Secondary Essay Prompts for the The Commonwealth Medical College

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA.

2018 – 2019

  1. Given Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s unique mission and values, please tell us why you feel you are a good fit for our institution. (1500 char)
  2. List the five most important attributes you feel a physician should possess. Please choose one that you feel you embody and describe a personal experience that demonstrates this trait. (1500 char)
  3. Geisinger Commonwealth values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment. How do you think you can contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion? (1500 char)
  4. If you have previously applied to Geisinger Commonwealth’s Doctor of Medicine program, please describe your significant experiences between this year’s application and your previous application. If you are not a previous applicant, please type, “N/A” in the response area. (1500 char)

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the The Commonwealth Medical College.

2017 – 2018

  • The The Commonwealth Medical College 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 The Commonwealth Medical College community and bring educational benefits to our student body. (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? (1000 characters)
  • Why have you chosen to apply to the The Commonwealth Medical College and how do you think your education at The Commonwealth Medical College will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

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

The Commonwealth Medical College Secondary Essay and The Commonwealth Medical College Secondary Application

The Commonwealth Medical College 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.

The Commonwealth Medical College Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.66
Median MCAT = 511
Applications = 5922
Interviewed = 767
Matriculated = 110

Learn more about this school:

Geisinger Commonwealth SOM
525 Pine Street
Scranton, PA 18509 USA

(570) 504-9068

(570) 504-2815

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