2023-2024 Florida State

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2023-2024 Florida State Secondary Prompts (Interviews are in person this year)

"Please complete this application with as much specificity and detail as you can. Though many questions are optional the Admissions Committee STRONGLY ENCOURAGES applicants to submit detailed answers to each question"

A. Personal Background (500 words)​

  1. Please provide a description of your family. (Optional)
  2. Please provide a description of where you grew up (i.e. rural area, large city, etc.) (Optional)
  3. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.). (Optional)
  4. What is a unique trait, experience, or interest that we would not normally learn about you? (Optional)
  5. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you are comfortable voluntarily sharing with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Many applicants will not need to answer this question. Examples might include significant challenges in access to education, unusual socioeconomic factors, identification with a minority culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. (Optional)

B. Self Critical Analysis (500 words)​

  1. Why are you choosing to apply to the FSU College of Medicine? Please be specific describing what is particularly attractive about FSU COM.
  2. What do you feel are your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine? (Optional)
  3. If you have previously interviewed or applied to the College of Medicine, what steps have you taken to improve your application? (Optional)

C. Additional Questions (500 words)​

  1. In what field/specialty of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? Please list no more than three (3) specialties.
  2. Write a short statement describing how you envision using the specialty/ties you listed above to advance our mission.
  3. The Admissions Committee understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted applicants in various ways. If you wish to inform the committee as to how these events have affected you and have not already done so elsewhere in your application, please use this space to do so. (Optional)

D. Florida Resident (200 characters)​

  1. The Florida State University College of Medicine accepts very few out-of-state applicants. Except under rare circumstances, out of state applicants are considered for admission only if their county of residence is geographically contiguous with the State of Florida, or if they can demonstrate significant ties to the State of Florida.
    1. Is Florida currently your legal State of residence? (Yes/No)
    2. Has it ever been your legal state of residence? (Yes/No)
    3. If “yes,” please briefly explain: (Optional)
    4. If you have never been a Florida resident or are not currently residing in Florida
      (answered “no” to both questions above), please briefly describe any significant ties that you have to the State of Florida (Examples of significant ties include- but are not limited to- attending college within Florida; having strong family ties to Florida, owning property in Florida, etc.) (Optional)

E. Disclosures (500 characters)​

  1. Have you ever been charged with a violation of the law which resulted in, or is still pending could result in, probation, community service, a jail sentence, or the revocation or suspension of your driver's license (including traffic violations which resulted in a fine of $200 or more)? If "yes", please explain. (Optional)
  2. Have you ever been or are you now under investigation for any academic or legal/conduct problems at any undergraduate or graduate institution? If "yes", please explain. (Optional)

Good luck to everyone applying!

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Same prompts from last year, but they removed one question.
I copied and pasted a sentence from the directions that I thought would benefit everyone applying: "Please complete this application with as much specificity and detail as you can. Though many questions are optional the Admissions Committee STRONGLY ENCOURAGES applicants to submit detailed answers to each question"

A. Personal Background (500 words)​

  1. Please provide a description of your family. (Optional)
  2. Please provide a description of where you grew up (i.e. rural area, large city, etc.) (Optional)
  3. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.). (Optional)
  4. What is a unique trait, experience, or interest that we would not normally learn about you? (Optional)
  5. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you are comfortable voluntarily sharing with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Many applicants will not need to answer this question. Examples might include significant challenges in access to education, unusual socioeconomic factors, identification with a minority culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. (Optional)

B. Self Critical Analysis (500 words)​

  1. Why are you choosing to apply to the FSU College of Medicine? Please be specific describing what is particularly attractive about FSU COM.
  2. What do you feel are your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine? (Optional)
  3. If you have previously interviewed or applied to the College of Medicine, what steps have you taken to improve your application? (Optional)

C. Additional Questions (500 words)​

  1. In what field/specialty of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? Please list no more than three (3) specialties.
  2. Write a short statement describing how you envision using the specialty/ties you listed above to advance our mission.
  3. The Admissions Committee understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted applicants in various ways. If you wish to inform the committee as to how these events have affected you and have not already done so elsewhere in your application, please use this space to do so. (Optional)

D. Florida Resident (200 characters)​

  1. The Florida State University College of Medicine accepts very few out-of-state applicants. Except under rare circumstances, out of state applicants are considered for admission only if their county of residence is geographically contiguous with the State of Florida, or if they can demonstrate significant ties to the State of Florida.
    1. Is Florida currently your legal State of residence? (Yes/No)
    2. Has it ever been your legal state of residence? (Yes/No)
    3. If “yes,” please briefly explain: (Optional)
    4. If you have never been a Florida resident or are not currently residing in Florida
      (answered “no” to both questions above), please briefly describe any significant ties that you have to the State of Florida (Examples of significant ties include- but are not limited to- attending college within Florida; having strong family ties to Florida, owning property in Florida, etc.) (Optional)

E. Disclosures (500 characters)​

  1. Have you ever been charged with a violation of the law which resulted in, or is still pending could result in, probation, community service, a jail sentence, or the revocation or suspension of your driver's license (including traffic violations which resulted in a fine of $200 or more)? If "yes", please explain. (Optional)
  2. Have you ever been or are you now under investigation for any academic or legal/conduct problems at any undergraduate or graduate institution? If "yes", please explain. (Optional)
 
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FSU COM alumnus C/O 2019. Here to answer questions, even though I am old.
 
