Secondary Essay Prompts for the Florida State University College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL.

2016 – 2017


  1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances.
    Fun and Diversion

Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.)


  1. Give names, ages and a few brief comments about your brothers and sisters.

Practice Vision

  1. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now?

ACT/SAT Scores (if any)

  1. Please enter your ACT and SAT scores if you have taken these tests.

    Self-Critical Essay

  2. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine and the realization of your professional ambitions.


  1. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor or advisor would not normally learn about you.
  2. For both mother and father, give the following:
    Where they were raised

    1. 4-5 traits that would describe him/her to a stranger
    2. Traits you get from him/her
    3. Your rapport with him/her
    4. His/her hobbies or interests

*Please limit your answers to 500 words per question.

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