Secondary Essay Prompts for the West Virginia University School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, WI.

2016 – 2017

  • As a future physician, it is important that you are able to communicate in an accurate and concise manner. Please answer 4 out of the 5 essays below. Each answer must be 150 words or less.
  • Why have you chosen to apply to WVU SOM? What opportunities do you foresee yourself taking advantage of during your time here?
  • Describe the community in which you spent the majority of your early development. What core values did you receive there and how will these translate into the contributions that you will make in medical school and beyond?
  • What has been your most humbling experience, and how will that experience affect your interactions with your peers and patients?
  • Describe a situation where you have chosen to advocate for someone who is different from yourself. How do you see advocacy linked to your role as a physician?
  • Describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician.

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