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 2021 Application Cycle and are unchanged from the previous cycle.


  • We seek to train physicians who can connect with diverse patient populations with whom they not share a similar background. Tell us about an experience that has broadened your own worldview or enhanced your ability to understand those unlike yourself. (200 words or less)
  • Describe a non-academic challenge you have faced and explain how you overcame it. (200 words or less) | How to Write About Your Obstacles, Challenges, and Problems in your Secondary Essays
  • From your list of “most meaningful experiences” on the AMCAS application, choose one that has been the most formative in terms of your desire for a career in medicine.Why did that experience have such meaning for you in your decision-making process? How did you prepare for your career in medicine? (200 words or less)
  • Tell us about any specific reasons(s) (personal, educational, etc.) why you see yourself here at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. (200 words or less) | How to Answer Secondary Prompts about “Why Us”
  • Please tell us an interesting fact about yourself that a casual acquaintance may find surprising or interesting. (50 words or less)

Primary Deadline: October 15, 2021
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $125
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: Yes
VITA Required: Yes
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes

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