Northwestern University Feinberg Secondary Application

Northwestern University Feinberg Secondary Essay Prompts

(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)

These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 

All prompts have a 200-word limit.

Prompts

MD Program

  • Given the distinctive educational philosophy and integrated curriculum at FSM, describe how your personal characteristics and learning style would fit the institution.
  • Describe the steps you take to reduce your personal stress when confronted with difficult situations.
  • Feinberg’s mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education. With consideration of FSM’s goal to train future leaders in medicine, please describe your career plans and goals. Be as specific as your current thinking will allow.
  • If you have (or expect to have) a year or more between college graduation and medical school matriculation, describe your activities and/or plans. For REAPPLICANTS: Please also address steps taken to improve your application for medical school.
  • Everyone has their own narrative. Please provide more detail about your selections above and how you would enrich the Northwestern community.

Dual Degree

  • Why did you choose your undergraduate major? How does the subject appeal to you?
  • Name a scientific paper that you have read recently that had a strong impact on you and describe what impact it had.
  • Discuss a current unanswered question in biomedical research that you find particularly interesting and what research you would like to see done to address it.
  • What is the most gratifying research experience you have had to date and why? What was the greatest obstacle you had to overcome in research and how did you overcome it?
  • Everyone has their own narrative. Please provide more detail about your selections above and how you would enrich the Northwestern community.
  • How do you envision your career after you complete your training, including residency and fellowship? What aspects of your life and career will be most satisfying? What frustrations can you envision in your future career, and how do you hope to handle them?
  • Please describe your current research interest as you plan your research training.

Secondary Deadline: November 15, 2018
Secondary Fee: $95
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Email


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Mission:

Our mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education. 

The pursuit of excellence requires a learning organization grounded in leadership, innovation, and compassionate care that can translate new knowledge into better human health. These attributes are interwoven by professionalism dedicated to teamwork, collegiality, and social and intellectual diversity. Such values promote the best interests of medicine and further strengthen our social contract with the community we serve.

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