Secondary Database

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Secondary

Here are Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine’s secondary questions.

2019-2020

Question 1 – What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve?

Question 2 – Other than work-life balance, what will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician?

Question 3 – Discuss a time in your life that demonstrated your resilience.

Question 4 – Please describe your path through the OHSU UME Admissions Recommended Premedical Competencies, with special attention to experiences that are not reflected in your transcript. Do not include specific grades or test scores in your response. AAMC’s Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students & OHSU Recommended Prerequisites

Question 5 – Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond?

Question 6 – Please discuss how your personal experience demonstrates the ability to overcome adversity and contributes to diversity in the provision of healthcare. Please include any insight into the diversity that you would bring to OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine in the context of OHSU’s definition of diversity: Diversity at OHSU requires creating and sustaining a community of inclusion. We honor, respect, embrace and value the unique contributions and perspectives of all employees, patients, students, volunteers and our local and global communities. Diversity may include age, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We respect diversity of thought, ideas and more. Diversity maximizes our true potential for creativity, innovation, quality patient care, educational excellence and outstanding service.

2018-2019 

General MD Questions:

1. What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? (1500 characters)

2. What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? (1500 characters)

3. Discuss a time in your life that demonstrated your resilience. (1500 characters)

4. Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted. (1500 characters)

5. Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? (1500 characters)

6. Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. (2000 characters)

MD/PhD Questions:

Question 7 – What specifically interests you in the OHSU MD/PhD program? (1500 char)

Question 8 – Please list 3-5 faculty members at OHSU whose research is of interest to you. (1500 char)

Question 9 – Thinking about one of your research projects, how could the results affect the way we diagnose and treat patients? If your research is non-biomedical, describe how it advances scientific knowledge. (1500 char)

Question 10 – List publications and grants.

Question 11 – Please tell us the graduate program at OHSU you are most interested in (this is not binding)

2017 – 2018

What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? (1500 char)

What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? (1500 char)

Discuss a time in your life that demonstrated your resilience. (1500 char)

Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted. (1500 char)

Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? (1500 char)

Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. (2000 char)

2016 – 2017

1. What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? (1500 char)
2. What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? (1500 char)
3. Give an example of a time when you tried your best to work with a person or a group but the problems still remained. What did you learn from the experience? (1500 char)
4. Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted (1500 char)
5. Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? (1500 char)
6. Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. (2000 char)

Optional: Explain your adversity in: Economic, Educational, Cultural, Family (4000 char)

2015 – 2016

What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? (1500 char)

What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? (1500 char)

Give an example of a time when you tried your best to work with a person or a group but the problems still remained. What did you learn from the experience? (1500 char)

Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted. (1500 char)

Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? (1500 char)

Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. (1500 char)

While you were growing up, did you experience any of the following types of adversity?
Economic, Educational, Ethnic/Cultural, Family. Please describe the nature of the adversity.

 

2014 – 2015

What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? (1500 char)

What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? (1500 char)

Give an example of a time when you tried your best to work with a person or a group but the problems still remained. What did you learn from the experience? (1500 char)

Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted. (1500 char)

Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? (1500 char)

Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. (1500 char)

While you were growing up, did you experience any of the following types of adversity?
Economic, Educational, Ethnic/Cultural, Family. Please describe the nature of the adversity.

 

2013 – 2014

What experience have you had that has given you insight into the patients you hope to eventually serve? (1500 char)

What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician? (1500 char)

Give an example of a time when you tried your best to work with a person or a group but the problems still remained. What did you learn from the experience? (1500 char)

Describe a time when you did not receive what you felt you deserved, and how you reacted. (1500 char)

Give an example of personal feedback in the last few years that was difficult to receive. How did you respond? (1500 char)

Please discuss the diversity that you would bring to the OHSU School of Medicine and the profession of medicine. (1500 char)

 

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