Secondary Essay Prompts for the Albany Medical College

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Albany Medical College in Albany, NY.

2018 – 2019

This school requires CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) as part of the medical school secondary application.

Related: CASPer Test Prep 2018-2019: The Facts

  • If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, what do you believe are the major reasons for not being accepted and what have you done since to overcome these concerns? (1,000 character limit)
  • Describe yourself: (1,000 character limit)
  • Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.(1,000 character limit)
  • Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any extended gaps in activity/employment in your post-graduate history.(1,000 character limit)
  • Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1,000 character limit)
  • In the “Work and Activities” section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1,000 character limit)

Tip: Albany Medical College’s secondary essay prompts feature the commonly asked and classic question:

Describe yourself Essay

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Albany Medical College in Albany, NY

2017 – 2018

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  • If you are interested in obtaining the MD/Ph.D. or the MD/MBA degrees, please check the corresponding box. The application for the Ph.D. is submitted after the second year of the MD program; the application for the MBA is submitted after acceptance to the MD program. Please note that admittance to the MD program does not guarantee admittance to either of these programs.
    MD/Ph.D. MD/MBA
  • If you have previously applied to the Albany Medical College, indicate the year(s) and the disposition of your application. (Check all boxes that apply)
  • If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then?
    (1,000 character limit)
  • Describe yourself:
    (1,000 character limit)
  • Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.
    (1,000 character limit)
  • Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history.
    (1,000 character limit)
  • Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program.
    (1,000 character limit)
  • EXPERIENCES
    • In the “Work and Activities” section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession.
      (1,000 character limit)+ additional personal info/ letters of rec info

2016 – 2017

  • If you have previously applied to Albany Medical College or another medical school and were not accepted, how have you spent the intervening time? (1000 characters)
  • Describe yourself (1000 characters)
  • Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores. (1000 characters)
  • Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history. (1000 characters)
  • Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1000 characters)
  • In the “Work and Activities” section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1000 characters)
Albany Medical College Secondary Application

Albany Medical College Secondary Application

Secondary essay webcast with Dr. Jessica Freedman, founder and president of MedEdits Medical Admissions. Read more about Dr. Freedman

Topics covered in this presentation:

  • When should I submit my secondary essays?
  • Pay attention to the word/character limits.
  • Can I recycle secondary essay prompts for multiple schools?
  • Identify topics that you left out of your primary application.
  • And, much more.

Albany Medical College

Albany Medical School Admissions Statistics

2017-2018 Applicant Pool Data
Median GPA = 3.68
Median MCAT = 511
Applications = 8579
Interviewed = 587
Matriculated = 134

Learn more about Albany Medical College admissions requirements:

Albany Medical College
Office of Admissions,Mail Code 3
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208 USA

(518) 262-5521
(518) 262-5887

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