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2024-2025 Wake Forest Secondary Essay Prompts: (question 1 has changed since last year)

1. The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines equity as recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. It is an ongoing process, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures. Consider your abilities, insights, and previous experiences and then tell us about your ability to promote equity. (200 words)

2. Describe a non-academic challenge you have faced and explain how you overcame it. (200 words)

3. From your list of "most meaningful experiences" on the AMCAS application, choose one that has been the most formative in terms of your desire for a career in medicine. Why did that experience have such meaning for you in your decision-making process? (200 words)

4. Please share an experience that demonstrates how you have collaborated with others. (200 words)

5. Describe your future goal(s). Reflect on your past experiences and describe how these experiences will shape your goal(s). (200 words)

6. Tell us about any specific reason(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (150 words)

7. Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words)



Good luck to all applying!
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WF website states "All letters of evaluation should be submitted via the AMCAS Letter Service. The Committee on Admissions prefers a Premedical Committee report or letter packet. While the Medical School Admissions Requirements lists 6 as the maximum number of letters we accept, your file is marked as complete once your letter packet/committee letter or two letters of recommendation are received."

Does this mean if two of my LOR from individual writers are received prior to my committee letter that they will not review my committee letter and the additional letters received later?
 
Remember to schedule your Casper exam.
 
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has anyone here applied ED at wake before or planning on applying ED this cycle?
 
WF website states "All letters of evaluation should be submitted via the AMCAS Letter Service. The Committee on Admissions prefers a Premedical Committee report or letter packet. While the Medical School Admissions Requirements lists 6 as the maximum number of letters we accept, your file is marked as complete once your letter packet/committee letter or two letters of recommendation are received."

Does this mean if two of my LOR from individual writers are received prior to my committee letter that they will not review my committee letter and the additional letters received later?
To play it safe I would wait to send your letters to that school until your secondary essays and casper are done and ready to be sent in. Not sure how committee letters work (non-trad) but if you are able to coordinate a swift completion of your application where everything is sent in at the same time (committee letter, individual letters, secondary essays, etc.) I think that would be ideal.
 
i havent received the secondary but submitted my primary on the 28th. Do they come out in waves?
 
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The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines equity as recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. It is an ongoing process, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures. Consider your abilities, insights, and previous experiences and then tell us about your ability to promote equity. (200 words)

Describe a non-academic challenge you have faced and explain how you overcame it. (200 words)

From your list of "most meaningful experiences" on the AMCAS application, choose one that has been the most formative in terms of your desire for a career in medicine. Why did that experience have such meaning for you in your decision-making process? (200 words)

Please share an experience that demonstrates how you have collaborated with others. (200 words)

Describe your future goal(s). Reflect on your past experiences and describe how these experiences will shape your goal(s). (200 words)

Tell us about any specific reason(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (150 words)

Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words)
 
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OOS secondary received 6/28
primary submitted 5/28
 
Super new to SDN and I unfortunately do not know who to tag:

The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines equity as recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. It is an ongoing process, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures. Consider your abilities, insights, and previous experiences and then tell us about your ability to promote equity. (200 words)

Describe a non-academic challenge you have faced and explain how you overcame it. (200 words)

From your list of "most meaningful experiences" on the AMCAS application, choose one that has been the most formative in terms of your desire for a career in medicine. Why did that experience have such meaning for you in your decision-making process? (200 words)

Please share an experience that demonstrates how you have collaborated with others. (200 words)

Describe your future goal(s). Reflect on your past experiences and describe how these experiences will shape your goal(s). (200 words)

Tell us about any specific reason(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (250 words)

Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words)
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OOS secondary received 6/28
primary app submitted 5/30
 
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OOS Secondary Received at 06:07 PST

Submitted 05/28 18:01
Verified 06/06 13:49
 
OOS secondary received 6/28
AMCAS submitted 5/28

Does anyone else's secondary show an error status thing?
 
Super new to SDN and I unfortunately do not know who to tag:

The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines equity as recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. It is an ongoing process, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures. Consider your abilities, insights, and previous experiences and then tell us about your ability to promote equity. (200 words)

Describe a non-academic challenge you have faced and explain how you overcame it. (200 words)

From your list of "most meaningful experiences" on the AMCAS application, choose one that has been the most formative in terms of your desire for a career in medicine. Why did that experience have such meaning for you in your decision-making process? (200 words)

Please share an experience that demonstrates how you have collaborated with others. (200 words)

Describe your future goal(s). Reflect on your past experiences and describe how these experiences will shape your goal(s). (200 words)

Tell us about any specific reason(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (250 words)

Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words)
this prompt was only (150 words) for me:

Tell us about any specific reason(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine
 
Haven’t gotten the secondary yet.

Got it like 30 seconds later.
 
