2024-2025 Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)

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Please share the Secondary essay prompts when available and tag a moderator.

Good luck to all applying!
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Good luck, everyone! I am so excited to finally be able to apply for this school!
 
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I am taking my MCAT on Saturday. I am freaking out that everything is dependent on that score. :cryi:
 
I am taking my MCAT on Saturday. I am freaking out that everything is dependent on that score. :cryi:
I think USUHS is pretty holistic they are definitely looking at more than just your MCAT score. The worst thing you can do is go into the test wound up tight. Trust your prep and go in there with a clear mind you'll do great.
 
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I hope that is true! School has always been a thing for me. But it’s been a long minute since I’ve taken real science courses.
 
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Also I have the GroupMe Link for the Class of 2029, so when acceptances start rolling in, just PM me and I will share it.
 
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+1 OOS
1. Medicine and Officership are time-honored professions that unite at “America’s Medical School” in rewarding and challenging ways. What are your thoughts and impressions about serving as a uniformed medical corps officer, and why do you want to pursue this career path? (1500 Character Limit)


2. The Uniformed Services University features a unique curriculum that prepares students to care for those in harm’s way. Please describe what in your research about our school and its values attracts you to our institution’s mission and approach. (1500 Character Limit)

3. Our Admissions Committee assembles classes of students with a wide range of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and talents. Please describe how a special quality or experience of yours has informed your ability to participate well in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

You may use this field to enter any information that you would like to share that was not provided on your AMCAS application. (2000 character limit) Optional
 
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Ah thanks everyone. I’m sure it will come eventually. Just paranoid that something is wrong lol
 
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+1 OOS Secondary Received @ around 9:30 EST. Submitted 12:00 PM. My dream school!
 
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OOS Secondary Received!!! Submitted and now freaking out that it's real.

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Submitted secondary. Nothing more patriotic than submitting to USUHS on July 4th.
 
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Current 3rd year. If anyone has any questions feel free to message me anytime. Full disclosure: I have an exam this Friday so probably won't get back to anyone before then but will def respond after that
 
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I have a few questions:

1. What is your weekly schedule like for the first year?
2. What are exams like? How often?
 
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I have a few questions:

1. What is your weekly schedule like for the first year?
2. What are exams like? How often?
1. Very variable through preclerkship depending on which module you are in. If you look up "becoming dr Russell" on YouTube she does a couple videos on what it looked like be she was the covid class so things kinda went pear shaped for them. Lectures are all pretty much prerecorded and online now. We have in person, case-based pathology labs, anatomy lab, ICS (integrated clinical skills, so like medical skills sessions), and ICR (clinical reasoning. small groups with an instructor and we work through cases. kind of like a problem-based learning set-up). They give you a calendar and have days they "recommend" you watch your online lectures but you can do it whenever. or not at all if that's not your learning style it's up to you. You probably spend the least amount of time physically on campus during Foundations, which is your first block. The most time on campus is musculoskeletal, which is 2nd block, because you're in anatomy lab 3-4 days a week. after that it varies day to day, week to week.
2. for every 8 week module you have 2 midterms and 2 finals. those 2 are split between an NBME exam (retired step 1 questions) and a faculty exam made by the usuhs faculty. the faculty exam is heavily based on lectures and path labs. Starting in MSK you'll have an anatomy exam as well (MSK has midterm and final, every other module after just has a final I believe). You'll also have sprinkled in various random assignments (papers, weekly quizzes for some modules, physical exam practical, etc) and a group path quiz at the start of almost every path lab.

reading this back I realize it sounds like a lot. Don't worry! foundations is a lot of undergrad review and they slowly ease you into everything.
 
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Thank you so much! If anything, it made me more excited to find out more.
 
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Is anyone having a lot of trouble submitting their secondary through the portal? I filled out the entire thing at least 5 times already but the "Submit Application" button never turns blue for me to click. I've tried Safari and Chrome and no luck. Any tips? Really annoying because none of it saves and its a lengthy secondary...
 
Is anyone having a lot of trouble submitting their secondary through the portal? I filled out the entire thing at least 5 times already but the "Submit Application" button never turns blue for me to click. I've tried Safari and Chrome and no luck. Any tips? Really annoying because none of it saves and its a lengthy secondary...
Could be there is a portion of your application that doesn’t have a response. Even if you don’t have anything to write for a section or if a section isn’t for you, you have to check put N/A in the text boxes and select N/A for the check boxes that don’t apply to you.

See if that helps, sorry if this is a rehash of something you tried or something someone else shared.
 
Could be there is a portion of your application that doesn’t have a response. Even if you don’t have anything to write for a section or if a section isn’t for you, you have to check put N/A in the text boxes and select N/A for the check boxes that don’t apply to you.

See if that helps, sorry if this is a rehash of something you tried or something someone else shared.
Thanks for the tip! There must have been a box i missed or something because it finally worked!!
 
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For the prerequisite match, if your science courses were combined lecture/lab did you only put it in the lab section and leave the lecture blank? Instructions say "If your science course included a lab, list the course in the lab section." but it seems wrong to leave the lecture section blank.
 
For the prerequisite match, if your science courses were combined lecture/lab did you only put it in the lab section and leave the lecture blank? Instructions say "If your science course included a lab, list the course in the lab section." but it seems wrong to leave the lecture section blank.
I also just listed it in both. Most of mine were duplicates.
 
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