Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, ND.

2016-2017

  1. What do you consider to be your hometown? Explain
  2. Given the purpose of the school, please justify why you should be accepted for admission.
  3. Describe how your experiences (health care or social care) will help you develop into a compassionate physician.
  4. Describe how familiar you are with life in a rural and/or Native American community.
  5. Describe how you have contributed to your family or community.
  6. What are your career plans in the event that you are not admitted to medical school: This year? Ever?
  7. Describe your connection to the state of North Dakota. Minnesota applicants, describe your connections to your respective communities and/or to North Dakota.
  • Please limit response to 1600 characters not including spaces.

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University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Secondary Essay

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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.

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

2017 – 2018

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

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.79
Median MCAT = 505
Applications = 1335
Interviewed = 210
Matriculated = 78

Learn more about this school:

North Dakota-Northeast Campus-Grand Forks
Secretary, Committee on Admissions
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037 USA
(701) 777-4221
(701) 777-4942

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