Secondary Essay Prompts for the Howard University College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC.

2019 – 2020

  • Have you lived (for three years or more) in communities which are medically underserved, or where the majority of the population is economically and/or educationally disadvantaged? Please explain/describe briefly: (250 words or less)
  • After residency, do you plan to practice medicine in an underserved or disadvantaged community? Please explain/describe briefly: (250 words or less)
  • Have you worked (volunteer or paid employment) with medically underserved, economically disadvantaged and/or educationally disadvantaged populations? Please explain/describe briefly: (250 words or less)
  • Please provide below any additional information you believe is important in evaluating your application (e.g. additional coursework, problems with academic record; disadvantaged, etc.) (no character limit)

2017 – 2018

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

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Howard University College of Medicine.

2016 – 2017

  • Have you lived (for three years or more) in communities which are medically underserved, or where the majority of the population is economically and/or educationally disadvantaged?
  • After residency, do you plan to practice medicine in an underserved or disadvantaged community?
  • Have you worked (volunteer or paid employment) with medically underserved, economically disadvantaged and/or educationally disadvantaged populations?
  • Please provide below any additional information you believe is important in evaluating your application (e.g. additional coursework, problems with academic record; disadvantaged, etc.)
  • No word limit was indicated

Secondary essay webcast with Dr. Jessica Freedman, founder and president of MedEdits Medical Admissions.  Read more about Dr. Freedman.

Howard University College of Medicine Secondary Essay and Howard University College of Medicine Secondary Application

Howard University College 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.

Howard University College of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.45
Median MCAT = 502
Applications = 8691
Interviewed = 276
Matriculated = 116

Learn more about this school:

Howard University Coll of Med
Office of Admissions, Office of the Dean
College of Medicine, Room 2310
Washington, DC 20059 USA
(202) 806-6279
(202) 806-7934

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