Secondary Essay Prompts for the State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

2016 – 2017

  1. Regular admissions prompts (word/character limit not stated)
  2. If you earned your baccalaureate degree prior to this past June, please indicate your plans for the upcoming academic year.
  3. What medical specialty are you thinking about pursuing at this point?
  4. Are there any areas of weakness in your application that you would like to clarify for the Admissions Committee?
  5. Rural Medicine prompts (no character limit specified)
    • Why do you consider yourself suited to rural medical practice?
    • If you have lived in a rural community, please describe it and indicate how long you have lived there.
    • Describe your understanding of an issue or challenge facing rural communities now or in the future.
    • Describe any relevant medical encounters that either you or your family has experienced. How has this influenced your desire to practice rural medicine?
    • What are your future career goals?

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