Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application

Baylor Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 

All prompts have a 2,000 character limit.


  • Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you,
    including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity.
    You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information.
  • What did you do during your gap year?
  • If you are a career changer there is this: Is becoming a physician a second career for you? If so, what was your first career choice?


  • Please describe your primary research Interests for the PhD portion of dual degree training including potential Baylor College of Medicine or Rice University faculty with whom you would like to work. (Will not limit final research project or mentor selection).

Secondary Deadline: December 1, 2018
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Reduced Fee of $50
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Email

Baylor College of Medicine Mission:

Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally.

Baylor College of Medicine Vision:

Improving health through science, scholarship and innovation.

Baylor College of Medicine Values:

  • Respect
    • We promote and support diversity, inclusion and equity
    • We value our colleagues and ourselves as the College’s most valuable assets
    • We earn the loyalty of those we serve through our commitment
  • Integrity
    • Honesty, ethics and openness guide our interactions
    • We encourage transparent analysis of our policies, process, procedures and decisions
    • We are accountable for our actions
  • Innovation
    • We lead through visionary innovation and creativity
    • We foster a healthy culture of change
    • We turn vision into action
  • Teamwork
    • We form mutually beneficial partnerships to achieve results
    • We look past ourselves to focus on the impact of our actions
    • We recognize all who contribute to our work
  • Excellence
    • We focus on quality and value
    • We commit to continuous quality improvement for outstanding outcomes
    • We are effective and efficient
Baylor Secondary Application


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