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OHSU Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

By May 24, 2019 June 15th, 2019 Secondary Essay Prompts

OHSU medical school secondary application

OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University) Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  1. What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? Please limit to 1500 characters.
  2. What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? Please limit to 1500 characters.
  3. Give an example of a time when you tried your best to work with a person or a group but the problems still remained. What did you learn from the experience? Please limit to 1500 characters.
  4. Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted. Please limit to 1500 characters.
  5. Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? Please limit to 1500 characters.
  6. Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. Please limit to 2000 characters.
  7. Optional: Explain your adversity in: Economic, Educational, Cultural, Family. Please limit to 4000 characters.

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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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OHSU Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018
  1. The Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine strives to ensure that its students become respectful physicians who embrace all dimensions of caring for the whole person. Please describe how your personal characteristics or life experiences will contribute to the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine community and bring educational benefits to our student body. (1000 characters)
  2. Is there any further information that you would like the Committee on Admissions to be aware of when reviewing your file that you were not able to notate in another section of this or the AMCAS Application? (1000 characters)
  3. Why have you chosen to apply to the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and how do you think your education at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)
OHSU  Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
  1. What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? (1500 char)
  2. What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? (1500 char)
  3. Give an example of a time when you tried your best to work with a person or a group but the problems still remained. What did you learn from the experience? (1500 char)
  4. Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted (1500 char)
  5. Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? (1500 char)
  6. Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. (2000 char)
  7. Optional: Explain your adversity in: Economic, Educational, Cultural, Family (4000 char)
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