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 Please do not include abstract, conference, or unpublished papers.

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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 Stanford University School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

Stanford University School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.86
Median MCAT = 519
Applications = 7258
Interviewed = 510
Matriculated = 100

Learn more about this school:

Stanford University Sch of Med
Office of MD Admissions
1265 Welch Road, MSOB X301
Stanford, CA 94305-5119 USA
(650) 723-6861
(650) 725-7855

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*Data collected from MSAR 2017-2018, 2018-2019 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book, and institution website.

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