Secondary Essay Prompts for the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

2016 – 2017

  • Have you been nominated for or received an award from any state, regional or national organization? If so, please describe; each line allows 100 characters. (Please do not list awards from high school or earlier.)
  • Have you taken or are you planning to take time off between college graduation and medical school matriculation? If yes, please limit to 500 characters to describe your plans.
  • Have you participated in any global activities outside of the U.S. prior to submitting your AMCAS application? If yes, limit to 1000 characters to describe.
  • Are there any special, unique, personal, or challenging aspects of your personal background or circumstances that you would like to share with the Committee on Admissions, not addressed elsewhere (siblings/relatives at Penn, applying as a couple, educational environment, culture, ethnicity, etc.) If yes, limit to 1000 characters.
  • Have you or your family experienced economic hardships? If yes, limit to 1000 characters.
  • Please explain your reasons for applying to the Perelman School of Medicine. Limit your response to 1,000 characters.

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