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

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My AMCAS has not been verified yet but am currently pre-writing secondaries. Has anyone received a secondary from Rush? Is it same as last year?
 
Are we supposed to start getting secondaries today? Anyone know what percentage of applicants they extend the secondaries to?
 
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Are we supposed to start getting secondaries today? Anyone know what percentage of applicants they extend the secondaries to?
Maybe they already chose their class based on primaries 🤷‍♂️
 
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Here are the prompts! @wysdoc

All essays have a 1000-character limit. I'm not sure about #7 though because it didn't specify.

1. RUSH Medical College is located on Chicago’s Near West Side and serves a diverse patient population. We seek to train physicians who can connect with diverse patient populations with whom they may not share a similar background. Tell us about a life experience that has broadened your own world view or enhanced your ability to understand those unlike yourself and what you learned from this experience. (1000 characters)


2. "Distance traveled" is the metaphorical distance that represents the journey an applicant undertakes throughout their life, encompassing achievements, personal identity, and the competencies developed along the way. The Committee on Admissions seeks and values the skills and competencies that applicants develop as a result of their individual experiences, and recognizes them as desired and essential attributes of a future physician.

Based on your experiences and your distance traveled, please describe any adversities, challenges, and/or marginalized experiences that you have encountered. (1000 characters)


2a. Please describe the effect of these adversities, challenges, and/or marginalized experiences on you as an individual. Explain how you overcame them, what skills you built, what lessons you learned, and how these experiences motivated you to be a doctor. (1000 characters)


7. Do you have direct patient care/contact experience beyond shadowing/observing? Answering "yes" demonstrates you have had active interactions with patients and/or clinical participation in their continuum of care. (no specified character limit for each experience description)

(If you choose Yes):
List and describe, in detail, each experience below. While activities can parallel those listed on the AMCAS application, the narratives should not. Instead, focus on detailing the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities you learned and applied during these experiences. Additionally, estimate the proportion of each role that was spent interfacing with patients.
When listing the start and end date of each experience, please use the calendar button to the right of each respective text box.


8. If applicable, describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your application to and/or preparation for medical school. (Optional) (1000 characters)


9. Use this space to provide additional information, that is non-COVID related, you would like the Committee on Admissions to be aware of when reviewing your application. (Optional) (1000 characters)


10. Have you ever been involved in an institutional action related to academic dishonesty/integrity? Have you ever been convicted of a crime, or pleaded guilty and been placed on probation, court supervision or another reconviction program for an incident other than a minor traffic ticket?
(If Yes):
Please explain in detail. (1000 characters)
 
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Here are the prompts! @wysdoc

1. RUSH Medical College is located on Chicago’s Near West Side and serves a diverse patient population. We seek to train physicians who can connect with diverse patient populations with whom they may not share a similar background. Tell us about a life experience that has broadened your own world view or enhanced your ability to understand those unlike yourself and what you learned from this experience (1000 characters).


2. "Distance traveled" is the metaphorical distance that represents the journey an applicant undertakes throughout their life, encompassing achievements, personal identity, and the competencies developed along the way. The Committee on Admissions seeks and values the skills and competencies that applicants develop as a result of their individual experiences, and recognizes them as desired and essential attributes of a future physician.

Based on your experiences and your distance traveled, please describe any adversities, challenges, and/or marginalized experiences that you have encountered.


2a. Please describe the effect of these adversities, challenges, and/or marginalized experiences on you as an individual. Explain how you overcame them, what skills you built, what lessons you learned, and how these experiences motivated you to be a doctor.


8. If applicable, describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your application to and/or preparation for medical school. (Optional)


9. Use this space to provide additional information, that is non-COVID related, you would like the Committee on Admissions to be aware of when reviewing your application. (Optional)
Do all of them have a 1,000 character limit? Thanks
 
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7. Do you have direct patient care/contact experience beyond shadowing/observing? Answering "yes" demonstrates you have had active interactions with patients and/or clinical participation in their continuum of care.

(If you choose Yes):
List and describe, in detail, each experience below. While activities can parallel those listed on the AMCAS application, the narratives should not. Instead, focus on detailing the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities you learned and applied during these experiences. Additionally, estimate the proportion of each role that was spent interfacing with patients.
When listing the start and end date of each experience, please use the calendar button to the right of each respective text box.
is 7 1000 characters for each patient interacting experience or 1000 characters for all?

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is 7 1000 characters for each patient interacting experience or 1000 characters for all?

ty!!!
It didn't specify at all. I wrote probably about 500-700 char. for each, but there is no specified character limit.
 
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Did anybody contact admission for clarification on Cell Biology as required pre-requisite or could it be substituted by other upper-level biology course?
 

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For #7, are you guys also including skills/experiences that aren't directly related to patient care? For example, if I was a part of a clinical internship that involved volunteering within the clinic but also attended physician lectures on various topics within medicine, could I also talk about those?
 
From old threads, it sounds like people have gotten interviews without any upper level bio courses.
 
Rush requires Cell Biology now

I can't believe I missed this...do you think I'll get screened out for not having this? I did not indicate this in future coursework, I took a immunology class that had cell bio as a requirement that I had waved by my university...wish they would just take that..
 
I can't believe I missed this...do you think I'll get screened out for not having this? I did not indicate this in future coursework, I took a immunology class that had cell bio as a requirement that I had waved by my university...wish they would just take that.
I would email them for clarification and ask for substitution
 
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Should I do this before my secondary?
I got a secondary without having taken a cell bio course. I emailed them asking if I can substitute it with another upper level bio course and they said only courses that cover "mostly cell biology" as indicated in the course description. Looks like I won't be submitting my secondary hahaha
 
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