your college record? (500)

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance while in college. (500)

6. Describe your most significant personal accomplishments and/or experiences and how these may relate to your potential to contribute to the medical community. (1000)

7. What has been your most significant contribution to your community, through service or volunteerism? What was its impact on the community and on you? (1000)

8. How have your cultural experiences shaped the way you see yourself contributing to the medical field and strengthened your ability to provide equitable care for a diverse patient population? (1000)

9. List and describe any additional experiences, interests, hobbies, or skills not included in other areas of your application or that you have completed since submitting your AMCAS application. (500) (Optional)

10. How has the pandemic affected the way you view the healthcare system and/or see yourself contributing to the medical field? (1000)

11. Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue medicine and how your personal characteristics align with those you believe are most needed by physicians. (500)

12. Practice after residency: How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location). (500)

13. What career(s) would you consider if you could not be a physician and why? (500)

Essay Topics ('19 - '20)

1. If you are an out of state student, please explain your interest in attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine: (Maximum of 500 characters)

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college? (Maximum of 500 characters)

3. What determined your choice of college(s)? (Maximum of 500 characters)

4. How do you assess your college record? (Maximum of 500 characters)

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance. (Maximum of 500 characters)

6. Please discuss your research experience, including any publications and/or curriculum vitae. (Maximum of 500 characters)

7. Foreign Travel (Maximum of 500 characters)

8. Interests Hobbies (Maximum of 500 characters)

9. Describe any other areas in which you possess interest, expertise or skill. E.g., musicianship of a professional caliber, published writing, language spoken fluently, union level in trades, certification in other professional areas, scouting, etc. (Maximum of 500 characters)

10. What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician? (Maximum of 500 characters)

11. How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location) (Maximum of 500 characters)

12. Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue a M.D. degree program (Maximum of 500 characters)



Essay Topics ('18 - '19)

1. If you are an out of state student, please explain your interest in attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine: (Maximum of 500 characters)

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college? (Maximum of 500 characters)

3. What determined your choice of college(s)? (Maximum of 500 characters)

4. How do you assess your college record? (Maximum of 500 characters)

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance. (Maximum of 500 characters)

6. Please discuss your research experience, including any publications and/or curriculum vitae. (Maximum of 500 characters)

7. Foreign Travel (Maximum of 500 characters)

8. Interests Hobbies (Maximum of 500 characters)

9. Describe any other areas in which you possess interest, expertise or skill. E.g., musicianship of a professional caliber, published writing, language spoken fluently, union level in trades, certification in other professional areas, scouting, etc. (Maximum of 500 characters)

10. What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician? (Maximum of 500 characters)

11. How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location) (Maximum of 500 characters)

12. Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue a M.D. degree program (Maximum of 500 characters)



Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

1. If you are an out of state student, please explain your interest in attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine: (Maximum of 500 characters)

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college? (Maximum of 500 characters)

3. What determined your choice of college(s)? (Maximum of 500 characters)

4. How do you assess your college record? (Maximum of 500 characters)

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance. (Maximum of 500 characters)

6. Please discuss your research experience, including any publications and/or curriculum vitae. (Maximum of 500 characters)

7. Foreign Travel (Maximum of 500 characters)

8. Interests Hobbies (Maximum of 500 characters)

9. Describe any other areas in which you possess interest, expertise or skill. E.g., musicianship of a professional caliber, published writing, language spoken fluently, union level in trades, certification in other professional areas, scouting, etc. (Maximum of 500 characters)

10. What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician? (Maximum of 500 characters)

11. How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location) (Maximum of 500 characters)

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

1. How well did your high school prepare you for college? (500 characters)

2. What determined your choice of college(s)? (500 characters)

3. How do you assess your college record? (500 characters)

4. Circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance? (500 characters)

5. Research Experience (including any publications and/or curriculum vitae): (500 characters)

6. Foreign Travel: (500 characters)

7. Interests and Hobbies: (500 characters)

8. Describe any other areas in which you possess interest, expertise or skill. E.g., musicianship of a professional caliber, published writing, language spoken fluently, union level in trades, certification in other professional areas, scouting, etc.: (500 characters)

9. What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician? (500 characters)

10. How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location) (500 characters)

11. Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue a M.D. degree program: (500 characters)

Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. If you are an out of state student, please explain your interest in attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine. (500 characters)

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college? (500 characters)

3. What determined your choice of college(s)? (500 characters)

4. How do you assess your college record? (500 characters)

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance. (500 characters)

6. Please discuss your research experience, including any publications and/or curriculum vitae. (500 characters)

7. Foreign Travel (500 characters)

8. Interests and Hobbies (500 characters)

9. Other Interests (500 characters)

10. What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician (500 characters)

11. How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training - Please include choice of medical practice and location (500 characters)

12. Why are you pursuing an M.D. (500 characters)

Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. If you are an out of state student, please explain your interest in attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine:

2. How well did your high school prepare you for college?

3. What determined your choice of college(s)?

4. How do you assess your college record?

5. Please describe any circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance.

6. Please discuss your research experience, including any publications and/or curriculum vitae.

7. What determined your choice of college(s)? (Maximum of 500 characters)

Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

1. Out of State Interest: If you are an out of state student, please explain your interest in attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine:How well did your high school prepare you for college?

2. What determined your choice of college(s)?

3. How do you assess your college record?

4. Circumstances adversely affecting your academic performance?

5. Research Experience (including any publications and/or curriculum vitae)

6. Foreign Travel:

7. Interests and Hobbies:

8. Describe any other areas in which you possess interest, expertise or skill. E.g., musicianship of a professional caliber, published writing, language spoken fluently, union level in trades, certification in other professional areas, scouting, etc.:

9. What career(s) would you probably consider if you could not be a physician?

10. How do you see yourself practicing medicine after residency training? (Please include choice of medical practice and location)

11. Discuss briefly why you have decided to pursue a M.D. degree program:

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