University of Tennessee

Address

University of Tennessee Health Science Center / College of Medicine / 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 500 / Memphis, TN USA 38163

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
96
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
1911
US News Rank - Research
74
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 ()
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City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.83
Median MCAT
512
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 ()
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)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$0
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)

Optional essays:

1. Provide any additional information not previously provided in the personal comments of your AMCAS Primary application (500 Characters)

2. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide our applicants with an optional essay prompt for this years UTHSC COM secondary application. Please use the text field below to share with us how you may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including academic, financial, medical disruptions, etc. It would also be helpful for us to hear if any of your planned experiences in shadowing, volunteering, research, employment, or other activities were suspended due to the pandemic. (2500 Characters).

Essay Topics ('21-'22)

1. Any additional information not previously provided in the personal comments of your AMCAS primary application. 500 characters)

2. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide our applicants with an optional essay prompt for the year's UTHSC College of Medicine secondary application. Please use the text field below to share with us how you may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including academic, financial, medical disruptions, etc. It would also be helpful for us to know if any of your planned experiences in shadowing, volunteering, research, employment, or other activities have been suspended due to the pandemic. (2500 characters)

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

No secondary questions for the 2020–2021 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application.

2. Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment.

3. Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician.

4. Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from the experience?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity) or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

No secondary questions for the 2018-2019 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

No secondary questions for the 2017-2018 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

No secondary questions for the 2016-2017 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

No secondary questions for the 2015-2016 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

No secondary questions for the 2014-2015 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

No secondary questions for the 2013-2014 application cycle.


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