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  1. skyhawkd

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    I want to start preparing for secondaries and am looking for information on the following schools:

    George Washington
    UCLA
    Stanford
    U of Colorado
    Jefferson
    Penn State
    NYMC

    If anyone has old secondary requirements or remember interview stuff, I'd love to know.
     
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    you sent me an essay to read
    but you didn't allow me to contact you (either via PM or email).

    i had no choice but to delete your essay from my pile.
     
  4. skyhawkd

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    Whoops <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
    Looks like I'll have to change my settings...
    Thanks for trying though. I hope you enjoyed the essay.
     
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    Whoops <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
    Looks like I'll have to change my settings...
    Thanks for trying though. I hope you enjoyed the essay.
     
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    you'll have to send it to me again, cause i deleted it. sorry!
     
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    Don't worry about it... I've already submitted it.
    The settings thing does explain why no one replied. I thought no one liked it :)
     
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    <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=012460#000002" target="_blank">Secondaries</a>

    <a href="http://www.geocities.com/lvnh6791/paperamcas2002.htm" target="_blank">online secondaries from last year</a>

    to change your settings, go to your profile, click "edit profile", scroll down, and enable private messages. :)
     
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    Thanks Foxy!
    That's perfect. I knew I couldn't have been the first person to want to start secondaries early.
    Thanks again... :)
     
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    Hello. I thought I would copy this over for convenience. If anyone can supplement and/or amend the list for accuracy it would be greatly appreciated.

    Originally posted by baylor21:
    I found a post on the PR board about secondary questions, so I thought I would post it over here as well. Theres a list of secondary essay questions for a bunch of different schools. Keep in mind that I did notice a few discrepancies on a couple of the schools (Rochester) so this is subject to change for this application cycle. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

    Also, if anyone notes any obvious errors, please post them on this thread.

    Columbia&#8212; 1. What satisfactions do you expect to receive from your activities as a physician? 2. In what collegiate extracurricular activities did you engage? 3. Please list collegiate honors, awards, and memberships in honorary societies. 4. About how many hours per week, if any, did you spend in work for which you were recompensed during the college year? What sort of work did you do (include summer employment)? 5. Tell why education has been disrupted if applicable.

    Cornell&#8212;brief statement on why Cornell (two lines) and brief statement on career plans in medicine (two lines)

    Dartmouth&#8212; 1. Please indicate what you are doing during the 1999-00 academic year. If in school, list courses. If working, let us know something about the nature of your job. 2. Please share with us something about yourself that is not addressed elsewhere in your application and which could be helpful to the Admissions Committee as we review your file.

    Einstein&#8212;describe extra-curricular and community service activities from amcas application. (can attach separate paper)

    Georgetown&#8212;Why have you chosen to apply to Georgetown and how do you think your education at Georgetown will prepare you to become a physician for the future?

    George Washington&#8212; 1. Describe nonscholastic activities in which you have invested a considerable amount of time for the following two areas: a)activities and hobbies for personal development, fun, relaxation, and/or stress reduction and b)activities in which you have given community service or helped others in a one-to-one relationship 2. If not in school, please indicate activities, coursework, employment, etc to account for full-time involvement. 3. Describe long term career goals: where do you see yourself in 10 years? Describe who or what you feel has influenced you in that direction. Describe the activities that you have been involved in that support your stated interest. 4. All careers in medicine involve both science and people. While we expect all physicians to be capable in both areas, which aspect of medicine do you think will be most important to you PERSONALLY in your medical future? 5. Many of you will have multiple acceptances to medical school. Briefly detail the considerations that will be important to you in deciding whether to accept our offer of a position.

    Jefferson&#8212;application just asks you to check off some boxes and send them a check

    Maryland&#8212; 1. Has education been continuous other than for vacations? 2. Describe independent research or study. 3. Describe a)activities pursued for fun, relaxation, and/or stress reduction b)activities related to community service or helping others in one-to-one relationship. 4. Describe type of communities in which you have lived. 5. Describe how you picked your undergraduate school and current major area of study. 6. Describe your long term career goals. What has been the major influence in your life that has influenced you in that direction? Describe any activities that you have been involved in that support your stated goal.

    MCP Hahnemann&#8212;Fill in the blanks secondary.

    Mount Sinai&#8212; 1. Describe a way in which you've taken initiative or exhibited leadership. 2. Expand on any part of your application which you feel would be helpful in appraising you as an individual, or indicate the reasons for your specific interest in Mount Sinai.

    NYU&#8212;Explain key motivational factors in your decision to apply to medical school.

