Wayne State University Secondary Application

Wayne State University 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)


  • What characteristics and qualities are necessary for successful leadership? Do you think all physicians should be leaders? Please discuss your reasons. (1250 characters)
  • How would you address discordance between medical information vs disinformation? Discuss any impact on patients and society. (1250 characters)
  • What healthcare issues are faced by marginalized communities? Include the impact of at least one social determinant of health. (1250 characters)
  • Which of your experiences or activities align with WSU SOM’s mission? Please discuss how. (1250 characters)
  • Please answer if you have had a gap (career change, re-applicant, additional education, etc.). A “gap” is defined as a period of time between the end of your undergraduate education and the start of medical school. What activities have you participated in or plan to participate in during this period? How does this relate to your future career in medicine? Please mark N/A if this does not apply to you. (1250 characters)

Only required for international students.

  • If you are NOT a U.S. or Canadian citizen, please list and upload a copy of your current U.S. visa(s), including a permanent residency card (green card). *Please note, that non-Canadian international applicants are only eligible for admission if they have completed a degree at Wayne State University. International applicants are NOT eligible for federal student financial aid and must provide proof of funding prior to matriculation. (1250 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Dec 31st
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Jan 31st
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates:

Wayne State University School of Medicine Mission:

We will educate a diverse student body in an urban setting and within a culture of inclusion, through high quality education, clinical excellence, pioneering research, local investment in our community and innovative technology, to prepare physician and biomedical scientific leaders to achieve health and wellness for our society.

Wayne State University School of Medicine Vision:

Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty and staff will graduate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists who will transform the promise of equal health into a reality for all.