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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Medical School Admissions (2013-2014 Cycle): Diversity
Are you deep into medical school secondary essay madness? I am sure you have seen or will see secondary questions like this:
"At the XXX Medical School, we are committed to building a
superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences,
opinions, and backgrounds. What would you as an individual bring to our medical
"If Applicable, describe a situation where you were not in
Diversity is one of the most popular secondary essay topics.The point of these types of questions is to
prove how you will make a unique contribution to the medical school class.
When the word “diversity” is used, many think of racial diversity. But
this is a very limited view.Think
outside the box. Do you speak a foreign language? Are you a non-traditional
applicant with significant “real world” experience? Other possibilities include
athletic achievements, musical/art/dance talent, and international experience.
Everyone can add diversity to a class.
Looking for help on how to answer secondary essay questions? E-mail me at
info@MDadmit.com to get started.