University of Michigan Medical School Secondary Essays Prompts

university Of Michigan Medical School Secondary essays

University of Michigan Medical School Secondary Essays 2018 – 2019 Prompts: 
  1. Choose one of the following areas in which you have interest. (Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Underserved Populations, Entrepreneurial Medicine or Other (specify)). Comment on how you would hope to impact medicine in this area. Please do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).
  2. At the University of Michigan Medical School, we are committed to building a superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences, opinions, and backgrounds. What would you as an individual bring to our medical school community? Do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).
  3. OPTIONAL. If you would like to comment in depth regarding your research background you may answer this optional question. How would your past experiences in laboratory-based research on fundamental problems in the biological and biomedical sciences motivate you to pursue similar efforts as a physician-scientist? Do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).

University of Michigan Medical School requires CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) as part of the medical school secondary application.

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University of Michigan Medical School Secondary Essays 2017 – 2018  Prompts: 
  • The University of Michigan Medical School 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 University of Michigan Medical School community and bring educational benefits to our student body. (1000 characters)
  • 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)
  • Why have you chosen to apply to the University of Michigan Medical School and how do you think your education at University of Michigan Medical School will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)
University of Michigan Medical School Secondary Essays 2016 – 2017 Prompts: 
  • Tell us something you are passionate about and why. Limit to 1500 characters.
  • At the University of Michigan Medical School, we are committed to building a superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences, opinions, and backgrounds. What would you as an individual bring to our medical school community?Limit to 1500 characters.
  • Please briefly describe your personal experience in a leadership position and the challenges that presented themselves in that position. Limit to 1500 characters.
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