Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Illinois College of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

2016 – 2017

  1. If you select that you are not currently enrolled in a college/university it asks: “Please state your current activities and/or employment status.” Please limit to 3500 characters.
  2. Describe a situation in which you were really stressed. Tell us how you dealt with it. Please detail your reaction(s), and how it affected you. If this situation, or a similar one, were to happen again, how would you handle it? Please limit to 250 words.
  3. Describe a hobby or activity other than something in medicine, in which you have a keen interest. Why? Please limit to 250 words.

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