Northwestern Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

By June 1, 2019 June 17th, 2019 Secondary Essay Prompts

Northwestern Medical School secondary application (Feinberg School of Medicine)

Feinberg Northwestern Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  1. Given the distinctive educational philosophy and integrated curriculum at FSM, describe how your personal characteristics and learning style would fit the institution. (200 words)
  2. Describe the steps you take to reduce your personal stress when confronted with difficult situations.(200 words)
  3. Feinberg’s mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education. With consideration of FSM’s goal to train future leaders in medicine, please describe your career plans and goals. Be as specific as your current thinking will allow.(200 words)
  4. (if applicable): If you have (or expect to have) a year or more between college graduation and medical school matriculation, describe your activities and/or plans. For RE-APPLICANTS: Please also address steps taken to improve your application for medical school.(200 words)
  5. Everyone has their own narrative. Please provide more detail about your selections above and how you would enrich the Northwestern community.(200 words)

MSTP (MD/PhD)

  1. Why did you choose your undergraduate major? How does the subject appeal to you? (200 words)
  2. Name a scientific paper that you have read recently that had a strong impact on you and describe what impact it had. (200 words)
  3. Discuss a current unanswered question in biomedical research that you find particularly interesting and what research you would like to see done to address it. (200 words)
  4. What is the most gratifying research experience you have had to date and why? What was the greatest obstacle you had to overcome in research and how did you overcome it? (200 words)
  5. Everyone has their own narrative. Please provide more detail about your selections above and how you would enrich the Northwestern community. (200 words)
  6. How do you envision your career after you complete your training, including residency and fellowship? What aspects of your life and career will be most satisfying? What frustrations can you envision in your future career, and how do you hope to handle them? (200 words)
  7. Please describe your current research interest as you plan your research training. (200 words)

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  • Check secondary application deadlines for each school.
  • When you receive secondaries, make deadlines for yourself about when you will complete them.
  • Try to submit your secondary applications within 2 weeks of receiving them.
  • Use the secondary application as a way to write about experiences that were not discussed in the primary application.
  • Research each school and look for professors, activities, and programs that complement your previous experiences and interests.
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Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018
  1. Given the distinctive educational philosophy and curriculum at Feinberg School of Medicine, describe how your personal characteristics and learning style would fit the institution. (200 words).
  2. Describe the steps you take to reduce your personal stress when confronted with difficult situations. (200 words)
  3. Feinberg’s mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education. With consideration of FSM’s goal to train future leaders in medicine, please describe your career plans and goals. Be as specific as your current thinking will allow. (200 words).
  4. (if applicable): If you have (or expect to have) a year or more between college graduation and medical school matriculation, describe your activities and/or plans. (200 words).
  5. Everyone has their own narrative. Please provide more detail about your selections above and how you would enrich the Northwestern community. (200 words).
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
 
  1. Given the distinctive educational philosophy and curriculum at Feinberg School of Medicine, describe how your personal characteristics and learning style would fit the institution. (200 words)
  2. Describe the coping skills (not problem solving skills) you use when confronted with difficult situations. (200 words)
  3. Describe your career plans and goals. Be as specific as your current thinking will allow. (200 words)
  4. (if applicable): If you have (or expect to have) a year or more between college graduation and medical school matriculation, describe your activities and/or plans. (200 words)
  5. If you wish, use this space to provide more detail about your selections above and how you would bring diversity to the Northwestern community. (200 words)
  6. Do you or an immediate family member have an existing relationship with the Feinberg School of Medicine? Yes No
    If the answer to the question is YES, please provide details. (75 words)
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