Albert Einstein Secondary Essay Prompts

These are the secondary application essay prompts for Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. To put your best foot forward and maximize your chance of an interview invitation, visit our secondary application editing page.

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Secondary Deadline: Dec 1, 2022
Secondary Fee: $120
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes Post Interview/Email

Mission 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine prepares physicians who will excel in both the science and the art of medicine. The M.D. Program supports the overaching mission and goals of Einstein (http://einstein.yu.edu/about/). Our founding mandate has been to combine the pursuit of scientific excellence with the social mission to improve human health through engagement in our local, national, and global communities.

Einstein’s dynamic curriculum offers its students the ability to combine a solid foundation in the biomedical and population health sciences and rigorous, hands-on clinical training with the flexibility to pursue their interests in research and to meet the healthcare needs of underserved populations in the Bronx, the greater New York metropolitan area, and beyond. Einstein attracts a diverse student body and provides a collegial and collaborative environment that fosters our students’ growth as future clinicians, educators, physician scientists, and leaders in the field.

Ours is the only institution in the world to which Albert Einstein agreed to give his name. In addition to his stature as a scientist, Einstein’s moral and compassionate views on human affairs place him clearly in the camp of philosopher and humanist as well as scientist. Our students and faculty – indeed, all members of our community – continue to honor his legacy. Our graduates are committed to providing exceptional and compassionate clinical care as well as to the lifelong pursuit of biomedical knowledge that will improve the standard of medical care for all.

2022-2023

1.I have taken time off from school between high school and college.

2. I have taken time off from school during my undergraduate years.

3. I have taken at least a year off from school since college graduation, including this year that I am applying.

4. I have taken and received credit for online science core courses (e.g. chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, physics and mathematics) that were taken prior to the Covid Pandemic (earlier than Spring 2020).

5. I have applied previously to medical school.

6. I have submitted an AMCAS application to Einstein previously.

7. I am/was a graduate student in the Sue Golding Division of Albert Einstein
College of Medicine.

8. I was accepted to medical school previously but did not attend.

9. I was previously enrolled in medical school.

10. I can attest that I have fulfilled the Albert Einstein College of Medicine COMPETENCIES (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/educatio…pplication-procedure/course-requirements.aspx) for admission. If you answered, “no” to the above question, please explain. For example, if you plan to take pre-medical course work in the coming summer, fall, or spring, please list the courses and tell us when and where you will be taking them. If your answer was, “yes,” please write “NA” in the box below. (3000 characters)

11. I will have a Baccalaureate Degree by the time I matriculate into medical school.

12. I am presently holding a deferral from another medical / graduate / professional school.

13. I have received a grade of “F” during my college/graduate school years.

14. I have received a grade of “D” during my college/graduate school years.

15. I have received a grade of “W” during my college/graduate school years.

16. I have received a grade of “I” during my college/graduate school years.

17. As an undergraduate, I transferred from one college to another.

18. I have been the recipient of a warning notice for a non-academic issue that did NOT result in a disciplinary action.

19. I have been subject to a disciplinary action and/or administrative action, expunged or not, while an undergraduate or graduate student.

20. I currently have disciplinary charges pending.

21. I have been prohibited or suspended from practicing in a professional capacity because of alleged misconduct.

22. Please tell us the year Parent/Guardian received their highest academic degree, the name of that degree and the name of the school. If high school or less, please write “high school or less.”

23. If you were employed during the academic year, other than during winter and summer breaks, please write the number of hours you worked per week, and tell us what you did and why you were employed.

24. Please provide your Race as you indicated it on your AMCAS application.

25. Please provide your Ethnicity as you indicated it on your AMCAS application.

26. If you indicated, above, that you will have, “Two individual letters (up to 5 are allowed),” please provide the names, titles and institution of your letter writers; please use a separate line for each. Please note that one letter must be from your major and your second letter from a science faculty member (two science letters from two different faculty members in the same department is acceptable). If this does not apply to you, please write “NA” in the box below.

27. If you are a Post-Baccalaureate student (not a Master’s Degree student), please indicate whether a letter or statement of “Good Standing” been included in your letter packet? If “yes,” please indicate the name, title and school from which the letter has been submitted. If “no,” please indicate when such a letter or statement will be uploaded to the AMCAS Letter Writer. If this does not apply to you, please write “NA.”

28. Did you take your last science course more than 5 years ago?

29. If you have an Undergraduate Pre-Professional Advisory Committee at your college or university, and have chosen NOT to request a letter from that Committee, please tell us why not.

