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University of North Dakota School of Medicine Secondary Questions

Here are the secondary prompts for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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2020-2021

Answer each in 600 or less words.

The primary purpose of the UND SMHS is to educate physicians and other health professionals for subsequent service in North Dakota and to enhance the quality of life of its people.” Given the purpose of the School, please explain how you will fulfill this mission.

Reflect on personal experiences of resilience and emotional intelligence throughout life and how has this prepared you in your pursuit of medicine.

Describe your experiences with diverse populations. Examples include a summary of a volunteer experience, study abroad, employment, or a formal course on diversity that includes direct interaction with individuals or groups from socio-economic, cultural, geographic, rural, or other backgrounds different from your own.

Describe your research or creative activity. Examples include the outcome of a formal research experience, course-dependent undergraduate research, thesis, capstone, senior recital, performance, debate, product creation or any other major production or installation.

Expand and reflect on medical and/or clinical experience as it relates to the mission of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. This may include a summary of physician shadowing, clinical observation, community service, volunteer work, and/or employment. Examples include, but are not limited to, work in a clinic, hospital, as a first responder, clinical lab, public health, home health visits, assisted living, nursing home care, youth camps, or relevant military duty.

What are your career plans if you do not ever get admitted to medical school?

2019-2020

For Residency History please fill in as many as you need, for the remaining questions you will have 1600-character maximum for each numbered response.

Residency History: List each permanent residence starting with your place of birth

The primary purpose of the UND SMHS is to educate physicians and other health professionals for subsequent service in North Dakota and to enhance the quality of life of its people. Given the purpose of the school, please explain how you do or will fulfill this mission.

Describe your experience with life in a rural and/or Native American community.

What are your career plans in the event that you are not admitted to medical school this year?

What are your career plans in the event that you don’t ever get admitted to medical school?

If needed, update the information in your AMCAS application (i.e., grades in recent courses, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation, additions to extracurricular activities, unreported legal and institutional infractions, etc.).

Please see “Residency Preferences” on the UND SMHS Admissions website. Describe your ties to the state of North Dakota or how you qualify for the other residency groups described there.

Are you an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe? If yes, please describe your connection to this or other Native American communities and indicate whether you agree to have your application forwarded to the Indians Into Medicine office. If no, you do not need to complete this question.

Are you currently enrolled in a grant-funded and/or degree-granting post-baccalaureate program? If so, what is your timeline for completion?

UND SMHS REAPPLICANTS ONLY: When was your previous application, and, subsequently, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? Note any relevant academic, employment, clinical, and personal experience.

2018-2019 
“We ask that you be thorough but try to keep each answer to 1600 characters or less (not including spaces).”

Residency History: List each permanent residence starting with your place of birth

The primary purpose of the UND SMHS is to educate physicians and other health professionals for subsequent service in North Dakota and to enhance the quality of life of its people. Given the purpose of the school, please explain how you do or will fulfill this mission.

Describe your experience with life in a rural and/or Native American community.

What are your career plans in the event that you are not admitted to medical school this year?

What are your career plans in the event that you don’t ever get admitted to medical school?

If needed, update the information in your AMCAS application (i.e., grades in recent courses, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation, additions to extracurricular activities, unreported legal and institutional infractions, etc.).

Please see “Residency Preferences” on the UND SMHS Admissions website. Describe your ties to the state of North Dakota or how you qualify for the other residency groups described there.

Are you an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe? If yes, please describe your connection to this or other Native American communities. If no, you do not need to complete this question.

Are you currently enrolled in a grant-funded and/or degree-granting post-baccalaureate program? If so, what is your timeline for completion?

UND SMHS REAPPLICANTS ONLY: When was your previous application, and, subsequently, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? Note any relevant academic, employment, clinical, and personal experience.

2016 – 2017

(1600 character limit not including spaces)
What do you consider to be your hometown? Explain

Given the purpose of the school, please justify why you should be accepted for admission.

Describe how your experiences (health care or social care) will help you develop into a compassionate physician.

Describe how familiar you are with life in a rural and/or Native American community.

Describe how you have contributed to your family or community.

What are your career plans in the event that you are not admitted to medical school: This year? Ever?

Describe your connection to the state of North Dakota. Minnesota applicants, describe your connections to your respective communities and/or to North Dakota.

2015 – 2016

Residency History: List each permanent residence starting with your place of birth

What do you consider to be your hometown? Explain.

Given the purpose of the school, please justify why you should be accepted for admission. INMED students, please explain how you fulfill the purpose of the Indians into Medicine Program.

Describe how your experiences (health care or social care) will help you develop into a compassionate physician. 

Describe how familiar you are with life in a rural and/or Native American community.

Describe how you have contributed to your family or community.

What are your career plans in the event that you are not admitted to medical school: This Year? Ever?

If needed, update the information in your AMCAS application (i.e., grades in recent courses, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation, additions to extracurricular activities, unreported legal infractions, etc.). 

Describe your connection to the state of North Dakota. WICHE, INMED and Minnesota applicants, describe your connections to your respective communities and/or to North Dakota.

UNDSMHS REAPPLICANTS ONLY: When was your previous application, and, subsequently, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? Note any relevant academic, employment, clinical, and personal experience.

 

 

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