University of Virginia

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Medical School Admissions Office / University of Virginia / School of Medicine / Charlottesville, Virginia USA 22908

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
32
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
1825
US News Rank - Research
29
US News Rank - Primary Care
6
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
3.91
Median MCAT
519
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
Yes
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
$80
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 ('21 – '22)

1. Please briefly describe how the pandemic impacted your ability to pursue experiences like clinical work, shadowing, research, or community service. (350 words)

2. Please list any and all future activities in clinical work, shadowing, research, or community service that you plan to pursue in the upcoming year. (350 words)

3. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (350 words) 

4. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (350 words)

5. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (350 words)

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (350 words)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (350 words)

3. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (350 words)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (350 words)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (350 words)

3. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (340 words)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (350 words or less)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (350 words or less)

3. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (350 words or less)

4. For MSTP applicants, there is also a fourth essay of 350 words or less with the following prompt: a) the areas of biomedical research that interest you the most and why, b) the discovery in your laboratory experience that excited you the most and why.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (limit of 350 words)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (limit of 350 words)

3. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (limit of 350 words)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (350 words)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (350 words)

3. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (350 words)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (350 words)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (350 words)

3. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (350 words)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (limited to 350 Words)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (limited to 350 Words)

3. Describe a situation which you found challenging. How did you manage it? (limited to 350 Words)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Why are you interested in attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine? What factors will be most important to you in choosing a medical school? (350 words or less)

2. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and the University of Virginia School of Medicine? (350 words or less)

3. What do you think will be your greatest personal challenge as a physician, and how will you address this? (350 words or less)

4. (MSTP Only) What areas of biomedical research and clinical specialty interest you the most? Why? (350 words or less)

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