Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts & Tips

Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts & Tips

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    Every medical school student and alumnus we have met from Drexel University College of Medicine has absolutely loved his or her experience there! Drexel is a very popular medical school students both from the east coast and California apply to. It is important to convey why you would be a great fit for the Drexel University community on your Drexel School of Medicine secondary application. Drexel is a community-oriented school, and it is important to talk about how you have been involved with your local community. Additionally, you should write how you want to contribute to the Philadelphia community, where Drexel is located.

    Read our other Drexel School of Medicine secondary application tips below for advice on how to answer each question. While Drexel previously did not have any secondary questions, the admissions office now gives students an opportunity to share additional information. 

    Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has a strong track record of helping our mentees receive acceptances to Drexel Medical School for the past several years. Make sure to ask us any questions you have about what to emphasize on your Drexel secondary essays.  We can also help you personalize your secondary through our secondary essay editing packages

    Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Questions: 2021 – 2022

    1. If you are a recent graduate, please tell us what you have been doing since graduation. If you have not yet graduated, please discuss your current activities and engagements. We understand that it may have been difficult to obtain clinical or volunteer service experiences during the pandemic; therefore, be sure to discuss any traditional and /or nontraditional clinical exposures and volunteering experiences that you have done during this time.
    2. What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? You can use this space to highlight something not addressed in your application, including new experiences not in your AMCAS application. You can also talk about how COVID -19 impacted you. For example, it may have caused disruptions or changes in your plans. If there is something you would like to share regarding how this event impacted you, share that information here. (1,000 words max)

    Tips to Answer Drexel Secondary Questions

     
    Drexel Secondary Application Tip #1: Take advantage of the essentially no word limit. No, that does not mean you have to submit 2 page answers for each question. But, we hear of students who submit a few sentences for their responses, and we think this is a wasted opportunity to stand out!

    Drexel Secondary Application Tip #2: For the Drexel School of Medicine secondary application question, “If you are a recent graduate, please tell us what you have been doing since graduation. If you have not yet graduated, please discuss your current activities and engagements. We understand that it may have been difficult to obtain clinical or volunteer service experiences during the pandemic; therefore, be sure to discuss any traditional and /or nontraditional clinical exposures and volunteering experiences that you have done during this time.

    • Make sure you don’t forget any of your activities. Some students think they should not write about non-clinical work experiences. But, we our Cracking Med School Admissions team absolutely encourages talking about non-clinical and clinical experiences.
    • We typically recommend students to write at least 3 sentences about each activity.
    • Highlight leadership and initiatives you have with each activity, if applicable.

    Drexel Secondary Application Tip #3: Include stories. For example, you can discuss a memorable patient story from one of your activities in the last year. Or, if you are a science teacher in elementary schools, you can talk about one of your favorite classes to teach! The goal is to paint a story and allow the reader to visualize you in action making a difference in your community.  

    Drexel Secondary Application Tip #4: For the Drexel School of Medicine secondary application question, “What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? You can use this space to highlight something not addressed in your application, including new experiences not in your AMCAS application. You can also talk about how COVID -19 impacted you. For example, it may have caused disruptions or changes in your plans. If there is something you would like to share regarding how this event impacted you, share that information here,” we think you can write “Why Drexel” and/or other information you feel that is relevant for the admissions committee to learn more about you. If you have experiences in Philadelphia or urban health, we recommend students to write about those experiences here if they haven’t already in other Drexel secondary essays.

    Drexel Secondary Application Tip #5: Get our help to tailor your Drexel School of Medicine secondary application essays so that you can stand out through our secondary essay packages. Have questions? Contact us below.

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    Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Questions: 2020 - 2021

    1. If you are a recent graduate, please tell us what you have been doing since graduation. You may answer “Not applicable”. (No word limit)
    2. What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? You can use this space to highlight something not addressed in your application, including new experiences not in your AMCAS application. You can also talk about how COVID -19 impacted you. For example, it may have caused disruptions or changes in your plans. If there is something you would like to share regarding how this event impacted you, share that information here. (500 words max)

    Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Questions: 2019 – 2020

    1. If you are a recent graduate, please tell us what you have been doing since graduation. You may answer “Not applicable”. (No word limit)
    2. (Optional) What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? Please use this space to highlight something not addressed in your application, including new experiences not in your AMCAS application. (200 words max)

    Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Questions: 2018 – 2019

    1. We at Drexel University College of Medicine have a rich history and a valued mission. Each individual contributes to, supports and enriches our community. Please share with us how you plan on contributing to our College. (200 words max)
    2. (Optional) What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? Please use this space to highlight something not addressed in your application, including new experiences not in your AMCAS application. (200 words max)

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    Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Questions: 2017 – 2018

    1. We at Drexel University College of Medicine have a rich history and a valued mission. Each individual contributes to, supports and enriches our community. Please share with us how you plan on contributing to our College. (200 words max)
    2. (Optional) What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? Please use this space to highlight something not addressed in your application, including new experiences not in your AMCAS application. (200 words max)

    Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Questions: 2016 – 2017

    1. We at Drexel University College of Medicine have a rich history and a valued mission. Each individual contributes to, supports and enriches our community. Please share with us how you plan on contributing to our College. (200 words max)
    2. (Optional) What else do you feel is important for us to know about you? Please use this space to highlight something not addressed in your application, including new experiences not in your AMCAS application. (200 words max)

    Drexel School of Medicine Secondary Application Questions: 2015 – 2016

    There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2015-2016 cycle.

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