As one of the oldest medical schools in the United States—the fourth oldest—Geisel has a 200-year history of accomplishments. They are ranked #50 for research and #19 for primary care by U.S. News and World Report. Students love the smaller class sizes and the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the first year. The school provides individualized support with 80% of their first and second year students involved in community service. Geisel also offers its students the opportunity to train at their health clinics in Africa. Based on the school’s guiding principles, Geisel is looking for students with extensive experience in leadership roles and research collaborations.
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 2020 – 2021 secondary application essays questions
Geisel School of Medicine essay #1
Please indicate your plans for the upcoming year.
What do you plan to do in the upcoming year in the following areas:
- Coursework, if you are in school either full-time or part-time.
- Paid work.
- Clinical volunteer work.
- Research, either paid or unpaid.
- Community service.
- Personal development.
Geisel School of Medicine essay #2
Please share something about yourself that is not addressed elsewhere in your application that you feel might be helpful to our Admissions committee.
Review a copy of your AMCAS primary application. Anything previously covered is off limits for this essay. Is there anything about yourself that you have not discussed? Are there any talents or hobbies that you did not have space to include in the activities section? Have you recently received an award or promotion? If you are certain that there is nothing in your past (talking with a friend or advisor may help you identify something useful here), you can use this essay to share a unique experience or discuss a long term relationship with a mentor. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something not previously covered. Working with a consultant may be helpful for questions like these, if they tend to stump you.
Geisel School of Medicine essay #3
Geisel School of Medicine values social justice and diversity in all its forms. Reflect on a situation where you were the “other”. (250 words)
There’s no doubt that this additional essay prompt from Geisel School of Medicine stems directly from the the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest following George Floyd’s murder, both of which highlighted social, economic, racial, cultural and political inequality throughout the world. In order to effectively respond to this prompt, applicants need to convey their own experience with marginalization. Doing so is different from writing the narrative of a victim, which is part of marginalization, but the marginalization narrative is about being aware. So a marginalization narrative “outs” the exploitation. Stay very real. This is “the fit” with their program about which they are unflinching. You must be “woke.”
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Geisel School of Medicine 2020-21 Application Timeline
|Final Deadline for AMCAS Applications||Nov. 1, 2020|
|Final Deadline for Secondary Applications||Dec. 1, 2020|
***Disclaimer: Information is subject to change. Please check with individual programs to verify the essay questions, instructions and deadlines.***
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