East Carolina University (Brody) Secondary Essay Prompts

These are the secondary application essay prompts for Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. To put your best foot forward and maximize your chance of an interview invitation, visit our secondary application editing page.

About East carolina university (Brody)

Secondary Deadline: Dependent on when secondary is received
Secondary Fee: $70
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates:

Mission

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a 40-year-old medical school with a strong primary care orientation. The school established a three-fold mission in 1974 that continues to serve as a guiding framework for our overall educational efforts:

  • To increase the supply of primary care physicians to serve the state
  • To improve the health status of citizens in eastern North Carolina
  • To enhance the access of minority and disadvantaged students to a medical education

2022-2023

1. Why have you chosen to apply to the Brody School of Medicine and how do you think your education at the Brody School of Medicine will prepare you to become a future physician? (250-300 words).

2. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on everyday life. From your perspective, reflect upon what you have learned or experienced during this time and how will this impact you going forward. (250-300 words). Items to consider incorporating in your response may include but are not limited to: • Academic: Did Covid-19 interrupt your studies? Were you able to interact with your professors and classmates? Did your school require students to move to pass/fail grading systems? Did your MCAT exam get cancelled or delayed? • Clinical Experiences and Community Service Activities: Did you hold a job? Were you able to gain clinical experiences, either in employment or volunteerism? Did you pursue volunteer opportunities in response to community needs during the pandemic? 

  • Personal: How did the pandemic affect you or those close to you? Did you face any personal challenges because of Covid-19? Has Covid-19 changed or challenged your perception of pursuing a career in medicine?

3. East Carolina University’s motto is Servire- “To Serve.” Tell us about your most meaningful community service project or experience. (250-300 words)

2020-2021

1. Please complete this section using the prompt given. Your essay should be limited to 300-500 words and it is strongly recommended that you not copy and paste your AMCAS application essay.
Reflect on your reasons for desiring to study medicine, your future professional aspirations, your most significant clinical experience, and also your most meaningful non-medical experience. (300-500 words) (optional)

2. The Covid19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on everyday life across the world. From your perspective, reflect upon what you have learned or experienced during this time and how will this impact you going forward. (300-500 words)

2019-2020

1. Please complete this section using the prompt given. Your essay should be limited to 300-500 words and it is strongly recommended that you not copy and paste your AMCAS application essay.

2. Reflect on your reasons for desiring to study medicine, your future professional aspirations, your most significant clinical experience, and also your most meaningful non-medical experience. (300-500 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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