Sanford School of Medicine University of South Dakota Secondary Essay Prompts

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


Given the mission statement of the school, please explain how your experiences and long term goals would help meet the mission.

Given the diversity statement of the school, explain how your background and experiences with diversity will bring value to the school.

Describe how your experiences in health care or social care activities will help you become a good physician.

Briefly describe a crisis or significant challenge in your life, how you have worked through the crisis or challenge, and what you have learned from this experience.

What are your career plans in the event that you are not admitted to a medical school this year or after several applications?


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

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