Case Western Reserve University Secondary Application

Case Western Reserve University Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle.


  • The admissions committee is interested in gaining more insight into you as a person. Please describe a significant personal challenge you have faced, one which you feel has helped to shape you as a person. Examples may include a moral or ethical dilemma, a situation of personal adversity, or a hurdle in your life that you worked hard to overcome. Please include how you got through the experience and what you learned about yourself as a result. Please limit your response to 1 page (about 3,500 characters), and leave a blank line between paragraphs.
  • If you are taking time off between college graduation and medical school matriculation, please tell us in no more than four sentences what you are doing during this gap, and why.
  • If you were working on a small group project and you thought that another student wasn’t carrying his/her load, how would you handle it? (300-1000 characters)

Secondary Deadline: December 1, 2018
Secondary Fee: $90
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates:

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Mission:

The School’s mission is three-fold: providing excellence in medical education through our unique curriculum, advancing discoveries from our laboratories to patients, and improving the health of our community.


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