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)

These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle and are unchanged from the previous cycle.


  • Please submit an additional statement (< 500 words), addressing the following areas in your essay:
    • How do you think you can or will contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in developing solutions? | How to Write About How You Fit a Medical School’s Mission
    • Your strongest or most important connections to the state of Washington and the people who live here
    • Your motivation to train as a physician and serve the communities of Washington
    • Your goals as a physician, including your interests in practicing medicine in rural or underserved communities
    • Other relevant considerations
  • 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, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for medical school. If you are not a re-applicant, please leave blank. (300 words) | How to Write About Being a Reapplicant in Secondary Essays

Primary Deadline: October 15, 2021
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $50
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: Yes
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.