Secondary Essay Prompts for the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ.

2018 – 2019

      1. What makes you unique from other applicants to CMSRU, and how will you contribute to the diverse learning environment at CMSRU?
      2. Reflect on how you will be able to relate to an underserved urban population.
      3. Describe a challenging situation you faced and what you did to address it.
      4. Discuss how you identify and respond to adversity or stress.​

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

2017 – 2018

  • The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 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 Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 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 Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and how do you think your education at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

2016 – 2017

  • How do you believe that you match the mission of CMSRU? (1000 characters)
  • Please describe a situation in which you felt an ethical compromise was being expected of you. How did you approach this situation? Were you satisfied with the outcome? (2000 characters)
  • Which non-science undergraduate course taught you the most about yourself? Please explain. (1000 characters)
  • Why should we grant you an interview? (1000 characters)

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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Secondary Essay

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 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.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.7
Median MCAT = 508
Applications = 5123
Interviewed = 360
Matriculated = 96

Learn more about this school:

Cooper Medical School of Rowan
Office of Admissions
Camden, NJ 08103 USA

(856) 361-2850

(856) 361-2828

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