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Boston University Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

By July 2, 2018 May 2nd, 2019 Secondary Essay Prompts

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Boston University Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019

Educational History:

  1. Did you go on to college directly after high school?* Yes/No. If no, explain (1400 characters)
  2. Are you expecting to go on to medical school directly after completing your undergraduate degree?* (Post bac work is NOT considered undergraduate. If attending a post bac program prior to entering medical school, the answer is NO and should be explained.) If you took gap year(s), please use this space to explain what you have been doing prior to applying to medical school. Yes/No. If no, explain: For example, attending post bac or other graduate program, working, traveling, etc. (1400 characters)
  3. If you have spent more than 4 years as an undergraduate, please explain below. (You may skip this question if you have graduated within 4 years.) (1400 characters)
  4. Please provide a narrative or timeline to describe any features of your educational history that you think may be of particular interest to us. For example, have you lived in another country or experienced a culture unlike your own, or worked in a field that contributed to your understanding of people unlike yourself? Or, have you experienced advanced training in any area, including the fields of art, music, or sports? This is an opportunity to describe learning experiences that may not be covered in other areas of this application or your AMCAS application. It is not necessary to write anything in this section. (2000 Characters)

Optional Section:

  1. Optional Essay: Use the space below to provide additional information you feel will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your strengths as a candidate for a career in medicine. This should include only information NOT already included in your AMCAS or other sections of the BUSM Supplemental Application. Most applicants leave this blank. (3000 characters)
  2. Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center Connection: List any personal connection(s) you have at Boston University School of Medicine or Boston Medical Center, or any other part of Boston University. Please provide NameDepartment, and Relationship below (2-3 sentences) (200 characters)

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To Stand Out?

  1. Did you go on to college directly after high school? If no, explain (1400 characters)
  2. Are you expecting to go on to medical school directly after completing your undergraduate degree? If no, explain (1400 characters)

Optional:

  1. If you have spent more than 4 years as an undergraduate, please explain below. (1400 characters)
  2. Please provide a narrative or timeline to describe any features of your educational history that you think may be of particular interest to us. (2000 characters)
  3. Use the space below to provide additional information you feel will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your strengths as a candidate for a career in medicine. (3000 characters)
  4. This section may be used by re-applicants who wish to highlight specific areas of their application or to outline specific changes since their last application. (3000 characters)
  5. There are also boxes to explain lack of committee letter or substitute letters (2000 characters each)
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