SUNY Downstate Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

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SUNY Downstate medical school secondary application

SUNY Downstate Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  1. If there were periods longer than 3 months, from the time you graduated from high school to now, when you were not employed full-time or in college full-time, please briefly describe your activities. (150 words)
  2. If you are not attending college full time as of September 15, please describe your activities for the period September 15 to July 1. (150 words)
  3. If you are not from the 5 boroughs of New York City, describe what personal, urban experiences prepare you to live and study in New York City, and what will be your personal support system. (150 words)
  4. If you had a completed application to the College of Medicine in a prior application cycle, please highlight any changes since your previous application in a list with dates. (150 words)
  5. If you have a specific reason why you wish to attend SUNY Downstate or a medical school in New York City, please explain. (150 words)

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SUNY Downstate Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018
  1. The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College 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 State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College 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 State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and how do you think your education at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)
  4. If there were periods longer than 3 months, from the time you graduated from high school to now, when you were not employed full-time or in college full-time, please briefly describe your activities. (150 words)
  5. If you are not attending college full time as of September 15, please describe your activities for the period September 15 to July 1. (150 words)
  6. If you are not from the 5 boroughs of New York City, describe what personal, urban experiences prepare you to live and study in New York City, and what will be your personal support system. (150 words)
  7. If you had a completed application to the College of Medicine in a prior application cycle, please highlight any changes since your previous application in a list with dates. (150 words)
  8. If you have a specific reason why you wish to attend SUNY Downstate or a medical school in New York City, please explain. (150 words)
SUNY Downstate Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017

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  1. If there were periods longer than 3 months, from the time you graduated from high school to now, when you were not employed full-time or in college full-time, please briefly describe your activities. (150 words)
  2. If you are not attending college full time as of September 15, please describe your activities for the period September 2013 to July 2014. Please enter none if there are none. (200 words)
  3. If you are not from the 5 boroughs of New York City, describe what personal experiences prepare you to live and study in New York City, and what will be your personal support system. (150 words)
  4. If you have a specific reason why you wish to attend SUNY Downstate or a medical school in New York City, please explain. (100 words)
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