With Columbia’s required research pathway, I hope to continue this or similar projects.
Sahil Mehta MD – Med School Coach It is time for medical school secondary applications.
Honestly, if you thought the primary application was difficult, wait till you tackle these beasts.
I would tackle those that you think are really easy (i.e.
have no essays or maybe just one really short one) and get them out of the way. If UCSD is your dream school, make sure you are submitting your application to them as soon as possible.
You do not have to have chosen a specialty or fellowship and write about it here.
Instead, you can say you are leaning towards x and y because you have been exposed to it in the past. While it may be true you have not grown up homeless, that does not mean there isn’t something out there that has been a hiccup in your life.
If you have done global health trips, perhaps you want to mention that and say you eventually would love to be doing international work. Skin color is certainly one of them, but there is so much more.
Let’s be honest, if you are an Asian, you are not diverse when it comes to applying to medical school. But how about diversity in your field of study in college?
You should research a school’s website to see what they think they offer, but your SHOULD NOT directly copy from there and say I really love your research pathway and early clinical exposure.
If you say just that, your essay will be exactly the same as everyone else’s’.