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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by BasesofHumanity, Nov 30, 2005.
Does anyone have the essay prompts for UofI's secondary? Can you share them?
Describe an episode that put you under a great deal of stress. How did you handle the episode and the stress? Reflecting upon it, would you handle it the same or differently and why? (Write a one-page essay, approximately 500 words)
How would you like to be described by your patients: What are the particular skills and attributes you think you have that will make you a good physician? (Write a one-page essay, approximately 500 words)
In addition, you must select one of the following topics and write a one-page essay (approximately 500 words):
1. What do you feel should be your contribution to society?
2. Select an area of medicine that you think you might be interested in and tell us the characteristics some in this area of medicine should possess. If you do not have any area of interest, think of someone you know in a medical field and write about the characteristics you feel they should possess.
Describe any advantages and/or complications you encountered during your progression in education. Please include any noteworthy achievements and/or obstacles. Please use the back of this sheet for additional explanation. (Examples: Acute or chronic illnesses, employment, financial difficulty, managerial role in household, etc.) (Dont exceed 150 words)
Just be aware that UIC is on rolling admissions. If you're primarily interested in the Chicago campus, you're at a disadvantage by applying this late. There are 4 campuses within UIC, and places are distributed on a first come, first served basis (from the date you're accepted and return the campus preference card). Most people want the Chicago campus, so it fills up first (usually some time in December or January). Of course, there are people who subsequently withdraw from the Chicago campus because they accept places at other schools, but I think that the people who were accepted earlier but were assigned to Peoria/Rockford/Urbana-Champaign have first shot at those newly-vacated spots (not sure about that last part, though). I haven't heard that there's a difference between out-of-state and in-state Chicago spots in the way they're filled, but it's possible. Just something to think about, if you have your heart set on the Chicago campus! From your sig, it looks like you're probably OOS--perhaps someone in admissions could speak to your situation? When I called, they were SUPER friendly. Good luck!