    Pitt&#8212; 1. Describe a personal experience which resulted in a substantial moral or ethical dilemma. What was the outcome? We are reluctant to accept assertions that you have never encountered such a situation. Please do not address cheating in an academic setting. (250 words or less) 2. Optional essay. The recruitment of a diverse student body is a major goal of the U of Pitt's Med school admissions committee. Please tell us whether facets of your life and education to date would contribute to the achievement of this foal. Such facets might include your early education, socioeconomic status, culture, race/ethnicity and work experience. Penn&#8212;fill in the blanks and send them a check secondary

    Rochester&#8212;Describe a situation where your values or ethics were challenged, and how you resolved your dilemma. (1 page)

    Temple&#8212;For out of state people&#8212;Supplemental personal statement indicating and explaining special interest in Temple.

    NOTE: "(None)" = no essays; "(Open)" = AMCAS-like personal statement.
    Albany Medical College: (None)

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine: (None, but they send you an essay question with your invitation to interview: "Describe any project undertaken in college or elsewhere that you think was especially significant in your decision to seek a career in medicine.")

    Baylor University: (1.) "What aspiration, experiences, or relatioship have motivated you toward a career in medicine"; (2.) "Describe your most significant non-sciencetfic activities and how you use your leisure time"; (3.) "Describe your most significant research and medically-related experiences and list any awards accomplishments of which you are especially proud. If MD-PhD applicant, describe how these experience led you to consider a career in biomedical sciences"; (4.) "Indicate any special contributions, unusual factors or other information which you feel would be helpful in evaluating you"

    Boston University: (None)

    Case Western Reserve University: A significant experience in your life Columbia University: "What satisfactions do you expect to gain from you career as a physician". (handwritten; BTW, the secreatries in the office said you can add as many pages as I wanted, so don't feel compelled to use the tiny space provided.)

    Cornell University: (1.) "(BRIEFLY) Please indicate why you chose to apply to Cornell"; (2.) "(BREIFLY) Please state your current career plans in medicine"

    Dartmouth: (1.) "Please indicate what you are doing during the 1997-98 academic year. If in school, list courses. If working, let us know something about the nature of your job." (2.) Where do you see yourself at the mid-point of your medical career? (3.) "What personal traits and characteristics will you bring to medicine?" (4.) "Please share with us something about yourself that may not be addressed elsewhere in your application and which could be helpful to the Admissions Committee as we review your file."

    Duke University: (1.) "What aspects of Duke's medical program interest you and why?" (2.) "Describe your most relevant experience with medicine." (3.) "Among activities listed on AMCAS, which has had the most impact and why. (4.) "Briefly describe an important event or person in your life. How has your life changed, if at all (1000 words or less)"

    East Virginia Medical College: (1.) Describe your exposure to medicine; (2.) What do you think you would like (most/least)about medicine?; (3.) Why East Virginia?; (4.) What will you be doing in ten years?

    Emory University: (Open)

    Finch University/Chicago Med.: (Open)

    George Washington University: (1.) If you aren't attending school immediately preceding matriculation, what are you going to do? (2.) Explain what you think of the role of an Honor Code in your education. (3.) Explain your long term career goals. (4.) If you had to choose between multi-accepts, why would you choose George Washington?

    Georgetown University: "Why have you chosen to apply to Georgetown University School of Medicine, and how do you think your education at Georgetown will prepare you to become a physician for the future?"

    Harvard University: (Open)

    Johns Hopkins University: (1.) in addition to a standard personal statement and a few mini-essays: (2.) why you chose your college and major; (3.) what fields of medicine are you interested in and why; (4.) and describe an important expereience.

    Loma Linda: Do you drink or smoke? What is your religious affiliation? Describe the extent of knowledge you have about Loma Linda. What makes Loma Linda attractive to you? What traits make you a desirable candidate for Loma Linda? Additionally, you must submit personal character evaluations to references of your choice.

    Loyola: (1.) "What do you consider a valuable experience in your personal development? This might be a decision you have made, an achievement, or a person who has influenced your life"; (2.) Describe briefly how you have dealt with a personal or academic problem you have encountered."; (3.) "How did you reach you decision to enter medicine? Describe your participaton in any health care or other activity which reinforced you decision"; (4.) "What self-education, research, or independent scholastic work have you undertaken and what do you fell you have accmplished in this work"; (5.) "If you will not be enrolled as a full-time student during the currect academic year, please explain what you will be doing prior to your planned matriculation in medical school."; (6.) Update your AMCAS App. Medical College of

    PA/Allegheny/Hahnemann: (None)

    Mount Sinai: (Open)

    New York Medical College: (None)

    New York University: (Open)

    Northwestern University: (1.) "What are your best attributes; why medicine"; (2.) "Describe two or three important accomplishment or projects in which you take particular pride. It would be help for you to include in your discussion what you have learned about your capabilities and your limitations from having participated in these projects"; (3.) (open)

    St. Louis University: (1.) "Why do you want to study medicine?"; (2.) "You may also make other statements you feel are important to advance your candidacy."

