University of Texas - Houston (UT Houston)

Address

Office of Admissions -- Room G.400 / Medical School at Houston / 6431 Fannin, MSB G.400 / Houston, TX USA 77030

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
75
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
1970
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
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Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 9M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.86
Median MCAT
513
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
Case-by-case
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
TMDSAS
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
$65
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?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

1. Please discuss one of the following: (2500 characters)

a) A challenging situation or obstacle you have faced in the past. Why was it challenging? How did you handle it? Knowing what you know now, would you do anything differently? What did you learn?

b) Any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, failing course, dropping/retaking of courses). Why was it challenging? How did you handle it? Knowing what you know now, would you do anything differently? What did you learn?

2. Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. What did you learn from this experience and how have you applied this learning to your work and/or life? (2500 characters)

3. What would you like to contribute and be remembered for in medicine? (2500 characters

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

Question 1: Please discuss one of the following:

** A challenging situation or obstacle you have faced in the past

** Any academic road bumps in your academic career( low academic performance, failing course, dropping/retaking of courses) Why was it challenging? How did you handle it? Knowing what you know now, would you do anything differently? What did you learn?

Question 2: Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed? What did you learn from this experience and how have you applied this learning to your work/and or life?

Question 3: What would you like to contribute and be remembered for in medicine?

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Indicate all of the following statements that apply to you:

I have prior experience in a primary care clinic

I have prior experience in a rural medical clinic

I have prior experience in an inner city medical clinic

I have prior experience in a medical practice for an underserved area

I have prior experience in community or public health

I had access to premedical support for my preparation and/or application to medical school (advising, mentorship, premedical committee)

2. Which of your experiences listed in the TMDSAS application most exemplifies the UH College of medicine mission? Describe how this experience might impact your medical career. (500 characters)

3. Which of your talents or characteristics would be most beneficial to the incoming class at UH College of Medicine? (250 characters)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Describe any employment, family or other obligations that impacted your education that are NOT already indicated in your TMDSAS application. (300 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. How have your experiences prepared you to become a physician? (2500 characters each)

2. Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. What did you learn from this experience and how have you applied this learning to your work and/or life? (2500 characters each)

3. What would you like to contribute and be remembered for in medicine? (2500 characters each)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (2500 character maximum)

2. Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. What did you learn from this experience and how have you applied this learning to your work and/or life? (2500 character maximum)

3. What would you like to contribute and be remembered for in medicine? (2500 character maximum)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. List the area (or areas) of medicine that appeals to you and briefly explain. (Limit your explanation to 50 words or 250 characters for each area of interest you list.) Do not leave blank. If not applicable, please so indicate.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

No Essays

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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