Secondary Essay Prompts for the Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

2018 – 2019

  1. The Committee on Admissions values diversity as an important factor in the educational mission of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and to the medical community in general? (400 words)
  2. What obstacles or challenges have you experienced and how have you dealt with them? (400 words)
  3. How has creativity helped you in your studies, work, activities, volunteering, or life in general? (400 words)
  4. Briefly summarize your journey from the time you became interested in a medical career to filling out this secondary application. Do not focus on why you wish to persue a medical career, but how you got to where you are now. (400 words)
  5. Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words)

Optional:

  1. If you have already received your bachelor’s degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation and your plans for the upcoming year. (200 words)
  2. Describe any connection you have to Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, or North Carolina.

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How has creativity helped you in your studies, work, activities, volunteering, or life in general?

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

2017 – 2018

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

2016 – 2017

Required Essay Questions (Pick at least two):

  1. The Committee on Admissions values diversity as an important factor in the educational mission of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and to the medical community in general? (400 words or less).
  2. What obstacles or challenges have you experienced and how have you dealt with them (400 words or less)?
  3. How has creativity helped you in your studies, work, activities, volunteering, or life in general? (400 words or less)
  4. Starting with the 2016-17 application cycle, the Wake Forest School of Medicine has gone from course requirements to recommendations. How has your academic work beyond the “traditional” pre-medical school requirements (i.e., introductory biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory physics) prepared you for medical school and for a career in medicine. (400 words or less)

OPTIONAL ESSAYS

  1. If you have already received your bachelor’s degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation and your plans for the upcoming year (200 words or less).
  2. If you have previously applied to Wake Forest School of Medicine MD program, please describe if you have made any significant changes or improvements from your previous application (200 words or less).
  3. Describe any connection you have to Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, or North Carolina (200 words or less).

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  • When should I submit my secondary essays?
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Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.69
Median MCAT = 511
Applications = 9281
Interviewed = 447
Matriculated = 136

Learn more about this school:

Wake Forest School of Medicine
Office of Medical School Admissions
Winston-Salem, NC 27157 USA
(336) 716-4264
(336) 716-9593

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