Secondary Essay Prompts for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL.

2017 – 2018

  • Secondary Prompts
    • Essay question #1: SIU School of Medicine uses a holistic approach to identify and select a diverse student body best suited to fulfill its mission: to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community. In what ways do you believe you would contribute to this mission? Please limit your answer to 300 words or less.
    • Essay question #2: To be successful as a student at SIU School of Medicine and as a practicing physician, you must be flexible and committed to cultivating and employing critical interactive and learning skills. Describe your experiences that demonstrate: contribution in a teamwork setting; engagement in self-directed and life-long learning (taking personal initiative to identify and address your learning goals and needs); and exposure to the small group tutorial process used in a problem-based learning environment. Please limit your answer to 500 words or less.
    • Essay question #3: If you have previously applied to SIU School of Medicine, please describe how you feel you have strengthened your credentials since that application. Please limit your answer to 300 words or less

2016 – 2017

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  • SIU School of Medicine uses a holistic approach to identify and select a diverse student body best suited to fulfill its mission: to assist the people of Central and Southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and ervice to the community. In what ways do you believe you would contribute to this mission?
    To be successful as a student at SIU School of Medicine and as a practicing physician, you must be flexible and committed to cultiating and employing critical interactive and learning skills. Describe your experiences that demonstrate: contribution in a teamwork setting; engagement in self-directed and life-long learning (taking personal initiative to identify and address your learning goals and needs); and exposure to the small group tutorial process used in a problem-based learning environment.
  • If you have previously applied to SIU School of Medicine, please describe how you feel you have strengthened your credentials since that application.

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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Secondary Essay

Southern Illinois University 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 Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.72
Median MCAT = 506
Applications = 1197
Interviewed = 267
Matriculated = 71

Learn more about this school:

Southern Illinois U Sch of Med
Office of Admissions
School of Medicine
Springfield, IL 62794-9620 USA

(217) 545-6013

(217) 545-5538

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