Michigan State University (MD) Secondary Application

Michigan State University (MD) 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)


  • Imagine and reflect upon your life and medical career at the time of retirement. What do you envision being your proudest/most significant accomplishment? (500 words)
  • American society may be experiencing a watershed moment as it reckons with various systemic injustices. Use the space below to share your thoughts about this statement. (500 words)
  • Use the space below to reflect upon your COVID-19 public health crisis experiences, challenges, and/or insights. (500 words)
  • In the most general sense, create a list of ten (or more) words or phrases you might use to describe or characterize yourself to someone you just met. From this list of words or phrases, are any associated with your decision to pursue medicine as a career? If yes, select up to 3 and explain. If no, explain. (500 words)
  • If you could present yourself to the Admissions Committee, what would you want to make sure they knew about you? (500 words)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Oct 30th
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Nov 30th
Secondary Fee: $90
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: Yes
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: No

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Mission:

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to educating exemplary physicians and scholars, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing service at home and abroad. We enhance our communities by providing outstanding primary and specialty care, promoting the dignity and inclusion of all people, and responding to the needs of the medically underserved.