Duke University Secondary Application

Duke University Secondary Essay Prompts

(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)

These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 

Prompts:

  • Tell us more about who you are. You may provide additional information that expands your self-identity where gender identification, racial and/or ethnic self­ description, geographic origin, socioeconomic, academic, and/or other characteristics that define who you are as you contemplate a career that will interface with people who are similar AND dissimilar to you. You will have the opportunity below to tell us how you wish to be addressed, recognized and treated. (500 words)
  • Describe the community in which you were nurtured or spent the majority of your early development with respect to its demographics. What core values did you receive and how will these translate into the contributions that you hope to make to your community as a medical student and to your career in medicine? What improvements do you think might make the described community better? (600 words)
  • Describe a situation where you have chosen to advocate for someone who is different from yourself. What does advocacy mean to you and how has your advocacy developed? How do you see it linked to your role as a physician/leader? What risks, if any, might be associated with your choice to be an advocate? (600 words)
  • What has been your most humbling experience and how will that experience affect your interactions with your peers and patients? (600 words)
  • Describe a situation where you failed. What did you learn from the experience? Describe at least one functional impact of the experience. (600 words)
  • Critical thinking involves many aspects including curiosity, comprehension, application and analysis. Describe a time when you have utilized critical thinking. How do you anticipate critical thinking being used as part of your career? (400 words)
  • Many view medical care as an undeniable right. What responsibility does the medical profession have in taking care of all persons? (600 words)

Secondary Deadline: November 15, 2018
Secondary Fee: $85
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes


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