Johns Hopkins Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

By June 4, 2019 June 18th, 2019 Secondary Essay Prompts

Johns Hopkins Medical School secondary application

Johns Hopkins Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  1. If you took a gap year, please describe (700 characters)
  2. If you took time off during undergrad, please describe (700 characters)  
  3. List academic awards (600 characters) 
  4. Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. (900 characters)
  5. Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 characters)
  6. Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 characters)
  7. Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 characters)
  8. The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity), or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it. (1100 characters)

MSTP (MD/PhD):

  1. Please list your area(s) of interest in graduate study. These may be general and/or specific: (270 characters)
  2. If you are planning to defer admission, please explain why (180 characters)
  3. Foreign language proficiency
  4. List names of ppl writing MD/PhD letters for you.

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Johns Hopkins Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018
  1. If you have already received your bachelor’s degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year. (700 characters)
  2. If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time. (700 characters)
  3. List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college (600 characters)
  4. Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. (900 characters)
  5. Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 characters)
  6. Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 characters)
  7. Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 characters)
  8. The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity), or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it. (1100 characters)
  9. If applying to the dual MD/MBA program, please describe your reasons for wishing to obtain this degree. (1100 characters)
Johns Hopkins Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
  1. Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. (900 characters)

  2. Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 characters)

  3. Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 characters)

  4. Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 characters)

  5. The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity), or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it. (1100 characters)

  6. If applying to the dual MD/MBA program, please describe your reasons for wishing to obtain this degree. (1100 characters)

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