30. Have you worked in basic or clinical research at Einstein/Montefiore?

31. Have you participated in an Einstein/Montefiore Pipeline Program during high school, college or after?

32. If you answered “yes” that you have worked with us here at Einstein/Montefiore, will a letter from an Einstein/Montefiore faculty member be included in your evaluations? Please tell us the name, title and department of the letter writer.

33. Do you have a family member who is a current employee (non-faculty) of an Einstein/Montefiore affiliated hospital?

34. Do you have a SIBLING who is currently enrolled as an Einstein medical or graduate student?

35. Do you have a family member who is currently a Faculty member at an Einstein/Montefiore affiliated hospital?

36. Do you have a family member who is an Einstein Alumnus (MD, MSTP or PhD degree only)?

37. Anything else you would like to share with us? (4000 characters)

2020-2021

1. Is there anything at all that you would like to share with the Committee on Admissions that might not be apparent from your AMCAS application or from what you have already answered on this Secondary Application?

2019-2020

The secondary application essay prompts from this medical school application cycle are the same as above.

2018-2019

1. I have taken time off between high school and college
(Please explain your activities in detail, and your reasons for taking time off, and include dates)

2. I have taken time off during my undergraduate years
(Please explain your activities in detail, and your reasons for taking time off, and include dates)

3. I have taken off at least a year since college graduation
(Please explain your activities in detail, and your reasons for taking time off, and include dates)

4. I plan to take off this year, after just having graduated, while I apply to medical school.
(Please explain what you plan to do this year and please provide confirmation of your plans
when they are complete.)

5. I have taken and received credit for online courses
(Please note that the College does not accept online courses that are not offered by (as opposed to, approved by) your undergraduate or graduate institution. If you have taken online courses, please indicate what courses, where they were taken, and why you elected to take the courses online.)

6. I have worked part- or full-time, for pay, during the academic year while in college.
(Please indicate when you worked, e.g., freshman year, what months of the year you worked, and how many hours. Briefly describe the work you did.)

7. I have applied to medical school previously
(Please list schools and year of application, and tell us what actions you have taken to improve your application.)

8.I have submitted an AMCAS application to Einstein previously
(Please keep in mind that if you completed two prior applications, you are ineligible for reapplication.)
(Please indicate whether you completed the application process for Einstein, the year(s) you applied, and whether you were interviewed.)

9. I am presently enrolled in the Sue Golding Graduate Division
(Please indicate the year you enrolled, when you plan to take your qualifying examination, and the name of your mentor/department. It is required that your mentor write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.)

10. I am presently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Yeshiva University
(Please indicate the month and year that you will graduate.)

11. I had been accepted to medical school previously but chose not to matriculate
(Please indicate the name of the school, the year, and your reasons for not matriculating.)

12. I had been enrolled previously in a medical school
(Please indicate the name of the school, the dates of your enrollment, and your reason for leaving.)

13. I have not yet completed all of the competencies
(Please indicate what you are missing, and when and how you plan completion.)

14. I will have a Baccalaureate Degree by the time I matriculate in medical school
(Please indicate why you will not have your Degree.)

15. I am presently holding a deferred enrollment to a medical/professional school
(Please indicate where you are holding a deferral and why you are applying to Einstein now.)

16. I have received a grade of “F” during my college/graduate school years
(Please indicate the name of the course and the reason for the failure.)

17. I have received a grade of “D” during my college/graduate school years
(Please indicate the name of the course and the reason for this grade.)

18. I have received a grade of “W” during my college/graduate school years
(Please indicate the name of the course and the reason for this grade.)

19. I have received a grade of “I” during my college/graduate school years
(Please indicate the name of the course and the reason for this grade.)

20. I have transferred from one college to another during my undergraduate years
(Please explain why you chose to transfer, and indicate the names of the colleges involved.)

21. I have been the recipient of a warning notice for a non-academic issue that did not result in a disciplinary action
(Please explain when, where and why.)

22. I have been subject to a disciplinary action and/or an administrative action, expunged or not, while in school
(If yes, please answer the following questions.)
Expunged? No Yes

23. How many warnings did you receive prior to an action being placed on your record?
(Please explain how all of the above affected you.)

24. I have disciplinary charges pending
(Please explain in detail.)

25. I have been convicted of a crime
(Please explain in detail.)

26. I expect that there will be criminal charges brought against me which are now pending
(Please explain in detail.)

27. I have been prohibited or suspended from practicing in a professional capacity due to or as a result of alleged misconduct
(Please explain in detail.)

28. Is there anything at all that you would like to share with the Committee on Admissions that might not be apparent from your AMCAS application or from you Secondary Application? (200 words)

2017-2018

The secondary application essay prompts from this medical school application cycle are the same as above.

2016-2017

The secondary application essay prompts from this medical school application cycle are the same as above.

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