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2023-2024 University of Washington Secondary Essay Prompts: ( Casper is not required this year)

1. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or people you have worked with? (250 words)

2. The UWSOM aims to build a diverse class of students to enrich the field of medicine. What perspectives, identities, and/or qualities would you bring? (250 words)

3. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 words)

4. Describe your competency by explaining how you have explored and come to understand issues in the social sciences and humanities as they relate to the practice of medicine. (250 words)

5. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250 words)

6. For Wyoming applicants: Describe your experiences in Wyoming that have influenced and/or informed your decision to pursue a medical career?
(250 words)


Good luck to everyone applying!

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Casper is NOT required this cycle!
 
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Secondary Application prompts:

(250-word limit each)
  • How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or people you have worked with?
  • The UWSOM aims to build a diverse class of students to enrich the field of medicine. What perspectives, identities, and/or qualities would you bring?
  • What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them?
  • Describe your competency by explaining how you have explored and come to understand issues in the social sciences and humanities as they relate to the practice of medicine.
For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?

For Wyoming applicants: Describe your experiences in Wyoming that have influenced and/or informed your decision to pursue a medical career?
 
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Secondary Application prompts:

(250-word limit each)
  • How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or people you have worked with?
  • The UWSOM aims to build a diverse class of students to enrich the field of medicine. What perspectives, identities, and/or qualities would you bring?
  • What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them?
  • Describe your competency by explaining how you have explored and come to understand issues in the social sciences and humanities as they relate to the practice of medicine.
For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?

For Wyoming applicants: Describe your experiences in Wyoming that have influenced and/or informed your decision to pursue a medical career?
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So from doing a little digging on the internet, this university is quite widely considered a “socialist hellhole.” Can any current or previous students spread a little light on their experiences there?
 
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Anybody know what the character counts for the secondaries are?
 
Does anyone know if MSTP applicants answer all of these, and what the additional MSTP questions have been in the past?
 
So from doing a little digging on the internet, this university is quite widely considered a “socialist hellhole.” Can any current or previous students spread a little light on their experiences there?
If fear of the university being a “socialist hellhole” would deter you, maybe Seattle isn’t the city for you
 
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So from doing a little digging on the internet, this university is quite widely considered a “socialist hellhole.” Can any current or previous students spread a little light on their experiences there?
went to UW for a undergrad and have lived in seattle for 5+ years, all i can say yes that statement is extremely correct :”) u kinda have to write ur secondaries with a socialist flare
 
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So from doing a little digging on the internet, this university is quite widely considered a “socialist hellhole.” Can any current or previous students spread a little light on their experiences there?
Excuse you that's my socialist hellhole you're talking about.

Kidding. Maybe.
 
OOS. Has anyone else received a secondary yet?
First time applying! Super nervous.
 
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OOS. Has anyone else received a secondary yet?
First time applying! Super nervous.
No secondary here yet either :( OOS, but I was born and raised in WA. Hoping strong ties help!
 
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No secondary here yet either :( OOS, but I was born and raised in WA. Hoping strong ties help!
Good luck~ I also have family in WA. Seattle is also just such a wonderful city.
 
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OOS. Has anyone else received a secondary yet?
First time applying! Super nervous.
They usually send secondaries pretty late (starting in Aug), I believe they screen OOS applicants and send supplemental apps regarding ties/residency etc before sending secondaries to anyone.
 
They usually send secondaries pretty late (starting in Aug), I believe they screen OOS applicants and send supplemental apps regarding ties/residency etc before sending secondaries to anyone.
Ooh I see. Thanks for the info. I started realizing that some schools send secondaries pretty late, so now I'm not too worried. Patience is virtue hehe.
 
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I grew up in Idaho and graduated from an Idaho high school. My parents still live in Idaho. Sadly, I was a clown and changed my residency to Utah so I could vote here and get better car insurance. I thought I would be fine for WWAMI but I am seeing they go off of residency listed on AAMCAS. Does anybody know if I have a chance of getting in as an Idaho resident at the Moscow site or would my only chance be getting into the Seattle campus as an OOS?
 
I grew up in Idaho and graduated from an Idaho high school. My parents still live in Idaho. Sadly, I was a clown and changed my residency to Utah so I could vote here and get better car insurance. I thought I would be fine for WWAMI but I am seeing they go off of residency listed on AAMCAS. Does anybody know if I have a chance of getting in as an Idaho resident at the Moscow site or would my only chance be getting into the Seattle campus as an OOS?
I'm not sure about Idaho, but for Alaska they've been extremely helpful answering my questions about stuff like this. I'd connect with one of their advisors or admissions reps who can help you out with your specific situation. I believe for WWAMI the residency criteria is governed by state law, so you should be able to find info on the state registrar website if it isn't on the Idaho WWAMI page.

