Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts

Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts

Baylor Secondary Application Essay Prompts by Year
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    NOTE: Baylor changed its essays from previous years in the current application cycle.

    In the 2021-2022 medical school cycle, Baylor switched from using the AMCAS application to using the TMDSAS application. The Baylor College of Medicine secondary application is short, BUT it’s important to highlight your strengths as an application. Read below for our Cracking Med School Admissions tips to answer your Baylor College of Medicine secondary essays! 

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    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2022 - 2023

    NOTE: Baylor changed its essay prompts from previous years.

    1. In addition to training as a competent physician, please select up to two additional areas of interest from the items below that you may want to pursue during your medical studies. Your responses will have no bearing on applications to joint degrees or special programs to which you might also apply. What knowledge, skills and attitudes have you developed that have prepared you for this career path? (1000 characters)
      • Clinical Research

      • Healthcare/disparities/medical undeserved communities

      • Academic Medicine

      • Community Health

      • Simulation in medical education

      • Health systems science

      • Telehealth

      • Advocacy

    2. Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat TMDSAS or AMCAS application information. This section is mandatory. Please make sure you submit an essay or your application will not be reviewed by the committee. (2000 characters)
    3. Are you planning to matriculate into medical school immediately after completing your undergraduate education? If not, please explain what activities and/or careers you have pursued in the time between your college education and your application. (2000 characters)

    2. Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat TMDSAS or AMCAS application information. This section is mandatory. Please make sure you submit an essay or your application will not be reviewed by the committee.

     

    Tips to Answer Baylor Secondary Essays

     
    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Tip #1: Baylor College of Medicine is an innovative school. Reflect how you’ve been innovative in your endeavors, whether it’s through writing composition or your research. 

    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Tip #2: Baylor has enough space where you should add “Why Baylor” in at least one place throughout the secondary essay. Some students opt to talk about their extra-curricular activities and “Why Baylor” for their Baylor secondary response. Read more about how to answer “Why this medical school” essays. Read our Cracking Baylor College of Medicine school profile to get detailed information about Baylor’s medical school curriculum and culture. 

    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Tip #3: Answer as many Baylor secondary questions as possible. Each question is an opportunity for you to tell more about why you’re an awesome applicant! 

    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Tip #4: Have questions about how you can stand out? Contact us below. Need editing help on your secondary? We can help you through our secondary essay packages

    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2021 – 2022

    1. Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat TMDSAS or AMCAS application information. (2,000 characters max)

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    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2020 – 2021

    1. If you have taken a gap year(s), please explain what you have been, or will be, doing since graduating from your undergrad institution. (2,000 characters max)
    2. Is becoming a physician a second career for you? If so, what was your first career choice? (2,000 characters max)
    3. Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information. (2,000 characters max)

    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2019 – 2020

    1. If you have taken a gap year(s), please explain what you have been, or will be, doing since graduating from your undergrad institution. (2,000 characters max)
    2. Is becoming a physician a second career for you? If so, what was your first career choice? (2,000 characters max)
    3. (Required) Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information. (2,000 characters max)

    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019

    1. Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information. (2,000 characters max)
    2. (Optional) What did you do during your gap year? (2,000 characters max)
    3. (Optional) Is becoming a physician a second career for you? If so, what was your first career choice? (If yes, 2,000 characters max)
    MSTP Essay Prompts
    1. Please describe your primary research Interests for the PhD portion of dual degree training including potential Baylor College of Medicine or Rice University faculty with whom you would like to work. (This will not limit final research project or mentor selection). (2,000 characters max)

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    Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018

    1. Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information. (2,000 characters max)
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