University of Nebraska

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Office of Admissions and Student Affairs / College of Medicine / 985527 Nebraska Medical Center / Omaha, NE USA 68198

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
60
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
1880
US News Rank - Research
62
US News Rank - Primary Care
12
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
City Size
< 1M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.82
Median MCAT
510
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 ()
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
$70
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. Are you the first person in your immediate family to pursue a career in healthcare? If not, what medical professions are your immediate family members a part of? (N/A if not applicable) (100 characters)

2. If you have been away from full-time academics for more than two years, please explain. (N/A if not applicable) (750 characters)

3. If you are a re-applicant to the UNMC College of Medicine, how is your application different this year? (N/A if not applicable) (750 characters)

4. If this is your first application to UNMC, but not your first application to medical school, what is your rationale for applying to UNMC this cycle? (N/A if not applicable) (750 characters)

5. What is your personal rationale for applying to the UNMC College of Medicine, especially if you are not from Nebraska? (1,000 characters)

6. What are you most proud of in your life? (1,500 characters)

7. Tell us about a time when you have had to overcome adversity. (1,500 characters)

8. What have been the positive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on your personal and professional life? (1,000 characters)

9. Given the potential impact on shadowing opportunities since 2020, how do you know that you want to be a physician and what the career entails? (1,500 characters)

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. If you have been away from full-time academics for more than two years, please explain. (N/A if not applicable) (750 characters)

2. What is your personal rationale for applying to the UNMC College of Medicine? (1,000 characters)

3. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you professionally and personally? (1,000 characters)

4. What are you most proud of in your life? (1,500 characters)

5. Tell us about a time when you had to overcome adversity. (1,500 characters)

6. Given the lack of shadowing opportunities over the last 18 months, how do you know that you want to be a physician and what the career entails? (1,500 characters)

OPTIONAL ESSAY(S)

1. If you are a re-applicant to the UNMC College of Medicine, how is your application different this year? (N/A if not applicable) (750 characters)

2. If this is your first application to UNMC, but not your first application to medical school, what is your rationale for applying to UNMC this cycle? (N/A if not applicable) (750 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

What is your personal rationale for applying to the UNMC College of Medicine? (1000 Characters)

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you professionally and personally? (1000 Characters)

Essay Topics ('19 - '20)

Why do you want to attend the University of Nebraska College of Medicine? (1000 character limit)


Essay Topics ('18 - '19)

Why do you want to attend the University of Nebraska College of Medicine? (1000 character limit)


Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

Why do you want to attend the University of Nebraska College of Medicine? (1000 character limit)


Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

No Essays


Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

No Essays


Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

No Essays


Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

No Essays

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