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.
2019 – 2020
- Use this area to justify and/or explain any academic hardships on your transcripts (any failed and/or repeated courses due to any reason) 1600 characters.
- Whether or not you will be a full-time student, please provide details of your activities/employment for the application year. 1200 characters.
- What MCAT course and when did you take?
- Tell us why you would like to be admitted to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU. What makes you a good fit for our College of Medicine? 1600 characters.
- Your AMCAS application should reflect your community service experiences. However, tell us more about your most meaningful community service involvement, particularly an experience that really inspired you. How did your involvement move you? (Experience does not need to be related to patient care, if none, please write none) (1600 characters).
- Good leaders add value to the healthcare profession. They have passion, motivation, conflict resolution skills and integrity, among other attributes and traits. Tell us about your leadership experience(s) and/or key leadership skills. Have you organized a fund raiser, had a club/organization officer role? How do you motivate or influence people? (If none, please write none) (1600 characters).
- Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome an obstacle or were faced by a difficult challenge or decision. What valuable lessons did you learn? How you think the experience prepared you for a career as a future physician (If none, please write none) (1600 characters).
- Diversity means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. Describe what uniqueness you would bring to the Schmidt College of Medicine. We are proud to already have a medical school rich in cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. What values, skills, talents, and life experiences would you add to our culture? (1600 characters).
You may have worked during or after college. Having to maintain paid employment can be challenging, yet it can also develop a number of qualities that can help you succeed in medical school, as well as beyond. Tell us about your most meaningful paid employment. What was it about the experience that made it meaningful? What qualities and skills did the job help you develop and strengthen? (Experience does not need to be related to patient care, if none, please write none)
2018 – 2019
This school requires CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) as part of the medical school secondary application.
The college’s mission is to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care. Therefore, as a community-based medical school, community service is important to the College. What community service activity was your most meaningful and do you currently continue to give your time to the activity?
Character limit 1600 (including spaces)
Our College believes in working collaboratively. Thus being able to work in a team is vital to the success of an FAU Medical Student, yet being able to lead is equally important. Give an example of when you were part of a team and had a leadership role. How did you influence your team members to carry out their tasks within the group? How did you perform in your role within the team? What did you learn from having to lead a team? Did any problems arise? How did you overcome them? What did you learn about being a part of a team, while also holding a leadership position?
Character limit 1600 (including spaces)
The FAU College of Medicine Admissions Committee is interested in learning more about you as a person. Please describe a noteworthy personal challenge you have faced, one which you feel has helped to shape you as a person. Examples may include a moral and/or ethical dilemma, a situation of personal adversity, or a hurdle in your life that you worked hard to overcome. Please include how you got through the experience and what you learned about yourself as a result.
Character limit 1600 (including spaces)
Diversity is an array of things. What unique qualities and/or traits will you bring to our College? What distinctive attributes would you bring to the practice of medicine? What values, skills, talents, and life experiences – and how you would add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine?
Character limit 1600 (including spaces)
Have you held any type of paid employment? If so, please tell us about your most meaningful employment experience. What traits do you feel you learned while with that employer? (If you have not held paid employment, please write none)
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.
- A community service experience (unrelated to science or patient care). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
- An employment experience (a job you held for pay unrelated to science or medicine). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
- A position of responsibility/authority (in which others depended on you for direction). Please limit response to 1200 characters.
- 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.
- A situation in which you interacted with individuals who were different from you. Please limit response to 1200 characters.
- 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.
- Describe any compelling reason you have to attend our College of Medicine. If none, leave blank. Please limit response to 1200 characters.
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Secondary Application
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- 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.
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