Michigan State University Secondary Essay Prompts

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

about Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Secondary Deadline: November 30, 2019
Secondary Fee: $90
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: Yes
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: No

Mission

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to educating exemplary physicians and scholars, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing service at home and abroad. We enhance our communities by providing outstanding primary and specialty care, promoting the dignity and inclusion of all people, and responding to the needs of the medically underserved.

2020-2021

1. The College of Human Medicine offers students an innovative learning environment. What experiences have you had that have prepared you to succeed in our curriculum? How will you approach any challenges you may face? (300 words)

2. Discuss a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone. What were the challenges? What did you learn? (300 words)

3. If you could present yourself to the Committee on Admissions, what would you want to make sure they knew about you? (300 words)

2019-2020

All prompts have a 250-word limit.

1. Describe a time when you faced a challenging, but important, learning opportunity. Include your approach and resources used to pursue this challenge. What did you learn about yourself and your approach to learning from this experience? What, if anything, would you do differently?

2. Discuss a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone. What were the challenges? What did you learn?

3. If you could present yourself to the Committee on Admissions, what would you want to make sure they knew about you?

2017-2018

The prompts are as follow (word limit for all are 250)

1. The College of Human Medicine has implemented a curriculum referred to as the Shared Discovery Curriculum. Explain which of your attributes/strengths will assist in your success in this curriculum. Explain how you will address any challenges it might pose for you. Please limit your response to 250 words or less.

2. Discuss a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone. What were the challenges? What did you learn? Please limit your response to 250 words or less.

3. If you could present yourself to the Committee on Admissions, what would you want to make sure they knew about you? Please limit your response to 250 words or less.

2016-2017

1. Describe an experience that profoundly affected you in either a positive or negative manner. What did you learn about yourself through this experience? You are permitted to use an experience included in your AMCAS application, as long as you did not go into great detail (including personal statement and/or experiences), or you discuss a different aspect of the experience. Please limit your response to 300 words or less.

2. Discuss a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone. What were the challenges? What did you learn? Please limit your response to 300 words or less.

3. What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of being a physician some day? How do you see yourself addressing this challenge? Please limit your response to 300 words or less.

4. If you could present yourself to the Committee on Admissions, what would you want to make sure they knew about you? Please limit your response to 300 words or less.

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