Secondary Essay Prompts for the Tufts University School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MD.

2019 – 2020

  • Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine?
  • Please briefly describe your plans for the coming year. Include in this explanation if you will be a student, working, conducting research, volunteering, etc.
  • Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine?
  • Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s).
  • Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.)
  • Limit 1000 characters

2018 – 2019

  1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)
  2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)
  3. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s). (1000 characters)
  4. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.) (1000 characters)

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Tufts University School of Medicine.

2017 – 2018

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

2017 – 2018

  1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)
  2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)
  3. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s). (1000 characters)
  4. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.) (1000 characters)

There is also a prerequisite section which asks to show which classes you have completed.

2016 – 2017

MedEdits advises against using outdated prompts for the current season.

  • Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine?
    • Please explain briefly (Response limit of 1000 characters).
      Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine?
      Please explain briefly (Response limit 1000 characters).
    • Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s).
      Please explain briefly (Response limit 1000 characters).
    • Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation).
      Please explain briefly (Response limit 1000 characters).

Secondary essay webcast with Dr. Jessica Freedman, founder and president of MedEdits Medical Admissions.  Read more about Dr. Freedman.

Tufts University School of Medicine Secondary Essay

Tufts 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.

Tufts University School of Medicine Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.73
Median MCAT = 514
Applications = 10951
Interviewed = 926
Matriculated = 210

Learn more about this school:

Tufts-Boston
Office of Admissions
Boston, MA 02111 USA
(617) 636-6571

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