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.

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)


  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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