Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of Washington School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA.

2016 – 2017

  • An autobiographical statement which should include:
    The origin and development of your motivation to be a physician
    Your prior experiences in health care
    Steps taken to explore a career in medicine
    Your eventual goals as a physician and other issues of importance
  • The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your secondary materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office. (250 words)
  • 3 additional short essays (250 word limit each)
  • How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician?
  • How do your experiences match the mission and values of the University of Washington School of Medicine?
  • What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class?
  • What obstacles to your goals have you experienced and how have you dealt with them?
  • For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?

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