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Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California Secondary

Here are Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California’s secondary questions.


2018-2019 

Short answer questions: The following questions allow the Admissions Committee to become acquainted with you as an individual. Please answer the questions in 3-5 sentences.

What is the most fun you’ve had lately?

If you had to give yourself a nickname, what would it be?

If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations?

Describe a situation in which you didn’t get something you felt you deserved.

Essay question:

If you had the power to change anything, what would it be? Please answer the question in 150 words or less.

2017-2018

Short-answer:

  1. What is the most fun you’ve had lately?
  2. If you had to give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
  3. If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations?
  4. Describe a situation in which you didn’t get something you felt you deserved.

Essay:

  1. Write a sentence that is not true, then tell us why you wish it were.

Good luck to everyone applying!

2016-2017

Do you believe that you are a member of a group that is under-represented in medicine? (Yes/No)

Have you ever previously applied to any medical school ( M.D. , D.O., international)? (Yes/No)

Write a sentence that is not true, then tell us why you wish it were true.
Please answer the question in 200 words or less.

All the following questions should be answered in 3-5 sentences:

1. What’s the most fun you’ve had recently?
2. If you had to give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
3. If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations?
4. Describe a situation in which you feel you didn’t get something you deserved.

2015-2016

The following questions allow the admissions committee to become acquainted with you as an individual.

What is the most fun you’ve had in the last year? (3-5 sentences)

If you could give yourself a nickname, what would it be? (3-5 sentences)

If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations? (3-5 sentences)

What aspect of the future of medicine causes you the most concern? (3-5 sentences)

Write a sentence that is not true, then tell us why you wish it were true. (200 words)

2014-2015

What is the most fun you’ve had in the last year? (3-5 sentences)

If you could give yourself a nickname, what would it be? (3-5 sentences)

If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations? (3-5 sentences)

What aspect of the preparation for applying to medical school did you find most challenging? (3-5 sentences)

If you believe that you are a member of a group that is under-represented in medicine, describe what this designation means to you

Write a sentence that is not true, then tell us why you wish it were true. (Please answer the question in 200 words or less.)

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