Frank H. Netter MD Secondary Application

Frank H. Netter MD Secondary Essay Prompts

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

All prompts have a 150-word limit.

Secondary Essays:


  • 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?
  • What area of medicine do you envision yourself working in at the end of your training? What is shaping your vision? | How To Answer Secondary Prompts About The Future


  • If there anything not captured in your application that you would like to share?
  • What non-academic advice would you give to your younger self?
  • Becoming a physician means dedicating yourself to a career of service. Discuss how you have cultivated a service mentality.
  • Physicians are often called upon to play a leadership role within a health care team. Give an example of how you have developed your leadership skills.
  • Discuss an experience you have undertaken outside of your comfort zone and detail why you sought out this particular experience. | How to Write About Your Obstacles, Challenges, and Problems in your Secondary Essays

Primary Deadline: December 1, 2021
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA 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.