University of Pittsburgh Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

university Of Pittsburgh Medical School Secondary Application

University of Pittsburgh Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  1. Tell us about a challenging problem you faced and how you resolved it. (250 words)
  2. UPSOM is a culturally diverse and talented community. How would you enrich/enliven the UPSOM community? The essay should discuss material that is not included in the rest of your application. (250 words)
  3. Optional: Is there anything additional that you would like to address that is not already reflected in your application? (250 words)

U Pitt MD/PhD Secondary Essay Prompts:

  1. Choose current graduate program of interest, choose 3 faculty from a given list, provide up to 2 additional faculty you could see yourself working with in graduate school. Briefly describe what appeals to you about the faculty member(s) in your selection, and how the selected graduate program and our MSTP match your interests.

Cracking Med School Admissions
Secondary Application

Tips & Checklist:

  • 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.
  • Proofread essays that you are adapting for various schools.
  • Submit your secondaries early!

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University of Pittsburgh Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018
  1. The University of Pittsburgh 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 University of Pittsburgh 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 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and how do you think your education at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)
University of Pittsburgh Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
  1. Tell us about a challenging problem you faced and how you resolved it. (250 words)
  2. UPSOM is a culturally diverse and talented community. How would you enrich/enliven the UPSOM community? The essay should discuss material that is not included in the rest of your application. (250 words)
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