If you’re a diligent medical school applicant, then likely your primary application will be ready far before June 1st. But maybe you’re more of a “feels pressure late” type who prefers to make deadlines at the last minute? Whatever your preference for meeting deadlines, we have received feedback from applicants that they are not always prepared for the onslaught of secondary applications and specifically, secondary essay preparation, so here are some tips from Midd grads who have just completed the application cycle:
- The Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts Database is a database of past and current medical school secondary essay prompts to help you get a head start on your secondary applications.
- Pre-write your secondaries! Use the database above for a starting point and then draft essays that you can reuse. Focus on content that you can tweak and reuse for several schools. This will save you time once the secondaries begin rolling in.
- You will have a large number of essays to write in a short amount of time, so don’t focus too long on one school essay. While you certainly want your best effort in each essay, don’t worry about being perfect. Complete the draft, have someone look over it, get it polished, and move on.
We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions!