Wake Forest Secondary Application

Wake Forest Secondary Essay Prompts

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

These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 


  • The Committee on Admissions values diversity as an important factor in the educational mission of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. How will you contribute to the diversity of your medical school class and to the medical community in general? (400 words or less)
  • What obstacles or challenges have you experienced and how have you dealt with them? (400 words or less)
  • How has creativity helped you in your studies, work, activities, volunteering, or life in general? (400 words or less)
  • Briefly summarize your journey from the time you became interested in a medical career to filling out this secondary. Do not focus on why you wish to pursue a medical career, but how you got to where you are now. (400 words or less)
  • Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words or less)
  • Describe any connection you have to Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, or North Carolina. (200 words or less)

Secondary Deadline: November 30, 2018
Secondary Fee: $125
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Portal

Wake Forest School of Medicine Mission:

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s mission is to improve the health of our region, state and nation by:

  • Generating and translating knowledge to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.
  • Training leaders in health care and biomedical science.
  • Serving as the premier health system in our region, with specific centers of excellence recognized as national and international care destinations.

Wake Forest School of Medicine Vision:

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a preeminent, internationally recognized academic medical center of the highest quality with balanced excellence in patient care, research and education.

Wake Forest School of Medicine Values:

  • Excellence – demonstrate the highest standards of patient-centered care, education, research and operational effectiveness
  • Compassion – responsive to the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of all
  • Service – cultivate selfless contribution for the greater good
  • Integrity – demonstrate fairness, honesty, sincerity and accountability
  • Diversity – honor individuality and protect the dignity of all
  • Collegiality – foster mutual respect, facilitate professional growth and mentorship, and reward teamwork and collaboration
  • Innovation – promote creativity to enhance discovery and the application of knowledge

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