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Secondary Essay Questions -- Help for new applicants

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by PeasOnToast, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. PeasOnToast

    PeasOnToast Member
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    Jun 2, 2002
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    Figured the new applicants would be interested to know what some of the essay questions on secondaries were this year.
    Hope other SDNers will add to this list if they still have copies hanging around.

    Most unique leadership experience (UCLA, Mt. Sinai)
    Problem in your life, how you dealt, who helped, what you learned (UCLA, UC Davis, Pritzker)
    Autobiographical sketch, incl. family, childhood, school years, future career goals with motivation and obstacles (UCSD)
    Personal motivational factors towards medicine, how they have influenced your preparation and goals (Stanford, Johns Hopkins)
    Detailed explanation of volunteer activities (Stanford, Johns Hopkins, UCLA)
    Level of interest in being career medical faculty (USC)
    Explanation of research experience (USC, Pritzker)
    Develop a profile of a "good" physician and how you fit this (Northwestern)
    Processes you have used to explore your commitment to medicine (Northwestern)
    Why do you want to attend our school in particular? (Northwestern, Yale, Mt. Sinai, Tufts, Georgetown)
    Experience where you truly helped someone (Pritzker)
    Values and beliefs you live by (Pritzker)
    Why you chose your undergrad school and major (Johns Hopkins)

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