Secondary Essay Prompts for the Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

2019 – 2020

  • Given the distinctive educational philosophy and integrated curriculum at FSM, describe how your personal characteristics and learning style would fit the institution, and how Feinberg School of Medicine will help you achieve your professional goals. (200 words)
  • Describe the steps you take to manage your personal stress when confronted with difficult situations. (200 words)
  • Feinberg’s mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education. With consideration of FSM’s goal to train future leaders in medicine, please describe your career plans and goals. Be as specific as your current thinking will allow. (200 words)
  • (if applicable): If you have (or expect to have) a year or more between college graduation and medical school matriculation, describe your activities and/or plans.
  • For REAPPLICANTS: Please also address steps taken to improve your application for medical school. (200 words)
  • The Feinberg School of Medicine values diversity as a measure of excellence. We define diversity as the totality of the characteristics and experiences of our students. We believe that a diverse student body improves the educational environment and the ability of our graduates to serve an increasingly diverse patient population. Everyone has their own narrative. Please provide more detail about how your experiences would enrich the Northwestern community. (200 words)
  • Afterwards is a spectrum of checkboxes about diversity.

2017 – 2018

  • Given the distinctive educational philosophy and curriculum at FSM, describe how your personal characteristics and learning style would fit the institution. (Limit your response to 200 words).
  • Describe the steps you take to reduce your personal stress when confronted with difficult situations. (Limit your response to 200 words)
  • Feinberg’s mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education. With consideration of FSM’s goal to train future leaders in medicine, please describe your career plans and goals. Be as specific as your current thinking will allow. (Limit your response to 200 words).
  • (if applicable): If you have (or expect to have) a year or more between college graduation and medical school matriculation, describe your activities and/or plans. (Limit your response to 200 words).
  • Many, many check boxes about diversity and then this: Everyone has their own narrative. Please provide more detail about your selections above and how you would enrich the Northwestern community. (Limit your response to 200 words).

2016 – 2017

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  • Given the distinctive educational philosophy and curriculum at FSM, describe how your personal characteristics and learning style would fit the institution.
    • Limit your response to 200 words
  • Describe the coping skills (not problem solving skills) you use when confronted with difficult situations.
    • Limit your response to 200 words
  • Describe your career plans and goals. Be as specific as your current thinking will allow
    • Please limit your response to 200 words.
  • (if applicable): If you have (or expect to have) a year or more between college graduation and medical school matriculation, describe your activities and/or plans.
    • Please limit your response to 200 words.
  • A section about diversity with check boxes then:
  • If you wish, use this space to provide more detail about your selections above and how you would bring diversity to the Northwestern community.
    • Please limit your response to 200 words
  • Do you or an immediate family member have an existing relationship with the Feinberg School of Medicine? (Yes/No)
  • If the answer to the question is YES, please provide details.
    • Please limit your response to 75 words

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

Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine Secondary Essay

Northwestern University The Feinberg 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.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.91
Median MCAT = 520
Applications = 7516
Interviewed = 691
Matriculated = 161

Learn more about this school:

Northwestern U Feinberg SOM
Office of Admissions
Chicago, IL 60611-3008 USA
(312) 503-8206
(312) 503-0550

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