Secondary Essay Prompts for the Baylor College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

2019 – 2020

  1. If you have taken a gap year(s), please explain what you have been, or will be, doing since graduating from your undergrad institution. (2000 characters)
  2. Is becoming a physician a second career for you? If so, what was your first career choice? (2000 characters)

3 (REQUIRED). Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information. (2000 characters)

2018 – 2019

MD:

  • Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information. 2000 character limit.
  • If you took a gap year there is a 2,000 character “What did you do during your gap year” question.
  • If you are a career changer there is this: Is becoming a physician a second career for you? If so, what was your first career choice? (2,000 char)

MSTP:

Please describe your primary research Interests for the PhD portion of dual degree training including potential Baylor College of Medicine or Rice University faculty with whom you would like to work. (Will not limit final research project or mentor selection) Limit essay to 2000 characters.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Baylor College of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

  • The Baylor College of Medicine strives to ensure that its students become respectful physicians who embrace all dimensions of caring for the whole person. Please describe how your personal characteristics or life experiences will contribute to the Baylor College of Medicine community and bring educational benefits to our student body. (Baylor Medical School secondary application limit 1000 characters)
  • Is there any further information that you would like the Committee on Admissions to be aware of when reviewing your file that you were not able to notate in another section of this or the AMCAS Application? (Baylor college of medicine secondary1000 characters)
  • Why have you chosen to apply to the Baylor College of Medicine and how do you think your education at Georgetown will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

2016 – 2017

  • Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you, including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity. You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information.
  • Baylor College of Medicine secondary limit 2000 characters

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Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Essay and Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application

Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application

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.

Baylor College of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Applicant Pool Data
Median GPA = 3.92
Median MCAT = 518
Applications = 7620
Interviewed = 829
Matriculated = 185

Learn more about this school:

Baylor College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
Houston, TX 77030 USA
(202) (713) 798-4842
(713) 798-5563

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