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Secondary Essay Prompts for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Hanover, NH.


  1. Please indicate your plans for the 2016-2017 academic year. If in school, please list your courses. If working, let us know something about the nature of your job. If your plans or courses change subsequently, you need to inform the Admissions Office by email at Geisel.Admissions@dartmouth.edu

Please share with us something about yourself that is not addressed elsewhere in your application and which could be helpful to the Admissions Committee as we review your file.

Premedical Requirements

  1. Applicants need not have completed all premedical courses at the time of application, but required courses must be completed and documented prior to matriculation at the Geisel School in August 2017. Please list below the courses you have taken, or plan to take, to fulfill the Geisel School’s premedical requirements. Please check the box next to any course in progress during the application year. We require one year each (8 semester hours or equivalent) of Physics and General Biology, plus one-half year (3 semester hours or equivalent) of Calculus or Statistics, and two years of chemistry which must include one-half year of Biochemistry and one-half year of Organic Chemistry. Advanced Placement courses for which you have received official college credit and that will appear on a college transcript may be used to fulfill the requirements.
  2. Please Note: For semester hours, please feel free to list either the AMCAS converted hours or what appears on your transcript. If you are on a trimester or quarter system, please know we are used to seeing variations in semester hours depending on how your school awards credit. For course names, abbreviations are fine and we ask that you only list the courses you are using to meet each requirement and not include additional courses taken in that subject area.
  3. Is there anyone in your immediate family who is a graduate of Dartmouth? (Note: You do not need to list yourself if you are a Dartmouth College graduate.) Please list below with class, relationship, and school affiliation (i.e., Dartmouth College, Geisel School, Thayer School, Tuck School).
  4. If you are not a U.S. Citizen and you have Permanent Resident status, you are required to submit a copy of your valid Alien Registration Card (‘Green Card’). Until the copy is received, your file will not be considered complete

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