Elson S. Floyd (Washington State) Secondary Application

Elson S. Floyd (Washington State) Secondary Essay Prompts

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

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


  • How will you contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine? Support your response with your experiences and/or attributes. (300 words)
  • What experiences have you had with rural and/or underserved communities/populations? What have you learned from these experiences? (300 words)
  • Describe your connections to Washington communities and your interests in practicing medicine in Washington. (300 words)
  • How have you built your resilience? (300 words)
  • Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates. (300 words)
  • If you are a re-applicant to WSU College of Medicine, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for our medical school. If you are not a re-applicant to the College of Medicine, please leave blank. (300 words)


  • Please share any disruptions in your academic/volunteer/work/personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (300 words)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Oct 15th
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Dec 1st
Secondary Fee: $50
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: No

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University Mission:

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will be a unique resource for the State of Washington, converging on solutions to the health care triple aim of improving the patient experience of care, keeping populations healthy, and decreasing the cost of care, all while improving the work life of health care providers. Through a culture based on valuing the individual, we will be resourceful, agile, inventive and generous in serving the people of the state and beyond, to develop healthier populations through research, innovation, interprofessional education and patient-centered care.

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University Vision:

Inspiring people to solve problems in challenging health care environments.