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Rutgers Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

By June 3, 2019 June 18th, 2019 Secondary Essay Prompts

Rutgers Medical School Secondary Application

Rutgers Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019

 

  1. Optional: If applicable, please comment on any science grade(s) listed on your application for which you received grades lower than a B. If applicable, please comment if there is a downward trend in your science and/or total grade point average (GPA). (250 characters)
  2. Optional: Please let us know how you prepared for your most recent MCAT. If you have taken the MCAT more than once let us know if you prepared differently for prior tests. (250 characters)
  3. Provide a very short reflection of what you have learned about your preferred strategies for pursuing knowledge in areas of interest to yourself. (250 characters)
  4. Optional: If you have taken time off during your undergraduate training or if you have already graduated, please provide information to explain this time by providing a line-by-line description of activities or explanation delineated by month/year to month/year. (500 characters)
  5. Optional: Were you, or are you, employed during the school year? If so please let us know the type of work, hours worked, etc. (500 characters)
  6. Optional: Is there anything you would like to share to clarify your application? (500 characters)

Rutgers Medical School requires CASPer Assessment

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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018

Part 1

1. If applicable, please comment on any science grade(s) listed on your application for
which you received grades lower than a B. If applicable, please comment if there is a
downward trend in your science and/or total grade point average (GPA).

2. If you have taken time off during your undergraduate training or if you have already graduated, please provide
information to explain this time by providing a line-by- line description of activities or
explanation delineated by month/year to month/year.

3. If you applied as a non-resident (i.e., your legal residency is a state other than NJ), please let us know if
you grew up in NJ, attended school in NJ, have parents who reside in NJ, work in NJ, etc.

4. Please let us know how you prepared for your most recent MCAT. If you have taken the
MCAT more than once let us know if you prepared differently for prior tests.

5. Were you, or are you, employed during the school year? If so please let us know the

type of work, hours worked, etc. In addition, please indicate if you and/or your parents
are/were employed by RWJMS.

6. Is there anything you would like to share to clarify your application?

Part 2

Take CASPer or in the next series of prompts, you will reflect upon experiences, activities or accomplishments that demonstrate each of the indicated pre-professional competencies.

Your response should be limited to one paragraph and include:

-The situation where you demonstrated the competency,
-Your actions and the resulting consequence, and
-What you learned as a result of your experience(s).
Pre-professional Competencies:
1. Integrity and Ethics
2. Reliability and
3. Dependability
4. Desire to Learn
5. Commitment to serving others/volunteering
6. Social Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills
7. Cultural Competence
8. Resilience and Adaptability

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017

Part 1

1. If applicable, please comment on any science grade(s) listed on your application for
which you received grades lower than a B. If applicable, please comment if there is a
downward trend in your science and/or total grade point average (GPA).

2. If you have taken time off during your undergraduate training or if you have already graduated, please provide
information to explain this time by providing a line-by- line description of activities or
explanation delineated by month/year to month/year.

3. If you applied as a non-resident (i.e., your legal residency is a state other than NJ), please let us know if
you grew up in NJ, attended school in NJ, have parents who reside in NJ, work in NJ, etc.

4. Please let us know how you prepared for your most recent MCAT. If you have taken the
MCAT more than once let us know if you prepared differently for prior tests.

5. Were you, or are you, employed during the school year? If so please let us know the

type of work, hours worked, etc. In addition, please indicate if you and/or your parents
are/were employed by RWJMS.

6. Is there anything you would like to share to clarify your application?

Part 2

Take CASPer or in the next series of prompts, you will reflect upon experiences, activities or accomplishments that demonstrate each of the indicated pre-professional competencies.

Your response should be limited to one paragraph and include:

-The situation where you demonstrated the competency,
-Your actions and the resulting consequence, and
-What you learned as a result of your experience(s).
Pre-professional Competencies:
1. Integrity and Ethics
2. Reliability and
3. Dependability
4. Desire to Learn
5. Commitment to serving others/volunteering
6. Social Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills
7. Cultural Competence
8. Resilience and Adaptability

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