University of Washington Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

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University of Washington Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
  1. An autobiographical statement which should include (250 word limit)
  • the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician
  • your prior experiences in health care
  • steps taken to explore a career in medicine
  • your eventual goals as a physician
  • personal attributes that would make you a good physician

Please do not repeat what you wrote in your AMCAS Personal Comments (this will already be on file with our office). If you have already covered all of the above topics in your AMCAS application, use this space to let the Admissions Committee know who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician.

  1. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 words)
  2. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 words)
  3. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 words)
  4. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or patients you have worked with? (250 words)
  5. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?

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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.
  • Proofread essays that you are adapting for various schools.
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University of Washington Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018

1. Autobiographical Statement Addendum

Your AMCAS personal statement and experiences are already on file with our office.

If your primary AMCAS application hasn’t discussed the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician including insights you’ve gained from exploring a career in medicine, and how your personal attributes would make you a good physician, please discuss those here. (250 words)

If you’ve already written about these items, don’t repeat what you wrote. Instead, use this autobiographical statement addendum to let us know more about who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician. This is another opportunity for you to express what you want the Admissions Committee to know about you.

2. How do you see historical and structural inequities affecting the patients you have worked with and will work with, and how do you as a student and physician address these broader causes of health disparities? (250 words)

3. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 words)

4. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 words)

5. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 words)

University of Washington Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
  1. An autobiographical statement which should include:
    The origin and development of your motivation to be a physician
    Your prior experiences in health care
    Steps taken to explore a career in medicine
    Your eventual goals as a physician and other issues of importance

    The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your secondary materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office. (250 words)

  2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 words)
  3. How do your experiences match the mission and values of the University of Washington School of Medicine? (250 words)
  4. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 words)
  5. What obstacles to your goals have you experienced and how have you dealt with them? (250 words)
  6. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?
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