Secondary Essay Prompts for the Mayo Medical School

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN.

2018 – 2019

Submit answers to the following questions (500 words or less each)

  1. Why are you specifically interested in pursuing your medical education at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine even if you gain acceptances to other highly ranked medical schools
  2. We are all unique in different ways. Explain how your personal diversity manifests in your personal and professional activities.
  3. Share with us your thoughts about the relevance – or not – of diverse learning environments in which you wish to learn medicine.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN.

2017 – 2018

  • The Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN 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 Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN 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 Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN and how do you think your education at Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF)


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Mayo Medical School Secondary Essay and Mayo Medical School, Rochester MN Secondary Application

Mayo Medical School, Rochester MN 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.

Mayo Medical School, Rochester Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.91
Median MCAT = 517
Applications = 4991
Interviewed = 437
Matriculated = 52

Learn more about this school:

Mayo Medical School – Minnesota Campus
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905 USA

(507) 266-5568

(507) 284-2634

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