Secondary Essay Prompts for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY.

2017 – 2018

  1. If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)
  2. From which languages can you translate scholarly material into English?
  3. In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 words)
  4. If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)
  5. What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)
  6. Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)
  7. Please describe your parents’ occupations: (100 words)

2016 – 2017

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  • If your name is often mispronounced, how do you pronounce it? What is your preferred name? (25 characters)
  • If your last name is often mispronounced, how do you pronounce it? (25 characters)
    If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)
  • From which languages can you translate scholarly material into English?
  • In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 words)
  • If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)
  • What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)
  • Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)
  • Please describe your parents’ occupations. (100 characters)

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