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Please share the Secondary essay prompts when available and tag a moderator.

Good luck to all applying!
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Hi! GW is one of my top choices, and I just finished pre-writing their secondary. Are any ADCOMS or current medical students willing to read over my draft?
 
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Hi guys, I read on MSAR "MCAT scores that include a score of 123 or below are considered non-competitive. We will continue to take the highest of each subsection across MCAT exams. Further, in terms of subsection scores, generally, a 125 or greater is considered competitive for the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems subsection."

Does this mean they're "super scoring" the highest subsections of each MCAT? Just wanted some clarification
 
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Hi guys, I read on MSAR "MCAT scores that include a score of 123 or below are considered non-competitive. We will continue to take the highest of each subsection across MCAT exams. Further, in terms of subsection scores, generally, a 125 or greater is considered competitive for the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems subsection."

Does this mean they're "super scoring" the highest subsections of each MCAT? Just wanted some clarification

That is what I took away from that yea
 
Has anyone received GW secondaries this year? Are they the same prompts as last year?
 
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Are prompts the same as last year? I don’t have a computer near me to check

Their web portal is glitching out for me and I don’t even see any essay questions at all other than biographical info
Got it working now:

7. If you selected regional medical campus preferred or regional medical campus only in question 6, please explain in detail your interest in regional medical campus and how it will be a good fit for your clinical education.? (1750 characters)








8. Please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief summary of your activities, academics, employment or other occupations to account for full-time activity (approx. 30-40 hours/week) from the point of application through matriculation in 2025. (750 characters)




9 The MD Program includes substantial content in Clinical Public Health (population health, health systems science, health policy, and community health) to prepare GW graduates for an expanded scope of practice required to be successful 21st century physicians. What are your specific interests and experiences related to that aspect of the MD Program? (350 characters)




10. What makes you a unique individual? What challenges have you faced? What have you learned from your experiences? (750 characters)




11. What is your specific interest in the MD Program at GW? What opportunities would you take advantage of as a student here? Why? (1750 characters)




12. Have you previously interacted directly with the MD Admissions Office through events, tours, fairs, webinars, or interviews?
Yes​
No​

If YES, please explain: (250 characters)




13. Do you want to pursue the joint MD/MPH program?
Yes​
No​

If YES, then please describe why you want to pursue the MD/MPH program and how the combined degree would fit into your career goals (1500 Characters).

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"2. Have you ever registered at an institution under a different name?"

Is this asking if I've been to a different institution, or if I've used a different name?
 
"2. Have you ever registered at an institution under a different name?"

Is this asking if I've been to a different institution, or if I've used a different name?
Just asking if you ever used a different name anywhere.
 
"2. Have you ever registered at an institution under a different name?"

Is this asking if I've been to a different institution, or if I've used a different name?

If you used a different name
 
Can someone post all the prompts together, especially including prompts 1-6?
 
Pretty sure the character count also excludes spaces. Gives us a bit more wiggle room to write.
 
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How many LORs did you send GW? Their website says 3 are required but doesnt specify a maximum you can send. Their MSAR says they will accept up to 5, but I have been burned before by trusting MSAR lol
 
Is it a red flag to them if you are not interested in MD/MPH program? since their curriculum is so public health heavy
 
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Is it a red flag to them if you are not interested in MD/MPH program? since their curriculum is so public health heavy
Probably not, it’s a whole extra year and additional money not everyone can afford.
 
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did anyone get a complete email or anything? all i got was that i paid lol
 
So for the following question:

Please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief summary of your activities, academics, employment or other occupations to account for full-time activity (approx. 30-40 hours/week) from the point of application through matriculation in 2024. (750 characters)

Did you guys break down your weekly hours amongst your activities/should we do this?
 
So for the following question:

Please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief summary of your activities, academics, employment or other occupations to account for full-time activity (approx. 30-40 hours/week) from the point of application through matriculation in 2024. (750 characters)

Did you guys break down your weekly hours amongst your activities/should we do this?
No that's unnecessary. Just say what you're doing
 
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So for the following question:

Please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief summary of your activities, academics, employment or other occupations to account for full-time activity (approx. 30-40 hours/week) from the point of application through matriculation in 2024. (750 characters)

Did you guys break down your weekly hours amongst your activities/should we do this?

i did, i kind of just said X should be about this many hours etc etc
 
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**NOTE THAT CHARACTER COUNTS DO NOT INCLUDE SPACES**

You also do not need an invite to complete this secondary as far as I can tell....You can access it here

1. Application Fee Payment Code (not a question)

2. Have you ever registered at an institution under a different name? (Yes/No)
If YES, please enter the name here:

3. Have you ever been convicted of, plead guilty, or plead no lo contendere (i.e., no contest, I do not wish to contend) to a criminal offense? Have you ever been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor? (Yes/No)
If YES, please provide a description here: (500 characters)

4. Did you indicate that you were the recipient of any institutional action on your AMCAS application? (Yes/No)
If YES, please provide a description here: (500 characters)

5. With the Development of AAMC/HHMI scientific and personal competencies the George Washington University Committee on Admissions for MD Programs has moved from strict premedical requirements to competency-based recommendations. Mastery of these competencies should be reflected in strong academic performance, MCATs, experiences and letter(s) of reference. Please see minimum eligibility information here: Minimum Eligibility & Recommendations for the 2025 Cycle

The Committee on Admissions requires completion of an undergraduate degree from a U.S. or Canadian college or university prior to matriculation. The following pre-requisite competencies are required prior to matriculation: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Laboratory Experience, English, and Social/Behavioral Science.

(AP/IB is accepted except for Biology if present on undergraduate transcripts. Transfer credits from foreign institutions are not accepted unless part of a formal study abroad program accepted by your degree-granting institution.)

Do you understand you need to complete these recommendations prior to matriculation? (Yes/No)

6. Select the campus you prefer for your clinical education (Reminder: ALL students will have their pre- clinical education at our main campus followed by clinical education at the pre-assigned campus in your acceptance letter based on your selection below)

Main Campus Preferred​
Regional Medical Campus Preferred​
Main Campus Only​
Regional Medical Campus Only​

7. If you selected regional medical campus preferred or regional medical campus only in question 6, please explain in detail your interest in regional medical campus and how it will be a good fit for your clinical education.? (1750 characters)

8. Please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief summary of your activities, academics, employment or other occupations to account for full-time activity (approx. 30-40 hours/week) from the point of application through matriculation in 2025. (750 characters)

9 The MD Program includes substantial content in Clinical Public Health (population health, health systems science, health policy, and community health) to prepare GW graduates for an expanded scope of practice required to be successful 21st century physicians. What are your specific interests and experiences related to that aspect of the MD Program? (350 characters)

10. What makes you a unique individual? What challenges have you faced? What have you learned from your experiences? (750 characters)

11. What is your specific interest in the MD Program at GW? What opportunities would you take advantage of as a student here? Why? (1750 characters)

12. Have you previously interacted directly with the MD Admissions Office through events, tours, fairs, webinars, or interviews? (Yes/No)
If YES, please explain: (250 characters)

13. Do you want to pursue the joint MD/MPH program? (Yes/No)
If YES, then please describe why you want to pursue the MD/MPH program and how the combined degree would fit into your career goals (1500 Characters).
 
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for those who submitted does it just say “your file is now complete. At this point…”? I didnt get any email saying secondary received/complete like other schools
 
for those who submitted does it just say “your file is now complete. At this point…”? I didnt get any email saying secondary received/complete like other schools
Same here. I think that’s it
 
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