Yale University School of Medicine Secondary Essay Prompts

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

2018-2019

Please submit answers to the following questions. Please limit your responses to approximately 500 words each.

REQUIRED ESSAY 1
Yale School of Medicine values diversity in all its forms. How will your background and experiences contribute to this important focus of our institution and inform your future role as a physician?

REQUIRED ESSAY 2 (please select one of the following)

MD applicants: Please answer either one of the following questions
MD/PhD applicants: Please answer question 2 as it pertains to your proposed PhD research.

While there is great emphasis on the physician-patient relationship, Yale School of Medicine also emphasizes the importance of training future physicians to care for communities and populations. Describe how your experiences would contribute to this aspect of the mission of the Yale School of Medicine.
Research is essential to patient care, and all students at Yale School of Medicine complete a research thesis. Tell us how your research interests, skills and experiences would contribute to scholarship at Yale School of Medicine.

OPTIONAL

This section is optional. It should be used to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee any important information (personal, academic, or professional) not discussed in other sections of your Yale Secondary Application.

Please limit your response to 500 words.

additional MD/PhD essay:

Write a statement (approximately 500 words) concerning:

Your reasons for wishing to undertake the combined MD/PhD program, rather than the MD program alone.
The specific PhD program that you propose to follow at Yale.
The strengths of that Yale graduate program and its faculty as they relate to your career goals.

2017-2018

Please use this space to write an essay in which you discuss your interest in Yale School of Medicine. (500 words)

This section is optional. It should be used to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee any important information (personal, academic, or professional) not discussed in other sections of your Yale Secondary Application. (500 words)

2016-2017

Please use this space to write an essay in which you discuss your interest in Yale School of Medicine. (500 words)

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