If you are still a dependent of your parents, you might be fine.
  1. Dependent Student
    Student is a dependent of parent/legal guardian who has been domiciled in Idaho for at least 12 months prior to the term the student is applying for residency. The parent/guardian must demonstrate maintenance of a bona fide domicile* in Idaho for at least 12 months.
 
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I grew up in Idaho and graduated from an Idaho high school. My parents still live in Idaho. Sadly, I was a clown and changed my residency to Utah so I could vote here and get better car insurance. I thought I would be fine for WWAMI but I am seeing they go off of residency listed on AAMCAS. Does anybody know if I have a chance of getting in as an Idaho resident at the Moscow site or would my only chance be getting into the Seattle campus as an OOS?
I agree w/Spook, best to reach out to admissions advisor I would think.
 
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Has anyone received secondaries from this school yet?
 
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Anyone OOS get a secondary yet for regular MD?
 
Just got state residency questionnaire - IS
 
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IS but haven't gotten a state residency questionnaire yet!
 
what are my chances as an OOS applicant with residency in MA? I see on MSAR they take like half of the class OOS but are these students mainly from Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho? trying to decide if I should add this school to my list last minute and any insight would be great, thanks! GPA + MCAT > median
 
what are my chances as an OOS applicant with residency in MA? I see on MSAR they take like half of the class OOS but are these students mainly from Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho? trying to decide if I should add this school to my list last minute and any insight would be great, thanks! GPA + MCAT > median
UWSOM mainly accepts from the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region. Their out-of-region acceptance rate for E-22 was 0.4%. They say “Non-WWAMI Applicants: Consideration will be given to applicants from outside the WWAMI region if they have ties to the WWAMI region AND come from either economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who have demonstrated a commitment to serving underserved populations.”

 
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Just received my supplemental information email as an OOS applicant. Asking for ties, etc.
 
If you do not have ties to the state, it's an auto-reject.

"If you didn't indicate any ties to a WWAMI state, your application will no longer be considered for admission this cycle."

Luckily, I do. But just FYI!
 
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If you do not have ties to the state, it's an auto-reject.

"If you didn't indicate any ties to a WWAMI state, your application will no longer be considered for admission this cycle."

Luckily, I do. But just FYI!
Same here, thankfully!

They also want to know about your commitments to working with undeserved communities.

Oh, and they ask if you filled out the "other impactful experiences" section on AMCAS. If yes, you're able to just paste in that response.
 
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+1 OOR pre-secondary rcvd today! Bummed it's only 100 words. Ties to WA and treating underserved in ID/WA, hoping to make it to the secondary app so I can talk about it in full 🤞

Edit: Somehow didn't see the second question lol, wish granted
 
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I just got OOS form like everyone else today. My sister goes to UW for undergrad and I have friends there. Does it count as enough of a tie?
 
Also, does anyone know which question they were referring to when they asked: "Did you answer the "other impactful experiences" question in your AMCAS application?"
 
Also, does anyone know which question they were referring to when they asked: "Did you answer the "other impactful experiences" question in your AMCAS application?"
Like the disadvantaged question
 
I just got OOS form like everyone else today. My sister goes to UW for undergrad and I have friends there. Does it count as enough of a tie?
Family was one of the options so yea
 
When you guys are saying you are OOS do you mean you're not from a WWAMI state or that you are simply not from Washington?
 
Has anyone else not received the OOS pre-secondary? Lived in WA my whole life and graduated high school from there, put my WA address on my primary app since I've maintained WA residency after going to an OOS undergrad.
 
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Has anyone else not received the OOS pre-secondary? Lived in WA my whole life and graduated high school from there, put my WA address on my primary app since I've maintained WA residency after going to an OOS undergrad.
If you are a WA resident you won't receive an OOS pre-secondary
 
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When you guys are saying you are OOS do you mean you're not from a WWAMI state or that you are simply not from Washington?
For myself, I currently do not have WWAMI residency. I'm originally from Washington, though. Lived there for 17 years, all my family is still there etc. But my legal residency is currently not from a WWAMI state, so I have to apply OOS!
 
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