Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, HI.

2018 – 2019

Please provide responses to essay 1 and 2. If you are a re-applicant, also respond to essay 3. Please limit responses to 600 words per essay.

  1. Please discuss any personal characteristics that make you a good fit for medicine, as well as a good fit for JABSOM. (600 word limit)*
  2. Please describe how you have served your community (school, neighborhood, city, etc.) and how these experiences have prepared you for a career in medicine. (600 word limit)*
  3. If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program*

* 3000 character limit for each prompt

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

  • The University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School 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 University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School 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 University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine and how do you think your education at University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

2017 – 2018

  1. Describe succinctly the important experience(s) in your life which began the process that motivated you to enter the career of medicine.
  2. Please explain why you are applying to the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine.
  3. If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program.

2016 – 2017

MedEdits advises against using outdated prompts for the current season.

  • Describe succinctly the important experience(s) in your life which began the process that motivated you to enter the career of medicine.
  • Please explain why you are applying to the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine.
  • If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program.

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University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine Secondary Essay and University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine Secondary Application

University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine Secondary Application

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.

University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.82
Median MCAT = 513
Applications = 2231
Interviewed = 292
Matriculated = 70

Learn more about this school:

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu, HI 96813-5534 USA
(808) 692-0892
(808) 692-1251

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