Albany Medical College Secondary Application Prompts

Albany Medical College Secondary Application

Albany Medical College Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  1. If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, what do you believe are the major reasons for not being accepted and what have you done since to overcome these concerns? (1,000 characters)
  2. Describe yourself: (1,000 characters)
  3. Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.(1,000 characters)
  4. Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any extended gaps in activity/employment in your post-graduate history.(1,000 characters)
  5. Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1,000 characters)
  6. In the “Work and Activities” section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1,000 characters)
Additionally, Albany Medical College required students to take the CASPer exam. 

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  • Try to submit your secondary applications within 2 weeks of receiving them.
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Albany Medical College Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018
  1. Optional: If you are interested in obtaining the MD/Ph.D. or the MD/MBA degrees, please check the corresponding box. The application for the Ph.D. is submitted after the second year of the MD program; the application for the MBA is submitted after acceptance to the MD program. Please note that admittance to the MD program does not guarantee admittance to either of these programs.
  2. Situational: If you have previously applied to the Albany Medical College, indicate the year(s) and the disposition of your application. (Check all boxes that apply)
  3. If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then? (1,000 characters)
  4. Describe yourself. (1,000 characters)
  5. Optional: Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores. (1,000 characters)
  6. Situational: Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history. (1,000 characters)
  7. Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1,000 characters)
  8. In the “Work and Activities” section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1,000 character limit) + additional personal info/ letters of rec information.
Albany Medical College Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
  1. If you have previously applied to Albany Medical College or another medical school and were not accepted, how have you spent the intervening time? (1000 characters)
  2. Describe yourself (1000 characters)
  3. Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores. (1000 characters)
  4. Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history. (1000 characters)
  5. Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1000 characters)
  6. In the “Work and Activities” section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1000 characters)
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