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FSU COM alumnus C/O 2019. Here to answer questions, even though I am old.
I have a question regarding one sentence in the diversity prompt - “Many applicants will not need to answer this question.” Given the examples listed after this sentence, I would not say that I fall into any of those categories and the diversity essay I’ve written for other schools would not be applicable. But, I’m conflicted because the directions say answering all the questions are “STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.” So I don’t know if I should answer it anyways even if I am probably someone who doesn’t need to answer it according to the questions standards. What do you think?
 
If you think it won't be applicable, and the application says many applicants wont need to answer this question, I don't see why you would have to answer it
 
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Same prompts from last year, but they removed one question.
I copied and pasted a sentence from the directions that I thought would benefit everyone applying: "Please complete this application with as much specificity and detail as you can. Though many questions are optional the Admissions Committee STRONGLY ENCOURAGES applicants to submit detailed answers to each question"
Thank you for taking the time to list them all.
 
Thank you for taking the time to list them all.
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Has anyone gotten the separate email for the payment yet for those submitted 7/11?
 
FSU COM alumnus C/O 2019. Here to answer questions, even though I am old.
Do you think if you answer most of the optional questions instead of all of them it hinders you? I’m a re-applicant to FSU and I answered everything previously. I don’t think I need to do that again but wanted to get a different take
 
Were you guys close to 500 words for all of these prompts?
Honestly, I just didn't feel that I needed all 500 words for each question to say what I wanted to say. If you find yourself feeling satisfied with what you have written, you are probably done or close to done with that prompt. That's just how I looked at it though.
 
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Honestly, I just didn't feel that I needed all 500 words for each question to say what I wanted to say. If you find yourself feeling satisfied with what you have written, you are probably done or close to done with that prompt. That's just how I looked at it though.

Agreed! They will be able to tell where you are genuine and where you’re adding fluff to get to a certain word count. Since they’re reading so many of these (we hope) i’m sure they also appreciate when we keep the word count a little lower
 
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Has anyone received the separate e-mail for payment? I submitted today and am hoping I get the e-mail soon :(
 
For the specialties question, do they want a list? Or some explanation on why you may want to pursue that specialty also?
 
For the specialties question, do they want a list? Or some explanation on why you may want to pursue that specialty also?

there are two questions - the first is a list then they ask how you envision using that specialty to further their mission so you can weave in your ‘why this specialty’ into that essay
 
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Just received final email saying my Application is complete. Anyone know when they usually start sending out interviews?
 
Just received final email saying my Application is complete. Anyone know when they usually start sending out interviews?
From FSU website: "Interviews for Early Decision applicants are held each year in early to mid-September." Good luck all <3

Edit: Oh, just saw you were asking about invites. Not sure on that, but I assume it is shortly after the Aug. 21st deadline for all secondary materials.
 
From FSU website: "Interviews for Early Decision applicants are held each year in early to mid-September." Good luck all <3

Edit: Oh, just saw you were asking about invites. Not sure on that, but I assume it is shortly after the Aug. 21st deadline for all secondary materials.
Judging from the prior years, they send out ED invites late August (20-25th usually), interview them September, and then send out RD II's late September and beyond.
 
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Do you think if you answer most of the optional questions instead of all of them it hinders you? I’m a re-applicant to FSU and I answered everything previously. I don’t think I need to do that again but wanted to get a different take
Well, since they are optional, I can't see why you would need to answer all of them.
 
Submitted secondary 7/20, got completed email today 7/31!
 
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Have any ED interviews gone out yet?
 
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I'm thinking we're about to enter II week. *fingers crossed*
 
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Hopefully today is the day lol. If not, next week. 😬

Anyone going ED hear anything yet?
 
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Haven't heard anything yet (also ED). One question-- the original post says interviews are in person this year..? I double checked the website and it says via zoom. Just wanting to avoid buying a suit last minute 😅
 
Hope everyone in the big bend region of Florida (Tallahassee, etc) is ok after Idalia. Southwest FL had some damage along the coast again due to storm surge.
 
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