Secondary Essay Prompts for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

2018-2019

This school requires CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) as part of the medical school secondary application.

Related: CASPer Test Prep 2018-2019: The Facts

  • What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine?* 2000 characters
  • How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community?*LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community. Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.
  • Tell us why you selected your first choice ranked Clinical/Regional Campus. 2000 characters
  • What are your plans for the current year – June 2018 until June 2019? 2000 characters

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

2017 – 2018

  • What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine?
    Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.
  • How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community?LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community. Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.
  • Tell us why you selected your first choice ranked Clinical/Regional Campus.*
    Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.
  • What are your plans for the current year – June 2017 until June 2018?*
    Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.
  • All questions are required

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Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine Secondary Essay

Temple University Lewis Katz 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.

Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.75
Median MCAT = 512
Applications = 10782
Interviewed = 797
Matriculated = 208

Learn more about this school:

Temple-Health Science Campus
Office of Admissions
3500 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140 USA
(215) 707-3656
(215) 707-6932

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