    Stanford University: (Autobiographical)

    SUNY-Brooklyn: There was an essay question on the secondary, however, it was only for certain applicants. The question is: "If you are not from the NYC metropolitan area, describe what personal experiences prepared you to live and study in NYC, and what will be your personal support system?"

    SUNY-Buffalo: There were no essay questions on
    the secondary application. If invited for an interview, interviewees are given ten minutes to write an essay on a topic that is chosen by the admissions commiteee at random. Topic changes frequently.

    SUNY-Stony Brook: There were three essay questions:
    (1)"In your opinion, what contemporary medical issue needs to be addressed in the US healthcare system and why?"
    (2)"What non-medically related experience has been most influential in your life?"
    (3)"In your intellectual development and preparation for a medical career, which non-science college course has been most valuable? Why?"

    SUNY-Syracuse: "If you earned a baccalaureate degree on or before June 1997, please indicate your plans for the 1997-98 academic year." T

    Thomas Jefferson University: (None)

    Tufts University: (1.) Describe your medical exposure; (2.) Why tufts; (3.) "Please describe experiences, events, or persons that have been important in you personal development" UC-Irvine: "How will managed care change medicine"

    UCLA: (Autobiography)

    University of Chicago: (1.) "Relate an experience in which you felt you truly helped someone"; (2.) "If you pursued research as part of your college experience (or summer experience), what did you learn from this that makes this type of endeavor worth recommending to others?"; (3.) "What is a difficult or challenging situation that you have encountered and how did you deal with it? In response, identify both the coping skills that you called upon to resolve the dilemma, and the support person(s) who you turned to for advice?"; (4.) "Most individuals live by a system of values and beliefs which serve as a guiding principle for daily living. What influences have been particularly important to you? Please describe both values and influences?"

    University of Maryland: (1.) Briefly described why you chose your undergrad school and major. (2.) Describe any academic problems you have had. (3.) List activities you pursue to relax, have fun. (4.). Describe the communities in which you have lived. (5.) Describe your long term career goals.

    University of Pittsburgh: "Describe a personal experience that challenged your ethical or moral values. What was the outcome? Limit your response to 250 words or less. Do not discuss cheating in an academic setting. "

    University of Rochester: (None)

    University of Southern California: (1.) "If you have requested ethnic/financial consideration, please explain why"; (2.) "Discuss activities you pursued during times you were not in school full-time"; (3.) "If you feel there is any other information you consider important to your candidacy, please indicate."

    University of Vermont: (1.) "Provide information about yourself and your activities since completion of your AMCAS application"; (2.) "Describe any circumstances regarding your application which you believe merit special consideration."

    University of Virginia: (1.) Why UVA; (2.) Describe yourself in 10 years; (3.) How can you contribute to UVA

    Virginia Commonwealth University: (1.) Describe the practice you envision yourself in ten years from now. (2.) an open essay of 200 words (hand-written)

    Wake Forest University: (Open)

    Washington University: (1.) "Why did you apply to Wash. U.?" (2.) "Indicate any personal relationship or experience with Wash. U."

    Yale University: (Open) ----

    Also, most schools will ask you if you've ever been convcited of anything. If so, you must explain. Many will ask you to explain any discontinuities in your education. If you're not currently in school, many schools will explicitly ask you what you're doing with your time.
     
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    Anyone know about secondary questions from U of MN schoools- both in Minneapolis and Duluth?
    (And the information posted on this thread is great! Wow- impressive!)
     
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    bump..........
     
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    that's wierd, i hardly got any of those questions on some of my secondaries, particularly for George washington and Baylor...they only had one like one question each...
     
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    This is true. Baylor's only had one question about "other interests and experiences". Also, I believe Harvard's didn't have any essays (didn't apply, so don't know for sure...).
     
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    hey spumoni, this is unrelated but i have to admit, sushmita is decent looking but there are much better looking gals ;) particularly Shilpa, mahima, aishwarya and priyanka chopra :)

    i've met shilpa and mahima in real life and have seen ash on the promotional tour in london for Taal (garbage film)...beautiful people, i met shilpa shetty thru a distant family cousin in a nearby Mannat complex, you'd be surprised at how freakishly strong she is...let's just say we armwrestled and she pretty much trashed me easily...the result was really embarrasing... she weight lifts like crazy...

    about secondaries, have you received SLU's?? If so, what do they mean about "you can make any statement you wish to the admissions committee" or some such stuff, do they angle more for how we feel we fit SLU as a good candidate for the school?? or explain why we're applying? or some such stuff? any ideas?

    cheers and best of luck with secondary apps and interviews
     
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    hey spumoni...i PMed you and wrote you here.... [BUMP]
     

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