University of South Alabama

Address

College of Medicine Office of Admissions / 5795 USA Drive N / CSAB 241 / Mobile, AL USA 36688

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
135
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
1967
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
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
3.85
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
$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?
-

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

1. Although interests may change, what areas of medicine are you primarily interested in at the current time? (200 characters)

Optional Essays:

2. Out-of-State Applicants: Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive applicants from neighboring states and applicants with strong ties to the State of Alabama. Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama. (2000 char)

3. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society. (3500 char)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Although interests may change, what areas of medicine are you primarily interested in at the current time? (200 characters, not including spaces)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

2. Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive, out-of-state applicants with strong ties to the State of Alabama. Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama. (2000 characters)

3. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society. (500 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Provide the name, location, and phone number of your current employer. (200 characters, not including spaces)

2. Although interests may change, what areas of medicine are you primarily interested in at the current time? (200 characters, not including spaces)

3. Have you previously applied?

4. Do you have undergraduate research experience? (Y/N)

5. OOS: Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive, out-of-state applicants with strong ties to the State of Alabama. Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama.

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society. (500 words)

2. Question regarding COVID.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Provide the name, location, and phone number of your current employer. (200 characters, not including spaces)

2. Although interests may change, what areas of medicine are you primarily interested in at the current time? (200 characters, not including spaces)

3. Have you previously applied?

4. Do you have undergraduate research experience? (Y/N)

5. OOS: Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive, out-of-state applicants with strong ties to the

6. State of Alabama. Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama.

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with

2. broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

Out-of-State Applicants

1. Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive, out-of-state applicants with strong ties to the State of Alabama.

2. Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama.

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society.

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society. (500 words)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society.

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