Saint Louis University (SLU) Secondary Essay Prompts

These are the secondary application essay prompts for Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine. To put your best foot forward and maximize your chance of an interview invitation, visit our secondary application editing page.

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Secondary Deadline: January 15, 2019
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Portal

Mission 

The mission of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine is the pursuit of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community engagement through professional development, collaboration and social justice.

Our educational approach embraces integrated activities in basic and clinical research; the provision of patient-centered, compassionate, culturally competent health care; and engagement with the community through public service. Grounded in an understanding of the scientific method and an appreciation for personal commitment and service to others, these diverse educational experiences prepare individuals for careers and leadership roles in medicine and the medical sciences.

In April 2018, the governing body for the School of Medicine approved its strategic plan after a year of collaboration and dialogue between many faculty members and the hard work of four dedicated planning groups. The plan is a five-year road map that guides the School of Medicine to advance quality and growth in research, education, clinical care and administrative operations. It aligns with our values, vision and mission of living in service to others.

Values

  • A concern for the sanctity of human life.
  • A commitment to dignity and respect in the provision of medical care to all patients.
  • A devotion to social justice, particularly as regards inequities in availability of and access to health care.
  • Humility in awareness of medicine’s inherent limitations in the cure of illness.
  • An appreciation for all of the factors that affect a person’s state of health or illness.
  • A mature and well-balanced professional behavior that derives from comfortable relationships with members of the human family and one’s Creator.

2019-2020

All prompts have a 10,000 character limit.

1. Will you be a full-time student for the 2018 – 2019 academic year?

2. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee?

3. Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations?

4. MD-PhD only: Relate your current thinking about the type and scope of clinical career that you seek. Remember that most applicants cannot identify at this point the specific medical disciplines they might choose for residency programs. However, you may have preliminary ideas about your relative interest in direct patient care vs. consultative service, translational vs. basic research, academic medical center vs. corporate, etc. (max 10,000 characters)

2017-2018

1. Is any member of your family a student or graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine? Y/N
if Y, it asks for alumni names.

2. Will you be a full-time student for the 2017-2018 academic year? Y/N
if Y, it asks to describe your current activities, max 10,000 characters.

3. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? Y/N
if Y, a text box appears to write your essay. Max 10,000 characters.

4. Were you ever the recipient of any action (eg dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? Y/N
if Y, a text box appears with the prompt: Please explain fully. Max 10,000 characters.

5. Would you like to apply for the MD/PhD program? Y/N
if Y, a large section appears at the bottom of the application.

Essays: Physician Scientist Practice Vision
Relate your current thinking about the type and scope of clinical career that you seek. Remember that most applicants cannot identify at this point the specific medical disciplines they might choose for residency programs. However, you may have preliminary ideas about your relative interest in direct patient care vs. consultative service, translational vs. basic research, academic medical center vs. corporate, etc. (max 10,000 characters).

Mentor References:
Provide the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for up to three (3) past mentors who are personally knowledgeable about your research experience. We will contact these individuals upon receiving your completed AMCAS and secondary applications, but it is your responsibility to ensure their timely responses. Choose individuals who will respond to specific questions regarding your aptitude, interest, and conduct in the laboratory; the Program already will have copies of any letters they have written to accompany your AMCAS application.

6. I have read and understand the academic and technical standards and can comply with those requirements. Y/N

2016-2017

1. Is any member of your family a student or graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine? (Yes/No)

2. Will you be a full-time student for the 2016 – 2017 academic year? (Yes/No)
Please describe your current activities… (max 10,000 characters)
* Required

3. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? (Character count 10,000 max)
* Required

4. Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? (Yes/No)

5. Would you like to apply for the MD/PhD program? (Yes/No)

6. I have read and understand the academic and technical standards and can comply with those requirements. (Yes/No)

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