UMass Medical School Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering advances in education, research and health care delivery
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When thinking about how to respond to any secondary application questions, applicants should consider the fact that Admissions Committees (AdComs) are not just simply looking to accept qualified medical students.
Their actual goal is to vet and accept future physicians knowing that acceptance to medical school is the biggest hurdle to overcome to guarantee a career in medicine.
After all, 97% of medical students graduate from medical school and 94% of medical school graduates match to a residency in their first attempt. AdComs are tasked with choosing applicants who will not only do well in medical school but eventually, successfully practice as a physician.
The questions asked are therefore focused on assessing aptitude, resilience, commitment and intellectual curiosity, qualities needed for longevity in medicine.
Please respond to four of the following seven prompts related to competencies that are important for a physician to possess. (150 words/item, 600 words/total)
UMass Medical School Application Timeline
AMCAS Application Submission Deadline: October 13, 2022
Early Decision Application Submission to AMCAS: August 1, 2023
Early Decision Application Submission to UMMS: September 1, 2023
Applicants Notified of Early Decision: October 2, 2023
Secondary Application Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
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