Category: Secondary Essay Prompts

how to write an autobiography for medical school

How To Write An Autobiography For Medical School

Among all medical school secondaries, the autobiography prompt is likely one of the toughest to write. This prompt asks applicants to describe their previous background and life experiences in one cohesive essay often rivaling the length of a personal statement. Schools which ask for autobiographies in their secondaries include Vanderbilt

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Why this medical school secondary essay example - Cracking Med School Admissions Success Tips

“Why this Medical School?” Secondary Essay Example

Medical schools want to recruit students who embody their institution’s values and would quickly thrive once accepted. One way to prove that you fit this criterion is by writing an outstanding “why this medical school” secondary essay. This prompt asks you to explain why you are applying to a specific

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Medical School Secondary Essays Prompts 2019

Medical School Secondary Essays 2019 Prompts

Medical School Secondary Essays 2019 Prompts Hello Medical School Applicants! We know it’s annoying to scroll through numerous websites and blog posts to look for current and previous secondary prompts. The Cracking Med School Admissions team compiled as many medical school secondary essays 2019 prompts and made it available in

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Albany Medical College Secondary Application

Albany Medical College Secondary Application Prompts

Albany Medical College Secondary Application Albany Medical College Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 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)

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Boston University Medical School Secondary Application

Boston University Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

Boston university medical school secondary application Boston University Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 Educational History: Did you go on to college directly after high school?* Yes/No. If no, explain (1400 characters) Are you expecting to go on to medical school directly after completing your undergraduate degree?*

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Columbia Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

Columbia medical school secondary application Columbia Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words) In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 characters) If you have graduated from college, please

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Cornell Medical School Secondary Application

Cornell Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

Cornell medical school secondary application Cornell Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 If you are not attending college during the upcoming (2018-2019) academic year, what are your plans? (200 words) Please write a brief statement giving your reasons for applying to Weill Cornell Medical College. (200 words)

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Drexel Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts

Drexel Medical School Secondary Prompts

Drexel medical school secondary application Drexel Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019   “If you are a recent graduate, please tell us what you have been doing since graduation.” (no word limit) Optional: “What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? Please

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Duke University Medical School Secondary Application

Duke University Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

Duke university medical school secondary application Duke University Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 Tell us more about who you are. You may provide additional information that expands your self-identity where gender identification, racial and/or ethnic self description, geographic origin, socioeconomic, academic, and/or other characteristics that define

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University of Washington Medical School Secondary Application

University of Washington Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

University of Washington Medical School secondary application University of Washington Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 An autobiographical statement which should include (250 word limit) the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician your prior experiences in health care steps taken to explore a

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George Washington Medical School Secondary Application

GW Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

GW medical school secondary application GW (George Washington) Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 Please provide the Admissions Committee with a brief summary of your activities, academics, employment or other occupations to account for full-time activity (approx. 30-40 hours/week) for the 2018-2019 application cycle, or from the

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Howard University Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts

Howard University Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

Howard University medical school secondary application Howard University Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018 No word limit indicated for each essay.  The Howard University College of Medicine strives to ensure that its students become respectful physicians who embrace all dimensions of caring for the whole person. Please

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Harvard Secondary Medical School Application Prompts

Harvard Secondary medical school application Harvard Secondary Medical School Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 Pathways (Traditional MD) Essay Prompts: If you have already graduated, briefly (4000 characters max) summarize your activities since graduation. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity, not addressed elsewhere in

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Johns Hopkins Medical School Secondary Application

Johns Hopkins Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

Johns Hopkins Medical School secondary application Johns Hopkins Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019 If you took a gap year, please describe (700 characters) If you took time off during undergrad, please describe (700 characters)   List academic awards (600 characters)  Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel

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how to write an autobiography for medical school

How To Write An Autobiography For Medical School

Among all medical school secondaries, the autobiography prompt is likely one of the toughest to write. This prompt asks applicants to describe their previous background and life experiences in one cohesive essay often rivaling the length of a personal statement. Schools which ask for autobiographies in their secondaries include Vanderbilt

Read More »
Building a premed resume that stands out

Building A Premed Resume That Stands Out

Whether you are first starting out in college and looking to apply to research or volunteering positions or preparing your application to medical school, making sure you have a premed resume that stands out is essential.  While you may have had a resume that you used in high school, a

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Why this medical school secondary essay example - Cracking Med School Admissions Success Tips

“Why this Medical School?” Secondary Essay Example

Medical schools want to recruit students who embody their institution’s values and would quickly thrive once accepted. One way to prove that you fit this criterion is by writing an outstanding “why this medical school” secondary essay. This prompt asks you to explain why you are applying to a specific

