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.

2018 – 2019

This school requires CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) as part of the medical school secondary application.

Related: CASPer Test Prep 2018-2019: The Facts

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

2017 – 2018

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

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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State University of New York Upstate Medical University Secondary Essay

State University of New York Upstate Medical University

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.

State University of New York Upstate Medical University Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.73
Median MCAT = 513
Applications = 4290
Interviewed = 778
Matriculated = 168

Learn more about this school:

SUNY Upstate-Syracuse
Office of Admissions & Financial Aid
Syracuse, NY 13210 USA

315) 464-4570

(315) 464-8867

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