Secondary Essay Prompts for the Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

2018 – 2019

  1. Describe personal attributes you possess or life experiences you have had that will enable you to better understand patients with a culture different from your own. Please include your self-reflection on how this experience has changed your insights, beliefs, and/or values. (1000 characters)
  2. Describe a challenging situation in which you did not agree with a directive/rule and how you handled this. (1000 characters)
  3. Reflect on a time in which you personally gained more from an experience than what was expected. (1000 characters)
  4. What do you hope to gain from your Rush Medical College experience that will make you a better/different physician? (1000 characters)

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center.

2017 – 2018

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

2017 – 2018

  1. Describe personal attributes you possess or life experiences you have had that will enable you to better understand patients with a culture different from your own. Please include your self-reflection on how this experience has changed your insights, beliefs, and/or values. (1000 characters)
  2. Describe a challenging situation in which you did not agree with a directive/rule and how you handled this. (1000 characters)
  3. Reflect on a time in which you personally gained more from an experience than what was expected. (1000 characters)
  4. What do you hope to gain from your Rush Medical College experience that will make you a better/different physician? (1000 characters)

2016 – 2017

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  • Describe personal attributes you possess or life experiences you have had that will enable you to better understand patients with a culture different from your own. Please include your self-reflection on how this experience has changed your insights, beliefs, and/or values. (Limit to 1000 characters)
  • Describe a challenging situation in which you did not agree with a directive/rule and how you handled this. (Limit to 1000 characters)
  • Reflect on a time in which you personally gained more from an experience than what was expected. (Limit to 1000 characters)
  • What do you hope to gain from your Rush Medical College experience that will make you a better/different physician? (Limit to 1000 characters)

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Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center Secondary Essay, Rush Medical College Secondary Application

Rush Medical College 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.

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.68
Median MCAT = 511
Applications = 8673
Interviewed = 442
Matriculated = 136

Learn more about this school:

Rush Medical College of Rush University
Suite 524
Chicago, IL 60612 USA
(312) 942-6915
(312) 942-6840

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  • What medical schools look for in applicants
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