Secondary Essay Prompts for the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, FL.

2016-2017

  • Whether or not you will be a full-time student, please provide details of your activities for the application year. Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  • In the event that you are accepted to two or more medicals schools, what factors would be most important in determining which school would be the “best fit” for you. Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  • Select an experience unrelated to science or medicine that you’ve had in each of the categories below. Just name the experience and then write a very brief statement about why you did the experience and/or what was the most important thing(s) you learned about yourself from doing it. You may write about a new experience or one listed in your AMCAS application. An experience may be used more than once. Leaving categories blank will not make your application incomplete. Limit your answers to the spaces provided.
  1. A community service experience (unrelated to science or patient care). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  2. An employment experience (a job you held for pay unrelated to science or medicine). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  3. A position of responsibility/authority (in which others depended on you for direction). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  4. A creative endeavor (anything that required you to be creative in your approach, e.g. art, dance, music, computer programming, web site design, writing). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  5. A situation in which you interacted with individuals who were different from you. Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  6. Sports, travel, pets, hobbies: Choose one of the following and write about it as you did in 1-5 above: a) a sport in which you participate or follow); b) your most memorable travel experience; c) pet(s) for which you provided care; or d) an avocation (most important thing you do for distraction). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
  7. Describe any compelling reason you have to attend our College of Medicine. If none, leave blank. Please limit response to 1200 characters.

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