Secondary Essay Prompts for the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL.

2018 – 2019

  1. Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, how do you know we will be a mission fit for you?
  2. Your patient has a rare disease and would be a great candidate for an experimental new treatment. You are the principal investigator for the research project and you and your Chair would like to pursue this experiment with the patient. The parents of your patient are adamant against the treatment. How would you handle this situation?
  3. Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.
  4. Describe how you have dealt with a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you during the challenges you might face in medical school.

Limit of 1200 characters each.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

2017 – 2018

All questions have a 1200 character limit):

  1. Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, how do you know we will be a mission fit for you?
  2. What attributes do you believe are essential to be successful within the medical profession? Of these attributes, which do you possess and how have you demonstrated these in the past?
  3. Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.
  4. Explain a situation in which you have received criticism. What was the criticism and how did you respond to it?

Questions 1, 3, and 4 are the same as last year. Question 2 changed from asking about overcoming a personal or academic challenge.

2016 – 2017

  1. Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, please describe how your personal characteristics and values make you a suitable candidate for medicine. How will you contribute to the student body?
  2. Describe how you have handled a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you face possible challenges in medical school.
  3. Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.
  4. Were you ever surprised by criticism you received? If so, what was the criticism and how did you respond to it?

Note: Limit each essay to 1200 characters including spaces.

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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.

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