University of Missouri - Columbia

Address

Alison Martin, M.Ed., Director of Admissions / University of Missouri School of Medicine / MA 215 Medical Sciences Building / Columbia, MO USA 65212

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
92
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
1841
US News Rank - Research
79
US News Rank - Primary Care
73
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.81
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 ()

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)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$110
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. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. (1200 characters)

2. Please let us know information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography ect.) that led you to apply. (1200 characters)

3. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.)

1) how you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND

2) how you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine. (2000 characters)

4. Has COVID-19 significantly impacted your medical school application?

(This question is optional, and if your application wasn't greatly impacted by the pandemic, then don't feel like you have to answer.) [check yes/no]

If yes:

Please think about how the following were impacted, but do not limit your response to these considerations:

a. Volunteering experiences

b. Health care experiences (shadowing and direct patient care experiences)

c. Academics and MCAT (pass fail courses, online courses, etc.)

(2000 characters)

5. Have you previously applied to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine? (check yes/no)

[If yes] In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3000 characters)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Please let us know information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (1200 characters)

2. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.): How will you add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND How will you contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine. (2000 characters)

3. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS
application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include
information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs,
people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2000 characters)

REAPPLICANT ESSAY:

1. In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief
application history (including when you first applied and the number of application
attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your
previous application(s).

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Has COVID-19 significantly impacted your medical school application? (Optional, 2000 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Additional Information Essay: Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. (1,200 max characters)

2. MIZZOU Med Essay: Please let us know information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (1,200 max characters)

3. Diversity Essay: Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) how you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND how you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine. (2,000 max characters)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Has COVID-19 significantly impacted your 2021 medical school application? (This question is optional, and if your application wasn't greatly impacted by the pandemic, then don't feel like you have to answer.) (2,000 max characters)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2000 characters)

2. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) how you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND how you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine. (2000 characters)

3. Re-applicant Essay: In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s).

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2000 characters including spaces)

2. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) how you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND how you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine. (2000 characters including spaces)

3. If you have previously applied to University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine: please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s) (3000 characters including spaces)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2000 char)

2. Please discuss (e.g. using specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc.) how you will add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine AND how you will contribute to an inclusive learning environment at the medical school and the practice of medicine. (2000 char)

3. Have you previously applied to the University of Missouri “ Columbia School of Medicine? (Yes/No) In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3000 characters)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Additional Information Essay: Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors (programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2000 characters max)

2. Diversity Essay: Please outline how you might add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine. This could reference specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc. (2000 characters max)

3. Re-applicant Essay: In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3000 characters max)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2000 characters)

2. Please outline how you might add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine. This could reference specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc. (2000 characters)

3. For Re-applicants: In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3000 characters)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (2000 characters)

2. Please outline how you might add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine. This could reference specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc. (2000 characters)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Please describe any element within your candidacy not fully addressed on the AMCAS application that you want the Admissions Committee to consider. Please include information regarding how you heard about our school, and any factors(programs, people, mission, geography etc.) that led you to apply. (Max 2000 Characters)

2. Please outline how you might add to the overall diversity of the medical school and the practice of medicine. This could reference specific personal traits, education, life experiences, etc. (Max 2000 Characters)

3. For re-applicants: In the space provided below, please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief application history (including when you first applied and the number of application attempts). Please describe in detail the ways in which this application is superior to your previous application(s). (3000 character limit)

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