West Virginia University Secondary Application

West Virginia University Secondary Essay Prompts

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

These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle. (Older essays, if available are below)

The maximum word count for all prompts should be 150 words.

Prompts:

  • Why did you choose to apply to West Virginia University School of Medicine? | How to Answer Secondary Prompts about “Why Us”
  • The mission statement of our School mentions that we prepare our learners to be “resilient.” However, every incoming student is expected to already have some degree of resilience as described in AAMC Pre-Professional Competencies. Please describe how you have demonstrated resilience and adaptability. | How to Write About How You Fit a Medical School’s Mission
  • Please Choose Two:
    Tell us one unique fact about yourself.
    What is your theme song and why?
  • Students are a crucial part of the medical team, and often students bring innovative ideas to challenging situations. Please provide a creative solution to a major health issue in West Virginia.
  • Every accepted student to the Class of 2025 will bring varied experiences to enhance the learning environment. If accepted, what can you teach your classmates, and in turn, what are you hoping to learn from them?

Primary Deadline: February 15, 2021
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: Yes
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes


West Virginia University School of Medicine Mission:

The West Virginia University School of Medicine is a connected community of students, teachers, staff, practitioners and researchers who value health and wellness. We support a culture of purpose, accountability, honesty and gratitude that prepares our learners to be resilient and confident as they care for people, conduct research and transform lives.

Older Essays:

  • Why did you choose to apply to West Virginia University School of Medicine?
    How to Answer Secondary Prompts about “Why Us”
  • Choose 4 of the following:
    • Tell us one unique fact about yourself
    • Every accepted student to the Class of 2023 will bring varied experiences to enhance the learning environment. If accepted, what can you teach your classmates; and in turn, what are you hoping to learn from them?
    • Advocacy in medicine can come in many forms. Please describe a situation when you advocated for someone else.
    • Name a character to whom you can relate from any book and tell us why
    • While shadowing physicians, you have likely witnessed excellent role models. In some instances, you may have witnessed a negative doctor-patient encounter. If you have witnessed a negative encounter, please describe how you would have handled the situation differently if you were the physician.
    • Students are a crucial part of the medical team, and often students bring innovative ideas to challenging situations. Please provide a creative solution to a major health issue in West Virginia.
      How To Answer Secondary Prompts About Current Challenges in Health Care
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