Describe a situation in which you were not in the majority. Please share unique or challenging factors in your background and how they have influenced your preparation for a career in medicine.
Moral Issues/Ethical Dilemmas: Describe a moral/ethical dilemma you have experienced, along with the outcome.
While secondary application prompts may vary from school to school, there are some general themes/questions that are common.
The most common questions involve the following topics, with examples of secondary prompts given: Diversity: Discuss what you might contribute to the diversity of our school.
Identify the coping skills used to resolve the dilemma and the individuals from whom you sought help or advice.
What has been your most humbling experience and how will that experience affect your interactions with peers and future patients?
Please respond to one of the following quotations in an essay of not more than 300 words.
It is not necessary to research, read, or refer to the texts from which these quotations are taken; we are looking for original, personal responses to these short excerpts.
Expand on something in your application that you feel like you didn’t get enough space to address. As you can see from the prompts, the secondaries contain targeted, specific questions requiring answers with evidence to back them up.
Writing secondary essays requires time and thought.