Frank H. Netter MD Secondary Application

Frank H. Netter MD Secondary Essay Prompts

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



  • If you will not be enrolled as a full-time student, how will you be spending/intend to spend your time during your application year? (150 Words)
  • What quality or attribute do you think is most important in being a physician? Please explain. (150 Words)
  • Please provide an experience when you have encountered and addressed a conflict. How did you work through the conflict? How would you apply what you learned from this experience as a medical student and future physician? (400 Words)
  • Netter SOM is a diverse and inclusive student body. What do you feel that you will bring to enrich the incoming SOM class and community? (200 Words)
  • In your experience through the COVID-19 Pandemic, how do you see your role as a frontline provider in future public health emergencies? (250 Words)


  • Please address any withdrawals, repeated courses, leaves of absence or breaks in your undergraduate education that are not explained in your application. (250 Words)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Dec 1st
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Dec 15th
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: Yes
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: No

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Mission:

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine enables medical students to attain their highest personal and professional potential in a collaborative environment that fosters academic excellence, scholarship, lifelong learning, respect and inclusivity.

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Vision:

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine will be a model for educating diverse, patient-centered physicians who are partners and leaders in an inter-professional primary care workforce responsive to health care needs in the communities they serve.