Secondary Essay Prompts for the Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine in Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine in Hempstead, NY.

2018 – 2019

  • If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. (1500 characters)
  • If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. (1500 characters)
  • Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. (1500 characters)

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

  • The Hofstra North Shore – Northwell 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 Hofstra North Shore – Northwell 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 Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine and how do you think your education at Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)

2016 – 2017

  • If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now. Please limit your response to 1500 Characters.
  • Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge. Please limit your response to 1500 Characters.
  • If your undergraduate education was interrupted for any reason and you were not enrolled in classes, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time. This does not include time between programs post-graduation. Please limit your response to 1500 Characters.

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Hofstra North Shore - Northwell School of Medicine Secondary Essay

Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine

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.

Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.78
Median MCAT = 516
Applications = 6088
Interviewed = 686
Matriculated = 99

Learn more about this school:

Zucker SOM Hofstra/Northwell
500 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1010 USA

(516) 463-7516

(516) 463-7518

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