After your designated medical schools receive your primary application, each school will send you a secondary application. That means if you applied to 20 schools, you will be filling out 20 separate secondary applications. Most schools automatically send you an application but some schools screen applicants pre-secondary. The questions vary tremendously from school to school. The purpose of the secondary application is to extract more information from the applicant. This is another great opportunity for you, the applicant, to stand out.