Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts

Hofstra Secondary Application Essay Prompts – Zucker School of Medicine

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    The Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application from Zucker School of Medicine is a short secondary, and you should submit it within 2 weeks of receiving the official secondary application. However, the Hofstra secondary application has been getting longer in the past few years. Therefore, it’s important to differentiate yourself from other applicants. Read our Hofstra secondary application tips below for advice on how to answer each Hofstra secondary essay. 

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    Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2023 – 2024

    Essays changed from last admissions cycle

    1. Explain why the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is a good fit for your medical education journey? (250 words max)
    2. “The School of Medicine, in a culture of community, scholarship and innovation, is dedicated to inspiring diverse, promising students to lead and transform medicine for the betterment of humanity.” How do you feel you would contribute to the Zucker School of Medicine’s mission and values and where do you see this taking you in the future? (250 words max)

    Tips to Answer Hofstra Secondaries

    Hofstra Secondaries Pre-Writing Guidance: Hofstra’s Admissions Committee changes its secondary essay prompts often. So, we would not pre-write this. However, we would work on this as soon as you receive the secondary invitation. 

    This should be one of the first secondaries that you write.

    Hofstra Secondary Application Tip #1: For the Hofstra secondaries prompt, “Explain why the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is a good fit for your medical education journey?” make sure you talk about community experiences and clinical experiences you want to pursue at Zucker. Additionally, if you have ties to Long Island or New York, then definitely mention them! Hofstra tends to accept students who have a tie from Long Island. The biggest mistake premedical students make is that they write about only pre-clinical opportunities or only write about their ties with New York City, rather than discussing several reasons they want to attend Zucker Schook of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. 

    It’s super important to read how to write a good secondary essay. Read and study our blog post: Why this Medical School? Secondary Essay Example

    Hofstra Secondary Application Tip #2: For the Hofstra secondaries question, ““The School of Medicine, in a culture of community, scholarship and innovation, is dedicated to inspiring diverse, promising students to lead and transform medicine for the betterment of humanity.” How do you feel you would contribute to the Zucker School of Medicine’s mission and values and where do you see this taking you in the future?” we strongly encourage applicants to include a story that reflects your values. The most successful Hofstra Med essays we’ve seen for this prompt include a story where the applicant is positively impacting another person’s life or includes a patient story from a clinical experience. 

    Hofstra Secondary Application Tip #3: The Hofstra Medical School secondary applications should be submitted in July or early August. Dr. Rachel Rizal and Dr. Rishi Mediratta and can help you with quick turnaround times through our secondary essay editing packages. Have questions about how you can stand out? Contact us below.

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    Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2022 – 2023

    1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1,500 characters max)
    2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1,500 characters max)
    3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenged. (1,500 characters max)
    4. (Optional) Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that there may be certain challenges you have encountered during the application process. Please use this space to describe any of those challenges. (1,500 characters max)

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    Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2021 – 2022

    1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1,500 characters max)
    2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1,500 characters max)
    3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenged. (1,500 characters max)
    4. (Optional) Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that there may be certain challenges you have encountered during the application process. Please use this space to describe any of those challenges. (1,500 characters max)

    Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2020 - 2021

    1. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1,500 characters max)
    2. (Optional) Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that there may be certain challenges you have encountered during the application process. Please use this space to describe any of those challenges. (1,500 characters max)

    Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2019 – 2020

    1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1,500 characters max)
    2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1,500 characters max)
    3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1,500 characters max)

    Hofstra University Secondary Application Questions: 2018 – 2019

    1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1,500 characters max)
    2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1,500 characters max)
    3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1,500 characters max)

    Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2017 – 2018

    1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1,500 characters max)
    2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1,500 characters max)
    3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1,500 characters max)

    Hofstra Medical School Secondary Application Questions: 2016 – 2017

    1. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1,500 characters max)
    2. If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1,500 characters max)
    3. Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1,500 characters max)
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