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@wysdoc prompts
  1. List of Y/N questions with room to explain if necessary, no limit for any
    1. Are you currently enrolled in an academic program? (Y/N) If you do not expect to spend the academic year enrolled in an academic program, please explain how you will use this time.
    2. Have you experienced academic difficulties, had any grades below "B minus," or any course withdrawals while in college? (Y/N)
    3. Are you currently or have you ever been subject to disciplinary action at a college or professional school that did NOT result in academic probation or dismissal? (Y/N)
    4. Have you ever been placed on academic probation, dismissed, or withdrawn from a college or professional program? (Y/N)
    5. Do you have any criminal charges pending or expected to be brought against you? (Y/N)
  2. Medical school demands significant personal sacrifices, including long hours, emotional stress, and sometimes compromising personal time. Can you describe how you have prepared yourself for these sacrifices and how you plan to maintain a healthy work-life balance while managing the responsibilities of a medical student? (Limit 750 characters)
  3. Can you please recount an experience from your academic or personal life where you actively collaborated with others to achieve a common goal? How do you anticipate applying this collaborative approach in your future medical education and practice, taking into account the diverse perspectives and expertise within healthcare teams? (Limit: 750 characters)
  4. We often hear that students want to pursue medicine to help people. Why did you choose medicine and not some other field where you can help others, such as nursing, physical therapy, pharmacology, psychology, education, or social work? (Limit 750 characters)
  5. Were you required to work during your college years? (Y/N). If yes, In this space, provide a brief description of why employment was necessary. Also, include the estimated weekly hours you were required to work. (no limit)
  6. Tell us about something that is integral to understanding who you are as a person that we would not automatically know from reading your application. These may be things like qualities, characteristics, or events you feel are unique to your life experience. You could address personally important and/or challenging experiences in your background that have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine and service to others. These may include experiences such as the quality of your early educational environment, socioeconomic status, cultural background, or other significant events or circumstances that you feel have shaped your character and defined you as an individual. (Limit 4000 characters)
  7. Please share with the Admissions Committee why you are specifically interested in UCF COM. (no limit)
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