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Premed Timeline - Planning Your Medical School Application

Premed Timeline: Planning For Medical School Applications

If you want to become a doctor, you need to understand the medical school application timeline and create your own premed timeline.  This includes planning your courses,  strategizing your extracurriculars, and preparing your medical school application. In this blog post, we detail important tips every premed student should know in

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CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team

CASPer Test Tips: Here’s What You Need To Know

What is the CASPer test? CASPer, or “Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristic,” is a test required by certain medical schools used to assess your personal and professional reasoning skills. The test is designed to measure certain core competencies specified by the AAMC including teamwork, cultural competency, ethical responsibility, communication,

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How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Your medical school personal statement is an opportunity to display your character traits, ambitions, and narrative in a way that your extracurriculars and academic metrics cannot. With 5300-characters to answer the prompt “use the space provided to explain why you want to go to medical school,” many pre-meds fail to

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Premed Spotlight - Biotech Research Internship

Premed Spotlight: Biotech Research Internship in Japan

Written by: Nicholas Nguyen, Northeastern University Hitachi Central Research Lab in Japan During my senior year of college, I worked at Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory, a biotechnology company, in Japan. My main project was the Lumione, a device capable of measuring biological contaminants in medicine. Just the year prior, I

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BS MD Programs

BS MD Programs: Everything You Need To Know

One option for attending medical school is to get accepted into a BS MD program or BA MD program. This blog post will go over a lot of information about both options so that you can determine whether applying to a BA MD program or BS MD program is right

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How To Shadow A Doctor - Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions

How To Shadow A Doctor

One important aspect of your medical school application should be clinical experiences. One common way premeds learn about different specialties and experience the doctor-patient relationship firsthand is through shadowing doctors.  Shadowing a doctor is a great way to learn about the practical realities of medicine while showing medical schools your understanding

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how to write an autobiography for medical school

How To Write An Autobiography For Medical School

Among all medical school secondaries, the autobiography prompt is likely one of the toughest to write. This prompt asks applicants to describe their previous background and life experiences in one cohesive essay often rivaling the length of a personal statement. Schools which ask for autobiographies in their secondaries include Vanderbilt

Read More »
Building a premed resume that stands out

Building A Premed Resume That Stands Out

Whether you are first starting out in college and looking to apply to research or volunteering positions or preparing your application to medical school, making sure you have a premed resume that stands out is essential.  While you may have had a resume that you used in high school, a

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Why this medical school secondary essay example - Cracking Med School Admissions Success Tips

“Why this Medical School?” Secondary Essay Example

Medical schools want to recruit students who embody their institution’s values and would quickly thrive once accepted. One way to prove that you fit this criterion is by writing an outstanding “why this medical school” secondary essay. This prompt asks you to explain why you are applying to a specific

Read More »
Premed Timeline - Planning Your Medical School Application

Premed Timeline: Planning For Medical School Applications

If you want to become a doctor, you need to understand the medical school application timeline and create your own premed timeline.  This includes planning your courses,  strategizing your extracurriculars, and preparing your medical school application. In this blog post, we detail important tips every premed student should know in

Read More »
CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team

CASPer Test Tips: Here’s What You Need To Know

What is the CASPer test? CASPer, or “Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristic,” is a test required by certain medical schools used to assess your personal and professional reasoning skills. The test is designed to measure certain core competencies specified by the AAMC including teamwork, cultural competency, ethical responsibility, communication,

Read More »
How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Your medical school personal statement is an opportunity to display your character traits, ambitions, and narrative in a way that your extracurriculars and academic metrics cannot. With 5300-characters to answer the prompt “use the space provided to explain why you want to go to medical school,” many pre-meds fail to

Read More »
Premed Spotlight - Biotech Research Internship

Premed Spotlight: Biotech Research Internship in Japan

Written by: Nicholas Nguyen, Northeastern University Hitachi Central Research Lab in Japan During my senior year of college, I worked at Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory, a biotechnology company, in Japan. My main project was the Lumione, a device capable of measuring biological contaminants in medicine. Just the year prior, I

Read More »
BS MD Programs

BS MD Programs: Everything You Need To Know

One option for attending medical school is to get accepted into a BS MD program or BA MD program. This blog post will go over a lot of information about both options so that you can determine whether applying to a BA MD program or BS MD program is right

Read More »
How To Shadow A Doctor - Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions

How To Shadow A Doctor

One important aspect of your medical school application should be clinical experiences. One common way premeds learn about different specialties and experience the doctor-patient relationship firsthand is through shadowing doctors.  Shadowing a doctor is a great way to learn about the practical realities of medicine while showing medical schools your understanding

Read More »