Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Michigan Medical School

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI.

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

Prompts:

  1. Choose one of the following areas in which you have interest. (Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Underserved Populations, Entrepreneurial Medicine or Other (specify)). Comment on how you would hope to impact medicine in this area. Please do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).
  2. At the University of Michigan Medical School, we are committed to building a superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences, opinions, and backgrounds. What would you as an individual bring to our medical school community? Do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).
  3. OPTIONAL. If you would like to comment in depth regarding your research background you may answer this optional question. How would your past experiences in laboratory-based research on fundamental problems in the biological and biomedical sciences motivate you to pursue similar efforts as a physician-scientist? Do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Michigan Medical School.

2017 – 2018

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

2017 – 2018

Essay 1

  • Tell us something you are passionate about and why. Do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).

Essay 2

  • At the University of Michigan Medical School, we are committed to building a superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences, opinions, and backgrounds. What would you as an individual bring to our medical school community? Do not exceed 1500 characters (about 250 words).

2016 – 2017

MedEdits advises against using outdated prompts for the current season.

  • Essay 1: Tell us something you are passionate about and why. Limit to 1500 characters.
  • Essay 2: At the University of Michigan Medical School, we are committed to building a superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences, opinions, and backgrounds. What would you as an individual bring to our medical school community?Limit to 1500 characters.
  • Essay 3: Please briefly describe your personal experience in a leadership position and the challenges that presented themselves in that position. Limit to 1500 characters.

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

University of Michigan Medical School

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.

University of Michigan Medical School Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.88
Median MCAT = 518
Applications = 6943
Interviewed = 527
Matriculated = 177

Learn more about this school:

University of Michigan Medical School
Office of Admissions
4303 Med Sci 1
1301 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5624 USA
(734) 764-6317

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