Secondary Database

Florida International University College of Medicine Secondary

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


2018-2019

1200 characters each

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

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. 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:

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

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. 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)

1. 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?

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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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