University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts

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

About University of Minnesota Medical School (Duluth)

Secondary Deadline: December 1, 2019
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: 
Accepts Application Updates: 

Mission 

The University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus was founded in 1972 with a mission to be a leader in educating physicians dedicated to family medicine, to serve the needs of rural Minnesota and Native American communities.

Vision 

To give the best of ourselves to create a Medical School where individuals thrive, collaborations elevate, and the best of medical practice, research and education combine to create a legacy of:

  • Excellently trained and compassionate physicians.
  • Scientists with the courage and expertise to pursue life-changing discoveries.
  • Minnesotans whose lives have been improved through the highest quality of medicine.

2019-2020

All prompts have an 800 character limit. 

1. In what ways do you fit the goals of the Duluth medical school program?

2. How familiar are you with life in a rural setting or American Indian community? 781

3. What are some of the professional and personal advantages and disadvantages of a rural family medicine practice? 741

4. How have you familiarized yourself with the field of medicine? 554

5. How have your volunteer experiences influenced your life goals? 913

6. Briefly describe your career plans in the event that you do not attend medical school.

7. Have you ever struggled with being honest and compassionate at the same time? Describe the situation, the struggles and, if there was one, the resolution. 700

8. Describe an experience you have had working in a team (other than a sports team), what role you played, and your comfort level with that role.

9. What does lifelong learning mean to you?

10. What are your recreational and leisure activities?

11. Medical school can be stressful. What coping skills have you used in the past to deal with stressful situations?

12. Please use this space to update the information contained in your AMCAS application. Indicate grades earned, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation dates, additions to your extracurricular activities, and anything else you feel the Committee should know.

13. Please describe what you are currently doing. If you have already graduated please indicate what you have been doing since graduation and what your plans are for the coming year.

14. FOR REAPPLICANTS ONLY: What have you done to improve your application to medical school?

15. State Ties

2018-2019

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

2017-2018

All prompts have an 800 character limit. 

1. In what ways do you fit the goals of the Duluth medical school program?

2. How familiar are you with life in a rural setting or American Indian community?

3. What are some of the professional and personal advantages and disadvantages of a rural family medicine practice?

4. How have you familiarized yourself with the field of medicine?

5. How have your volunteer experiences influenced your life goals?

6. Briefly describe your career plans in the event that you do not attend medical school.

7. Have you ever struggled with being honest and compassionate at the same time? Describe the situation, the struggles and, if there was one, the resolution.

8. Describe an experience you have had working in a team (other than a sports team), what role you played, and your comfort level with that role.

9. What does lifelong learning mean to you?

10. What are your recreational and leisure activities?

11. Medical school can be stressful. What coping skills have you used in the past to deal with stressful situations?

12. Please use this space to update the information contained in your AMCAS application. Indicate grades earned, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation dates, additions to your extracurricular activities, and anything else you feel the Committee should know.

13. Please describe what you are currently doing. If you have already graduated please indicate what you have been doing since graduation and what your plans are for the coming year.

14. Describe your ties to the state of Minnesota.

15. FOR REAPPLICANTS ONLY: What have you done to improve your application to medical school?

Disclaimer: The information on this page was shared by students and/or can be found on the medical school’s website. Med School Insiders does not guarantee the accuracy of the information on this page.

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