Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts

Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts

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    Getting accepted to Cornell Medicine is hard. Very hard. Submitting an OUTSTANDING Weill Cornell secondary application is vital to receiving an interview invite, which ultimately can lead to an acceptance. Cornell loves students who have work experience and non-clinical experiences. Read more tips to stand out for your Weill Cornell secondary application! 

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    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2021 – 2022

    1. Please write a brief statement giving your reasons for applying to Weill Cornell Medical College. (1,525 characters max)
    2. Please describe a challenge you faced and how you addressed it. (1,525 characters max)
    3. If applicable, please tell us about any special circumstances related to COVID-19 that could help us understand you better. (1,525 characters max)
    4. (Optional) If you are not attending college during the upcoming (2020-2021) academic year, what are your plans? (1,525 characters max)

    Tips to Answer Cornell Medical School Secondary Application Essays

     
    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Tip #1: Answer as many questions as possible. Our Cracking Med School Admissions team does not view Weill Cornell secondary questions as optional.

    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Tip #2: Highlight your leadership, passion to change healthcare, and impact on society. The questions are geared towards learning more about what you did in gap years and your extra-curricular activities. Tell stories to convey your impact and leadership. For example, if you conducted research over a gap year, tell a story about a challenge you faced or a patient you met while conducting a clinical trial. Finally, read Dr. Rachel Rizal’s article on U.S. News, Link Premed Nonclinical Experiences to Medicine

    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Tip #3: For the COVID-19 question, incorporate your personal experiences as well as healthcare current issues you noticed throughout the COVID pandemic. We have an entire healthcare current events blog post here, where you can read more about healthcare disparities and COVID-19.

    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Tip #4: For the “Why Cornell” question, give unique reasons related to your interests and activities. Additionally, many of our premed advisees write about how they will take advantage of Cornell’s New York City location. It is important to read our how to answer why this medical school blog post, including an example of how to answer “why this medical school.” 

    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Tip #5: The Weill secondary application essays have not change much in the past few years, and they are shorter in length. We recommend that your pre-write these Cornell secondary essays even before receiving them officially. We can help you edit your Cornell secondary essays and your other secondary application essays with our secondary essay packages

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    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2020 – 2021

    1. Please write a brief statement giving your reasons for applying to Weill Cornell Medical College. (1,500 characters max)
    2. Please describe a challenge you faced and how you addressed it.
    3. (Optional) If applicable, please tell us about any special circumstances related to COVID-19 that could help us understand you better. (1,500 characters max)
    4. (Optional) If you are not attending college during the upcoming (2020-2021) academic year, what are your plans? (1,500 characters max)

    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2019 – 2020

    Note: Please do not answer question three if you are attending college during the 2019-2020 academic year.

    1. Please write a brief statement giving your reasons for applying to Weill Cornell Medical College. (1,500 characters max – including spaces)
    2. Please describe a challenge you faced and how you addressed it. (1,500 characters max – including spaces)
    3. (Optional) If you are not attending college during the upcoming (2019-2020) academic year, what are your plans? (1,500 characters max – including spaces)

    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019

    1. If you are not attending college during the upcoming (2018-2019) academic year, what are your plans? (200 words max)
    2. Please write a brief statement giving your reasons for applying to Weill Cornell Medical College. (200 words max)
    3. Please describe a challenge you faced and how you addressed it. (200 words max)
    4. For MD-PhD applicants only: Please list the names of any Tri-Institutional faculty members with whom you’d like to do research. You do not need to list reasons, names are sufficient. (200 words max)

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    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018

    There are four brief essays on the Supplemental Application. Please limit each statement to no more than 200 words.

    1. If you are not attending college during the upcoming (2017-2018) academic year, what are your plans?
    2. Please write a brief statement giving your reasons for applying to Weill Cornell Medical College.
    3. Please describe a challenge you faced and how you addressed it
    4. For MD-PhD applicants only: Please list the names of any Tri-Institutional faculty members with whom you’d like to do research. You do not need to list reasons, names are sufficient.

    Weill Cornell Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017

    There are four brief essays on the Supplemental Application. Please limit each statement to no more than 200 words.

    1. If you are not attending college during the upcoming (2017-2018) academic year, what are your plans?
    2. Please write a brief statement giving your reasons for applying to Weill Cornell Medical College.
    3. Please describe a challenge you faced and how you addressed it
    4. For MD-PhD applicants only: Please list the names of any Tri-Institutional faculty members with whom you’d like to do research. You do not need to list reasons, names are sufficient.
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