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Florida International University College of Medicine Secondary Questions

Here are Florida International University College of Medicine’s secondary questions.

Secondary Essay Editing

2022-2023

Are you a re-applicant to medical school? If yes, please explain how your application has improved since the last time you applied and/or what you have learned from the experience. (1000 characters)

Whether or not you will be a full-time student, please explain what you will be doing prior to your planned matriculation into medical school. (600 characters)

If you have taken a gap year(s), please explain what you have been, or will be doing since graduating from your undergraduate institution. (600 characters)

Use this area to explain any exception to the prerequisites at your institution. (1000 characters)

Is there any additional information about your academic record that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? Please include any academic difficulties or course withdrawals. (1000 characters)

Miami is a vibrant and multicultural, multilingual city. You will be exposed to cultures and languages different than your own while living and studying in this city. Please explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked, or were exposed to diverse backgrounds. Please describe the impact the experience had on you. (1200 characters)

Why did you choose to apply to FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine? (1200 characters)

Please describe a significant personal challenge you have faced, one which you feel has helped to shape you as a person. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you during the challenges you might face in medical school. Describe any support system you had at your disposal and how you utilized these resources. (1200 characters)

If you are accepted into medical school, how do you envision your lifestyle will change, and what challenges may await? Similarly, what do you think will be the most rewarding and difficult part of practicing medicine in the future? (1200 characters)

If you are NOT a Florida resident, please describe any connection to FIU, FIU HWCOM, or South Florida. (600 characters)

Optional

Please share any disruptions and/or challenges you have experienced this application year as a direct result of COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider in conjunction with your application. The following are some examples of topics for consideration, but are not limited to: academic preparations; extracurricular activities and/or experiences; personal and/or professional opportunities; or lessons and insights gained as a result of COVID-19. (1000 characters)

2021-2022 

Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you. (1200 characters)

Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert College of Medicine, how do you know we will be a mission fit for you? (1200 characters)

Describe how you have dealt with a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you during the challenges you will face in medical school. (1200 characters)

Your patient has a rare disease and would be a great candidate for an experimental new treatment .

You are the principal investigator for the research project and you and your chair would like to pursue this experiment with the patient. The parents of your patient are adamant against the treatment. How would you handle this situation?

Optional covid essay (character count?)

Optional academic difficulties essay (1000 characters)

2020-2021

The character limit for each essay is 1200 (including spaces).

Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.

Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, how do you know we will be a mission fit for you?

Describe how you have dealt with a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you during the challenges you might face in medical school.

Your patient has a rare disease and would be a great candidate for an experimental new treatment. You are the principal investigator for the research project and you and your Chair would like to pursue this experiment with the patient. The parents of your patient are adamant against the treatment. How would you handle this situation?

2019-2020

Describe how you have dealt with a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you during the challenges you might face in medical school.

Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.

Your patient has a rare disease and would be a great candidate for an experimental new treatment. You are the principal investigator for the research project and you and your Chair would like to pursue this experiment with the patient. The parents of your patient are adamant against the treatment. How would you handle this situation?

Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, how do you know we will be a mission fit for you?

2018-2019

1200 characters each

Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, how do you know we will be a mission fit for you?

Your patient has a rare disease and would be a great candidate for an experimental new treatment. You are the principal investigator for the research project and you and your Chair would like to pursue this experiment with the patient. The parents of your patient are adamant against the treatment. How would you handle this situation?

Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.

Describe how you have dealt with a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you during the challenges you might face in medical school.

2017-2018

All questions have a 1200 character limit:

Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, how do you know we will be a mission fit for you?

What attributes do you believe are essential to be successful within the medical profession? Of these attributes, which do you possess and how have you demonstrated these in the past?

Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.

Explain a situation in which you have received criticism. What was the criticism and how did you respond to it?

Questions 1, 3, and 4 are the same as last year. Question 2 changed from asking about overcoming a personal or academic challenge.

Good luck to everyone applying!

2016-2017

(Limit each essay to 1200 characters including spaces)

Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, please describe how your personal characteristics and values make you a suitable candidate for medicine. How will you contribute to the student body?

Describe how you have handled a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you face possible challenges in medical school.

Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you.

Were you ever surprised by criticism you received? If so, what was the criticism and how did you respond to it?

2014-2015

Whether or not you will be a full-time student, please provide details of your activities for the application year. (600 char with spaces)

Given the unique mission of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, please describe how your personal characteristics and values make you a suitable candidate for medicine. How will you contribute to the student body? (1200 char with spaces)

Describe how you have handled a personal or academic challenge. Focus on what you learned about yourself and how it will help you face possible challenges in medical school. (1200 char with spaces)

Explain in detail an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you. (1200 char with spaces)

Give an example when you were part of a team. What was your role in the team? How did you contribute to this task group? How often did you interact with other team members? (1200 char with spaces)

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