Pennsylvania State University Secondary Essay Prompts

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

2018-2019

Is there a unique aspect of your application that should be considered by the admissions committee (Maximum 75 words)

Explain why you decided to apply to the Penn State College of Medicine (Maximum 75 words)

Write a short paragraph describing a significant experience you have had working in a team setting (Maximum 250 words)

Write a short statement describing how you envision using your medical education to advance care for under-represented or marginalized populations. (Maximum 250 words)

2017-2018

Is there a unique aspect of your application that should be considered by the admissions committee? (Maximum 75 words)

Explain why you decided to apply to Penn State College of Medicine. (Maximum 75 words)

Please write a short paragraph describing a significant experience you have had working in a team setting. (Maximum 250 words)

Briefly describe an experience where you had to navigate a complex system (e.g. personal experience, group activity, or development of a project) to achieve an end. Reflect on the qualities and attributes required by you to achieve success in this experience. (Maximum 250 words)

2016-2017

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

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