Personal Essay Prompt Changes – VMCAS18

As promised, below are the important changes you need to know about the VMCAS 2018 Personal Essay Prompts:

1. The existing personal statement for veterinary medicine has been retired

2. Three new questions will be implemented for this cycle, each requiring 1,000 characters each.

3. The prompts are as follows:

a. There are many career choices within the veterinary profession. What are your future career goals and why?

b. In what ways do veterinarians contribute to society and what do you hope to contribute?

c. Considering the breadth of society we serve as veterinarians today; what attributes do you believe are essential to be successful within the veterinary profession? Of these attributes, which do you possess and how have you demonstrated these in the past?

Please feel free to share as needed and feel free to ask any questions.

Tony Wynne

Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service

655 K Street NW, Suite 725

Washington, DC 20001

O: 202-371-9195 x124