Secondary Database

University of Washington School of Medicine Secondary

Here are the secondary prompts for University of Washington School of Medicine.


2018-2019 

1. An autobiographical statement which should include (250 word limit):

1. the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician
2. your prior experiences in health care
3. steps taken to explore a career in medicine
4. your eventual goals as a physician
5. personal attributes that would make you a good physician

2. Please do not repeat what you wrote in your AMCAS Personal Comments (this will already be on file with our office). If you have already covered all of the above topics in your AMCAS application, use this space to let the Admissions Committee know who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician.
4 or 5 additional short essays (250 word limit each)

1. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician?
2. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class?
3. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them?
4. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or patients you have worked with?
5. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?”

2017-2018

1. Autobiographical Statement Addendum

Your AMCAS personal statement and experiences are already on file with our office.

If your primary AMCAS application hasn’t discussed the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician including insights you’ve gained from exploring a career in medicine, and how your personal attributes would make you a good physician, please discuss those here. (250 word count)

If you’ve already written about these items, don’t repeat what you wrote. Instead, use this autobiographical statement addendum to let us know more about who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician. This is another opportunity for you to express what you want the Admissions Committee to know about you.

2. How do you see historical and structural inequities affecting the patients you have worked with and will work with, and how do you as a student and physician address these broader causes of health disparities? (250 word count)

3. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 word count)

4.) What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 word count)

5. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 word count)

Good luck to everyone applying!

2016-2017

Same as previous year.

2015-2016

An autobiographical statement which should include:

  • the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician
  • your prior experiences in health care
  • steps taken to explore a career in medicine
  • your eventual goals as a physician
  • and other issues of importance

The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your secondary materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office. (250 words)

3 additional short essays (250 word limit each)

  • How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician?
  • How do your experiences match the mission and values of the University of Washington School of Medicine?
  • What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class?
  • What obstacles to your goals have you experienced and how have you dealt with them?

For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?

2014-2015

An autobiographical statement which should include:

  • the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician
  • your prior experiences in health care
  • steps taken to explore a career in medicine
  • your eventual goals as a physician
  • and other issues of importance

The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your secondary materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office.

3 additional short essays (250 word limit each)

  • How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician?
  • What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class?
  • What obstacles to your goals have you experienced and how have you dealt with them?

For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?

 

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