Secondary Essay Prompts for the The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI.

2018 – 2019

  1. NOTE: Interviews occur on Thursday’s and/or Friday’s beginning in mid-September and finishing in February. Please detail any significant limitations on your availability during this time, such as international travel, work or courses. You may use the text box below to explain your limited availability. (if none, leave blank) (500 characters)
  2. Summarize your activities during the 2018-2019 academic year. Describe how your activities are preparing you for a medical career. (2000 characters)
  3. How will your unique attributes (e.g., cultural or socioeconomic background, lifestyle, work experiences) add to the overall diversity of the Alpert Medical School community? (2000 characters)
  4. What are your aspirations for your medical practice? Fast-forward to 15 years in the future: where do you imagine yourself? (3000 characters)

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

2017 – 2018

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

2017 – 2018

For all programs:

  1. NOTE: Interviews occur on Thursdays and/or Fridays beginning in mid-September and finishing in February. Please detail any limitations on your availability during this time, such as international travel, work or courses. (500 characters)
  2. Summarize your activities during the 2017-2018 academic year. Describe how your activities are preparing you for a medical career. (2000 characters)
  3. How will your unique attributes (e.g., cultural or socioeconomic background, lifestyle, work experiences) add to the overall diversity of the Alpert Medical School community? (2000 characters)

For Regular MD only:

  1. What are your aspirations for your medical practice? Fast-forward to 15 years in the future: where do you imagine yourself? (3000 characters)

For MD-ScM:

  1. Imagine that you are approached by a multibillionaire philanthropist who wants to donate a substantial fund of money to a single project with the goal of “fixing the US healthcare system.” He/she asks for your expert opinion on what project this money should go towards; what would you advise and why? (2000 characters)
  2. Often when we talk about medicine, we focus on the individual physician-patient relationship. Why should medical schools train future physicians to care for communities and populations as a whole, and not just individual patients? (2000 characters)

2016 – 2017

MedEdits advises against using outdated prompts for the current season.

  • Summarize your activities during the 2016-2017 academic year. Describe how your activities are preparing you for a medical career. (2000 characters)
  • How will your unique attributes (e.g., cultural or socioeconomic background, lifestyle, work experiences) add to the overall diversity of the Alpert Medical School community? (2000 characters)
  • What are your aspirations for your medical practice? Fast-forward to 15 years in the future: where do you imagine yourself? (3000 characters)

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Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Secondary Essay

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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.

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Admissions Requirements

2017-2018 Accepted Student Data
Median GPA = 3.79
Median MCAT = 515
Applications = 7713
Interviewed = 360
Matriculated = 143

Learn more about this school:

Alpert Med Sch of Brown U
Office of Admissions
222 Richmond Street, Box G-M
Providence, RI 02912 USA
(401) 863-2149
(401) 863-2660

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