Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Secondary Essay Prompts

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

2017-2018

1. If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

2. From which languages can you translate scholarly material into English?

3. In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 words)

4. If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)

5. What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)

6. Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

7. Please describe your parents’ occupations: (100 words)

2016-2017

If your name is often mispronounced, how do you pronounce it? What is your preferred name? (25 chars)
If your last name is often mispronounced, how do you pronounce it? (25 chars)

If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

From which languages can you translate scholarly material into English? (no apparent limit)

In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 chars)

If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)
What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)

Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

Please describe your parents’ occupations. (100 chars)

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