Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA.

2017 – 2018

Short-answer:

  1. What is the most fun you’ve had lately?
  2. If you had to give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
  3. If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations?
  4. Describe a situation in which you didn’t get something you felt you deserved.

Essay:

  1. Write a sentence that is not true, then tell us why you wish it were.

2016 – 2017

MedEdits advises against using outdated prompts for the current season.

  • Do you believe that you are a member of a group that is under-represented in medicine? (Yes/No)
  • Have you ever previously applied to any medical school ( M.D. , D.O., international)? (Yes/No)
  • Write a sentence that is not true, then tell us why you wish it were true.
    Please answer the question in 200 words or less.
  • All the following questions should be answered in 3-5 sentences:
  1. What’s the most fun you’ve had recently?
  2. If you had to give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
  3. If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations?
  4. Describe a situation in which you feel you didn’t get something you deserved.

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