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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Secondary

Here are Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons’s secondary questions.


2018-2019

1. If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

2. In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 characters)

3. If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)

4. What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words) (This is the only required question)

5. Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

6. Please describe your parents’ occupations. (100 characters)
If you answer yes to the “Did you work during undergrad?” checkbox, this question appears:
“Did you work for compensation during college during the year or the summer? If so, what did you do? How many hours a week did you work? (300 words)”
MSTP:

7. What Academic Honors Have You Received? (e.g. prizes, scholarships, fellowships, honors societies). (5000 Characters)

8. What are your major research interests? (20 words)

9. PhD Goals (5000 characters)

10. Additional Information (5000 Characters)

Columbia Bassett:
7. Columbia-Bassett application adds one essay of “What aspect of Columbia-Bassett has the most appeal to you?”

2017-2018

1. If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

2. From which languages can you translate scholarly material into English?

3. In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 words)

4. If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)

5. What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)

6. Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

7. Please describe your parents’ occupations: (100 words)

2016-2017

If your name is often mispronounced, how do you pronounce it? What is your preferred name? (25 chars)

If your last name is often mispronounced, how do you pronounce it? (25 chars)

If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

From which languages can you translate scholarly material into English? (no apparent limit)

In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 chars)

If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)

What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)

Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

Please describe your parents’ occupations. (100 chars)

2015-2016

If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

From which languages can you translate scholarly material into English?

In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 char)

Did you work for compensation during college during the year or the summer? (300 words)

If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)

What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)

Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

Did you complete a PostBaccalaureate pre-medical program?

Do you have a parent or sibling who graduated from or is affiliated with Columbia University?

Please describe your parents’ occupations: (100 char)

2014-2015

If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 char)

Did you work for compensation during college during the year or the summer? (300 words)

If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)

What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (300 words)

Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

2013-2014

What challenges do you expect to arise from living and working in a complex urban environment? How will you meet them? (250 words)

Is there anything else you would like us to know? (300 words)

Please describe your parents’ occupations: (250 words)

If your last name is often mispronounced, how do you pronounce it? (250 words)

Have you previously applied to P&S? (Yes/No) If yes, briefly summarize your activities since your previous application:

If you took time off from your undergraduate studies, please briefly summarize your reasons for doing so. (250 words)

In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (250 words)

Did you work for compensation during college during the year or the summer? (Yes/No) If so, what did you do? How many hours a week did you work? (250 words)

If you have graduated from college, please briefly summarize what you have done in the interim. (300 words)

 

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