Albany Secondary Application

Albany Secondary Essay Prompts

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Prompts have been updated June 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)


  • Describe yourself. (1000 characters)
  • Describe a significant challenge that has prepared you for the MD career path. (1000 characters)
  • Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores. (1000 characters)
  • Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any extended gaps in activity/employment in your post-graduate history. (1000 characters)
  • Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1000 characters)
  • If your school has a Premedical Advisory Committee but you are not using that service, please indicate why. (1000 characters)
  • In the “Work and Activites” section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences (lists all experiences). Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1000 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Nov 1st
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Dec 15th
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: No

Albany Medical College Mission:

We are committed to improving health by attaining the highest standard of quality in care delivery, education, and research initiatives.

Albany Medical College Vision:

As an academic medical system, we will deliver the best possible experience for all patients wherever we interact with them. We will foster teaching, learning and discovery, fiscal responsibility, and adaptability to change. 

Albany Medical College Values:

  • Excellence and continuous improvement
  • Integrity in every decision we make
  • Compassion and respect for the dignity of every person
  • A diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Collaboration throughout our organization
  • Responsiveness to the people of our communities 
Albany Secondary Application