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Super new to SDN and I unfortunately do not know who to tag:

The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines equity as recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. It is an ongoing process, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures. Consider your abilities, insights, and previous experiences and then tell us about your ability to promote equity. (200 words)

Describe a non-academic challenge you have faced and explain how you overcame it. (200 words)

From your list of "most meaningful experiences" on the AMCAS application, choose one that has been the most formative in terms of your desire for a career in medicine. Why did that experience have such meaning for you in your decision-making process? (200 words)

Please share an experience that demonstrates how you have collaborated with others. (200 words)

Describe your future goal(s). Reflect on your past experiences and describe how these experiences will shape your goal(s). (200 words)

Tell us about any specific reason(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (250 words)

Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words)
This is correct, but the word count for the “Tell us any specific reason(s)..” question is 150 words or less.

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If there are any incoming or current students at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine on this thread, please let me know if you're willing to read over my secondary responses!
 
+1 OOS Secondary Received! Hard to believe this is all finally happening.
 
"Application reviewers do not have access to your full AMCAS application with personal statement and experiences when reviewing your secondary application. "


Does this mean that we can take some pieces from the primary app and use it in our responses? Or is that still a bad idea?
 
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Secondary received OOS.
They won’t read your secondary until you’ve taken Casper and they’ve received the scores. So if you haven’t taken it yet, get on it ASAP
 
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IS secondary recieved this morning, AMCAS submitted 5/31
 
Question: I submitted both Michigan & Wake Forest today. For michigan, I have a notification that says: PRIMARY APPLICATION RECEIVED on my apply web page, but I do not have this for Wake Forest. Anyone else experiencing this?
 
Question: I submitted both Michigan & Wake Forest today. For michigan, I have a notification that says: PRIMARY APPLICATION RECEIVED on my apply web page, but I do not have this for Wake Forest. Anyone else experiencing this?
Well, if you got a secondary that means they received your primary.
The messaging styles of the schools do vary!
 
I submitted the secondary on Friday and my Casper scores said were already sent, but Wake Forest still says "awaiting documents" in the materials. Is that normal?
 
I submitted the secondary on Friday and my Casper scores said were already sent, but Wake Forest still says "awaiting documents" in the materials. Is that normal?
Are all of your letters of recommendation submitted? One of mine isn't so it says that for me.
 
all my materials are complete (LORs, Casper, MCAT) but it still says awaiting materials
 
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I submitted the secondary on Friday and my Casper scores said were already sent, but Wake Forest still says "awaiting documents" in the materials. Is that normal?
A human at the schools needs to match these things up with your account. It takes time.
 
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Can anyone post the secondary topics? are they the same as the 2024 cycle's?
Super new to SDN and I unfortunately do not know who to tag:

The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines equity as recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. It is an ongoing process, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures. Consider your abilities, insights, and previous experiences and then tell us about your ability to promote equity. (200 words)

Describe a non-academic challenge you have faced and explain how you overcame it. (200 words)

From your list of "most meaningful experiences" on the AMCAS application, choose one that has been the most formative in terms of your desire for a career in medicine. Why did that experience have such meaning for you in your decision-making process? (200 words)

Please share an experience that demonstrates how you have collaborated with others. (200 words)

Describe your future goal(s). Reflect on your past experiences and describe how these experiences will shape your goal(s). (200 words)

Tell us about any specific reason(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (150 words)

Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words)
 
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To play it safe I would wait to send your letters to that school until your secondary essays and casper are done and ready to be sent in. Not sure how committee letters work (non-trad) but if you are able to coordinate a swift completion of your application where everything is sent in at the same time (committee letter, individual letters, secondary essays, etc.) I think that would be ideal.
I disagree with this tactic, @stew_md
An applicant should submit everything they can that is within their control (secondary essays, CASPer)
The timing of the sending of the committee letter is something you have no control over, and is often the last thing to arrive.
When the letters arrive, your file will be complete and ready to review, and the school won't be waiting on the applicant for anything at that point.
 
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Anyone else having trouble to check their status of their secondary app? I got an email from WF sending me a link saying “check your status here” but when I clicked on it, it says error. I also can’t find a status page when I actually log on
 
Anyone else having trouble to check their status of their secondary app? I got an email from WF sending me a link saying “check your status here” but when I clicked on it, it says error. I also can’t find a status page when I actually log on
I only see the checklist portion on the confirmation screen (submitted secondary on 6/28), still says waiting on MCAT/CASPer/LORs but I assume they're just slowly matching those things to each app!
 
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How is everyone going about the new prompt "1. The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines equity as recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. It is an ongoing process, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures. Consider your abilities, insights, and previous experiences and then tell us about your ability to promote equity. (200 words)"

Any advice is appreciated ❤️
 
Has anyone else had this problem too? My application says it is missing materials like CASPER but my CASPER was sent a long time ago
 
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