Ohio State Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

Ohio State medical school secondary application

Ohio State Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  • REQUIRED ESSAY FOR THOSE APPLYING TO REGULAR M.D., M.D./PhD AND THE PRIMARY CARE TRACK: The mission statement of The Ohio State University College of Medicine is to “improve people’s lives” through innovation in research, medical education, and patient care. Please describe how your past experiences predict your potential to contribute in two of these three areas. (250 words or less)
  • REQUIRED ESSAY FOR THOSE APPLYING TO REGULAR M.D., M.D./PhD AND THE PRIMARY CARE TRACK: The OSU COM Admissions vision statement states that the admissions committee will assemble a class that displays “diversity in background and thought.” Why is “diversity in background and thought” a desirable characteristic for a medical school’s student body? (250 words or less)
  • ADDITIONAL REQUIRED ESSAY ONLY FOR THOSE APPLYING TO THE PRIMARY CARE TRACK: Describe the experiences you have had in Primary Care and the influences they have had on your decision to apply to the Primary Care Track three year program. (500 words or less)
  • ADDITIONAL REQUIRED ESSAY ONLY FOR THOSE APPLYING TO THE PRIMARY CARE TRACK: “Health Is Primary” is a communications campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care, and engage patients in our healthcare system. The aim is to build a primary care system that reflects the values of family medicine, puts patients at the center of their care, and improves the health of all Americans. How do you plan to reflect the values of Family Medicine in your future career? (250 words or less)

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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.
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Ohio State Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
  1. The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s mission is to “improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care.” Briefly describe how you aspire to further this mission, in whole or in part, as a medical student or as an alumnus of this College. Please limit to 250 words.
  2. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr made the following statement: “Of all the injustices in the world, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Describe how you would like to contribute to ensuring quality healthcare for all people. Please limit to 250 words.

REQUIRED ESSAYS ONLY FOR THOSE APPLYING TO THE PRIMARY CARE TRACK:

  • Describe the experiences you have had in Primary Care and the influences they have had on your decision to apply to the Primary Care Track three year program. Please limit to 500 words.
  • “Health Is Primary” is a communications campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care, and engage patients in our healthcare system. The aim is to build a primary care system that reflects the values of family medicine, puts patients at the center of their care, and improves the health of all Americans. How do you plan to reflect the values of Family Medicine in your future career? Please limit to 250 words.
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