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.

2018 – 2019

This school requires CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) as part of the medical school secondary application.

Related: CASPer Test Prep 2018-2019: The Facts

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

  • The Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt 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 Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine 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 Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and how do you think your education at Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

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.

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

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

Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

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.

Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.73
Median MCAT = 512
Applications = 3667
Interviewed = 302
Matriculated = 62

Learn more about this school:

Charles E. Schmidt COM at FAU
Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA

(561) 297-0440

(561) 297-2221

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