University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC)

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School of Medicine / M1-103 / 2411 Holmes / Kansas City, MO USA 64108

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
145
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
1971
US News Rank - Research
88
US News Rank - Primary Care
75
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
3.85
Median MCAT
508
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?
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
$50
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics (’22 – ’23)

1. Please describe how COVID-19 has impacted your pathway to becoming a Physician.

2. If you are interested in rural healthcare or in practicing a specialty that meets the needs of underserved rural communities, please describe your interest in this aspect of healthcare.

3. "How will your diversity/diverse experiences (e.g., gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, veteran status, from rural or underserved community, first generation student status) add to your career in medicine?"

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

Please describe how COVID-19 has impacted your pathway to becoming a Physician. (250 words)

Essay Topics (2019-2020)

No secondary essays!

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

There is no secondary essay or prompt to be submitted

Essay Topics ('17-'18)

Please describe why you are interested in studying in this degree program in the box below. Your statement is limited to 1000 characters (approximately 150 words or two short paragraphs) or less.

Essay Topics ('16-'17)

Please describe why you are interested in studying in this degree program in the box below. Your statement is limited to 1000 characters (approximately 150 words or two short paragraphs) or less.

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