SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) 1. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH This should be a true autobiographical statement. Topics to be included are family, childhood, primary and secondary school years, undergraduate years, and, if applicable, what you've done since completing your bachelor's degree. You should also discuss the motivational factors which led you to a career in medicine including any disadvantages or obstacles which might put your accomplishments into context. A repeat of your AMCAS statement will not be acceptable. Please note: if you are applying to the MD/PhD program, please include why you are seeking the MD/PhD training at UCSD. Note that the autobiographical sketch is limited to 6000 characters. 2. (OPTIONAL) ESSAY FOR APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN PRIME-HEq PRIME - Heq - PRogram In Medical Education - Health Equities: The goals of PRIME - HEq are: To increase the number of clinicians, research scientists, and advocates addressing minority health and health disparities; to create a diverse community of scholars that develop, transmit, and apply new knowledge in minority health and health disparities; and to promote a multidisciplinary community/university partnership to eliminate health disparities. The program utilizes existing opportunities to allow enrollees to obtain a master's degree emphasizing minority health and health disparities, tailored to student's interest (MPH, MBA, MAS, MS). Applicants indicating an interest in PRIME are required to write an additional essay detailing their qualifications and reasons for interest in the program. Please describe your interest in the PRIME-HEq program. Topics to include are longitudinal experiences that you've had with underserved communities, including the type of community that you've worked with and your level of involvement. Additionally, you should discuss the length of time that you've spent working in these communities. (4800 Characters) 3. (OPTIONAL) ESSAY FOR APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN MASTER'S OF ADVANCED STUDIES (MAS) IN CLINICAL RESEARCH Applicants to the UCSD School of Medicine may apply to a program which combines the M.D. degree with a Master's of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research. This program is appropriate for students who are interested in a career combining medical practice and oversight of clinical research. The Master's degree can be completed in one year, and is typically pursued between the third and fourth year of medical school. Students accepted into this MD-Master's program will be supported with a stipend and partial tuition support during the year of the Master's degree. Applicants indicating an interest in MAS Clinical Research are required to write an additional essay detailing their qualifications and reasons for interest in the program. Please describe your interest in the MAS Clinical Research program. Topics to include are your previous experience with clinical and/or translational research, your role within the research group, and what you envision for a career that includes clinical and/or translational research. A letter of recommendation from the individual supervising your previous experience is helpful but not required. (4800 Characters) 4. Enter a brief description of your future career goals (400 Characters) Good luck to everyone applying!