Geisel (Dartmouth) Secondary Application

Geisel (Dartmouth) Secondary Essay Prompts

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

All prompts DO NOT have a character limit.


Primary Deadline: November 1, 2021
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $130
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Portal

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Mission:

To improve the lives of the communities we serve through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing. To foster an inclusive, diverse community that reflects our world and addresses the most challenging issues in health care.

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Vision:

  • to be the medical school that sets the standard for educating physicians, scientists, and teachers to be leaders of change in creating a healthier, better world; and
  • to build a diverse and inclusive community reflective of our world in order to enrich learning, foster innovation and help tackle the most vexing challenges in health care.

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Values:

  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Accountability