Wayne State University School of Medicine Secondary Essay Prompts

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

about Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
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Mission

We will educate a diverse student body in an urban setting and within a culture of inclusion, through high quality education, clinical excellence, pioneering research, local investment in our community and innovative technology, to prepare physician and biomedical scientific leaders to achieve health and wellness for our society.

Vision 

Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty and staff will graduate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists who will transform the promise of equal health into a reality for all.

2020-2021

1. During the stress of the pandemic, what was the one thing you learned about yourself? How has that affected your outlook on the role of medicine?

2. Are empathy and sympathy the same? Please discuss their importance in the practice of medicine.

3. Describe what specific opportunities/resources are offered at Wayne State University School of Medicine that you plan to utilize as a medical student, and why?

All prompts are 1000 characters

2019-2020

1. If you could tell the admissions committee one thing unique about yourself that isn’t medically related, what would it be?  (1000 characters)

2. Explain an activity that you have been involved in for at least 6-12 months. What was it about that activity that kept you motivated to continue? What did you learn from that activity? (1000 characters)

3. Give an example of a project to which you gave sustained effort. How were you involved in the leadership of this project? (1000 characters)

2018-2019

Please answer each of the three essays below. Responses are limited to a maximum of 1000 characters, including spaces. Only answer the additional question sections if they apply. Do not use a ~ in your responses.

1. Why do you wish to pursue your medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine?
2. Medical School is very time consuming, and you are going to have to eliminate some current activities. What three activities are most important for you to continue while in medical school? Why?
3. Give an example of a project to which you gave sustained effort. How were you involved in the leadership of this project?

4. Please only answer this question if you are a re-applicant. The response is limited to a maximum of 1500 characters, including spaces. What academic, employment, volunteer experiences have you been engaged in since your last application to medical school? How does your current application differ from your previous application?

5. Please only answer this question if you were ever the recipient of an institutional action. The response is limited to a maximum of 1500 characters, including spaces. Fully describe the circumstances that resulted in the disciplinary institutional action citation noted on your AMCAS application. What lasting lessons have you learned from the experience?

2017-2018

*1000 character limit including spaces per essay

1. Please discuss the reasons you wish to pursue your medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

2. Medical School is very time consuming, and you are going to have to eliminate some current activities. What three activities are most important for you to continue while in medical school? Why?

3. Give an example of a project to which you gave sustained effort. How were you involved in the leadership of this project?

2016-2017

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

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