Secondary Prompts Essay question #1: SIU School of Medicine uses a holistic approach to identify and select a diverse student body best suited to fulfill its mission: to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community. In what ways do you believe you would contribute to this mission? Please limit your answer to 300 words or less. Essay question #2: To be successful as a student at SIU School of Medicine and as a practicing physician, you must be flexible and committed to cultivating and employing critical interactive and learning skills. Describe your experiences that demonstrate: contribution in a teamwork setting; engagement in self-directed and life-long learning (taking personal initiative to identify and address your learning goals and needs); and exposure to the small group tutorial process used in a problem-based learning environment. Please limit your answer to 500 words or less. Essay question #3: If you have previously applied to SIU School of Medicine, please describe how you feel you have strengthened your credentials since that application. Please limit your answer to 300 words or less SIU Website Links Admissions Timeline Admissions requirements Admissions decisions explanation Interview Day Match results FAQ SDN Links 2013-2014 Southern Illinois University Application Thread 2014-2015 Southern Illinois University Application Thread 2016-2017 Southern Illinois University Application Thread 2017-2018 Southern Illinois University Application Thread Quick Facts Application timetable Earliest date: June Latest date: November 15 Acceptance timetable Earliest date: November Response deadline: 2 weeks after acceptance Screening fee: $75 Oldest MCAT considered: 2016 MCAT for 2019 applications Data from 2015-2016 cycle [2016 Entering Class] MD Applications: 1,274 MD/JD applications: 74 Acceptances: 128 (10%) Matriculants: 71 Mean age: 23 (20-30) Mean GPA: 3.70 Mean MCAT: 506/31 I am an MS2 as of the 2018-2019 year here at SIU School of Medicine. Please feel free to ask any questions here or send me a private message. @UMVoyager is an MS2 as well and will be available to answer questions too! Best of luck with the cycle!