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.

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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