Secondary Essay Prompts for the Stanford University School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA.

2016 – 2017

  • The Committee on Admissions regards the diversity (broadly defined) of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. The Committee on Admissions strongly encourages you to share unique, personally important, and/or challenging factors in your background, such as the quality of your early educational environment, socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and life or work experiences. Please discuss how such factors have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (2000 characters)
  • How would you handle a situation where your colleague is not contributing equally in a collaborative project? (2000 characters)
  • Choose the single answer that best describes your career goals and clinical practice setting:
    Academic Medicine
    Non-Academic Clinical Practice
    Health Policy/Administration
    Primary Care
    Public Health (Community Health, Global Health)
    Why do you feel you are particularly suited for this practice scenario? What knowledge, skills and attitudes have you developed that have prepared you for this career path? (1000 characters)
  • How will the Stanford curriculum, and specifically the requirement for a scholarly concentration, help your personal career goals? (1000 characters)
  • If you have peer-reviewed publications resulting from scholarly endeavors, please complete a citation for each of your publications in the space below using the following format: Author, Title, Journal, Volume, Pages, and Date of Publication (e.g., searchable on PubMed). Please do not include abstract, conference, or unpublished papers.

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