University of Puerto Rico


Central Admissions Office / University of Puerto Rico / P.O. Box 365067 / San Juan, PR USA 00936-5067


Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
Year Founded
US News Rank - Research
US News Rank - Primary Care
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
City Size
< 4M

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Median GPA
Median MCAT
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
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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?
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)?
Secondary Fee
Other Tests


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

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

No secondary questions for the 2021–2022 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

No secondary questions for the 2021–2022 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

No secondary questions for the 2020–2021 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. An autobiographical statement which should include (250 word limit): the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician, your prior experiences in health care, steps taken to explore a career in medicine, your eventual goals as a physician, personal attributes that would make you a good physician. Please do not repeat what you wrote in your AMCAS Personal Comments (this will already be on file with our office). If you have already covered all of the above topics in your AMCAS application, use this space to let the Admissions Committee know who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician.

2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 words)

3. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 words)

4. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 words)

5. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or patients you have worked with? (250 words)

6. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250 words)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2018-2019 cycle

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

No Essay Topics

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

No Essay Topics

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

No Essay Topics

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

No Essay Topics

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

No Essay Topics

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