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Secondary Prompts to Get You Started

Many of you are ready to begin secondaries, which is SO exciting!

Here are some prompts to get you going so that you have something to work on until the schools release theirs. I will go over many of the common ones at the Bootcamp for those who don't have a chance to pre-write until then. Many schools will ask some version

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?

If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now.

Please use this space to describe any challenge or obstacle you have faced prior to your application to medical school and how you addressed that challenge.

Tell us about a challenging problem you faced and how you resolved it. Include how the experience contributed to the person you are today.

Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the past, and how you hope to grow that commitment in medical school.

Please write about anything else you would like to add to your application, or anything you would like to emphasize to the Admissions Committee.

Recognizing that this past year was complicated for many reasons, please share any challenges and/or special circumstances that impacted your application beyond the commonly experienced disruptions (inability for in-person rotations, hospital experiences, in-person classes).

If you previously applied to medical school, briefly describe any experiences you have been part of since your previous application.

Please reflect on a difficult and challenging non-academic experience you have faced. Include a description of the stressful event, how you dealt with it and what you have learned about others and yourself through this process.

Diverse environments can promote growth and provide an opportunity to reflect on preconceptions or biases. Reflect on a time you learned something from someone or a group of people who are unlike yourself.

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