These are the secondary application essay prompts for Duke University School of Medicine. To put your best foot forward and maximize your chance of an interview invitation, visit our secondary application editing page. Tell us more about who you are. You will have the opportunity below to tell us how you wish to be addressed, recognized and treated. Describe the community in which you were nurtured or spent the majority of your early development with respect to its demographics. What core values did you receive and how will these translate into the contributions that you hope to make to your community as a medical student and to your career in medicine?
The urgent, lonely, relevant, humbling, joyful, experience of being a newly ordained priest
Tell us more about who you are. You will have the opportunity below to tell us how you wish to be addressed, recognized and treated. In addition to the broad categorization of race, ethnicity, geographic origin, socioeconomic status as provided through your AMCAS application, you may use the text box below to provide additional clarifying information that may reflect the impact of any of these parameters on your development thus far as well as the impact that these may have had on your path to a career in medicine and your plans for the future. Describe a situation where you have chosen to advocate for someone who is different from yourself. What does advocacy mean to you and how has your advocacy developed?
13 Humbling Experiences Everyone Has In Their 20s (And Why You Should Embrace Them)
All of us have baggage that we choose to proudly carry or shamefully shove in our deepest, darkest closets. We have possessions that are extensions of our own personalities and each have our own sob stories just the same. They all tell their own tales and have great meaning. In the first chapter of The Things They Carried, with the same name, author Tim O'Brien simply, yet skillfully informs his readers of the literal and figurative things that his characters carried throughout the war, the outer and inner struggles they faced while in the heat of battle, and how similar men in war are to men in everyday life.
A key component of the Shared Discovery Curriculum is the integration of early meaningful clinical experiences with clinical, basic and social sciences. The Annie Li Yang Student Essay Contest asked students to reflect on the connections between their clinic and classroom experiences and how that impacted their growth as a medical student and physician-in-training. Striding purposefully back to the work room, down a corridor brightened by the sun reflected on snow, this work feels natural. Then a rare moment of reflection slows my step.