2024-2025 Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU)

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2024-2025 OHSU Secondary Essay Prompts:

Question 1 - What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve?

Question 2 - Tell us about a time you went into a situation completely unprepared.

Question 3 - Discuss a time in your life that demonstrated your resilience and ability to overcome adversity.

Question 4 - In 1990, Salovey and Mayer defined emotional intelligence (EI) as “the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions”. The components of EI include self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Briefly describe one example of a time you harnessed your EI to resolve a difficult situation, AND one example of a time your failure to use your EI compounded a difficult situation. What did you learn about yourself in each of these situations?

Question 5 - Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond?

Question 6 - Please discuss the roles Dignity, Respect and Deference play in how medical teams optimize patient care.

Question 7 - Optional: Are there any additional ties to the state of Oregon you wish to share? If yes, use the space below. If no, leave blank. Please note that this does not factor toward your consideration as an Oregon resident or Oregon Heritage.

Question 8 - Optional: We know that many of our applicants in the OHSU UME Program may have familial relationships with individuals who are OHSU faculty, residents, staff, or current students who serve as evaluators in our admissions process. We have added this question in hopes to prevent perceived or actual conflicts of interest that can occur when an applicant has a family member (or someone with a similar close personal relationship) they may encounter through the admissions process. If you have any such connections, please list those individuals’ names and departments below. If no, leave blank.



Good luck to all applying!
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What are my chances at OHSU. GPA 3.9, mcat 504
from your WAMC, you fit the mission group and make the cutoff for statistics purposes. OHSU will send you a secondary. After that? It’s completely up to you, how you answer questions and what you wrote in your responses to the primary and secondaries, and how you interview (assuming they invite you)

Seems like you have relevant enough EC’s with enough hours to appear competitive. Nobody here can guarantee an interview but OHSU does a holistic approach and having strong OR connections/residency gives you a decent edge in getting that II. Understand that I represent nothing and this is pure speculation on my part.
 
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Thank you @Dee2daK ! It is uplifting to see that there is at least a possibility. OHSU is on top of my list.
 
Hopefully they don't change too many prompts, spent a lot of time prewriting this one :|
 
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Question 1 - What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve?

Question 2 - Tell us about a time you went into a situation completely unprepared.

Question 3 - Discuss a time in your life that demonstrated your resilience and ability to overcome adversity.

Question 4 - In 1990, Salovey and Mayer defined emotional intelligence (EI) as “the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions”. The components of EI include self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Briefly describe one example of a time you harnessed your EI to resolve a difficult situation, AND one example of a time your failure to use your EI compounded a difficult situation. What did you learn about yourself in each of these situations?

Question 5 - Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond?

Question 6 - Please discuss the roles Dignity, Respect and Deference play in how medical teams optimize patient care.

Question 7 - Optional: Are there any additional ties to the state of Oregon you wish to share? If yes, use the space below. If no, leave blank. Please note that this does not factor toward your consideration as an Oregon resident or Oregon Heritage.

Question 8 - Optional: We know that many of our applicants in the OHSU UME Program may have familial relationships with individuals who are OHSU faculty, residents, staff, or current students who serve as evaluators in our admissions process. We have added this question in hopes to prevent perceived or actual conflicts of interest that can occur when an applicant has a family member (or someone with a similar close personal relationship) they may encounter through the admissions process. If you have any such connections, please list those individuals’ names and departments below. If no, leave blank.
 
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Anyone else slightly confused by their application portal? why are we relisting letters and parts of our work and activities? whole thing seems strange.
 
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