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Wayne State University School of Medicine Secondary

Here are the secondary prompts for Wayne State University School of Medicine.


2018-2019 

Please answer each of the three essays below. Responses are limited to a maximum of 1000 characters, including spaces. Only answer the additional question sections if they apply. Do not use a ~ in your responses.

1. Why do you wish to pursue your medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine?

2. Medical School is very time consuming, and you are going to have to eliminate some current activities. What three activities are most important for you to continue while in medical school? Why?

3. Give an example of a project to which you gave sustained effort. How were you involved in the leadership of this project?

Please only answer this question if you are a re-applicant. The response is limited to a maximum of 1500 characters, including spaces. What academic, employment, volunteer experiences have you been engaged in since your last application to medical school? How does your current application differ from your previous application?

Please only answer this question if you were ever the recipient of an institutional action. The response is limited to a maximum of 1500 characters, including spaces. Fully describe the circumstances that resulted in the disciplinary institutional action citation noted on your AMCAS application. What lasting lessons have you learned from the experience?

2017 – 2018

Same as previous year.

2016 – 2017

*1000 character limit including spaces per essay

Please discuss the reasons you wish to pursue your medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Medical School is very time consuming, and you are going to have to eliminate some current activities. What three activities are most important for you to continue while in medical school? Why?

Give an example of a project to which you gave sustained effort. How were you involved in the leadership of this project?

2015 – 2016

Please discuss the reasons you wish to pursue your medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine. (250-500 words)

Please describe the attributes that you possess that will help enhance cultural diversity at Wayne State University School of Medicine

Please describe meaningful life experience(s) you have encountered and/or challenges that you had to overcome.  Describe how the experience or challenge impacted your life.
2014 – 2015

The secondary essay prompts were not obtained for the 2014-2015 application cycle. If you would like to contribute secondary essay prompts to our database, please email us at contactus@prospectivedoctor.com

 

2013 – 2014

Briefly describe a work or educational situation in which you were a member of a small group and the ways in which you learned from and taught others. What were the positive and negative aspects of this teaching and learning experience for you? (250-500 words)

The practice of medicine often involves working with patients of varying backgrounds and from diverse communities. What are your experiences and thoughts about diversity and how would you apply them in the practice of medicine? (250-500 words)

Discuss the reasons you wish to pursue your medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine. What do you anticipate being the most challenging and most rewarding? (250-500 words)

Discuss your reasons for selecting medicine as a career. What benefits do you feel a career would offer that other careers would not? (250-500 words)

Briefly discuss what particular non-academic experiences (e.g. community service, employment, patient care activities) most influenced your decision to pursue a medical career. Why and how did this influence your decision? (250-500 words)

One of your pediatric patients has been diagnosed with a progressive degenerative disorder. You have recommended a stem cell therapy which, when completed, has been proven to arrest the progress of the disorder and, in some cases, reverse its effects, resulting in normal growth and development. Based on their beliefs, the parents have not given their approval for the stem cell therapy but will give their approval for a previously widely used drug therapy which slowed the disorder’s progress but did not arrest or reverse its progress. Considering your obligation to your patient, the values of the parents and standards of best medical practices how would you respond to this situation? (250-500 words)

One of your elderly patients has been hospitalized for the third time following a catastrophic stroke. Paralyzed, unable to speak but able to respond “yes” or “no” with eye blinks. His signed advanced directives specify that should the continuation of therapeutic treatment be determined to be futile, that aggressive treatment would be judged inappropriate and his care would be “palliative”. The patient’s family insists that their loved one is “aware” and that therapeutic treatment should continue. What action do you take when confronted with this situation? (250-500 words)

What academic, employment, volunteer experiences have you been engaged in since your last application to medical school? How does your current application differ from your previous application? (250-500 words)

Fully describe the circumstances that resulted in the disciplinary institutional action citation noted on your AMCAS application. What “lasting” lessons have you learned from the experience? (250-500 words)

Please explain your specific interest in Public Health. Include any relevant experiences and/or education.(250-500 words)

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