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Application Essays

Essays are the most important component of your application. We recommend you write your essays outside of the online application and copy/paste them into the online application when you are ready to submit. The essay questions for each program are below.


Health Scholar (Accelerated & Fast Track)

All essays are required. There is a 300 word limit for each essay.

  1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, or risk that you have taken and its impact on you.
  2. How does the Health Scholar or Junior Health Scholar program fit into your overall career goal?
  3. How would you utilize your role as a Health Scholar or Junior Health Scholar to improve the patient experience in a hospital?
  4. It is often said that what you put into this program is what you get out of it. What do you plan on investing into this program and how will you follow through with your initial goals?

Junior Health Scholar

All essays are required. There is a 300 word limit for each essay.

  1. What do you think makes a good health care provider? What qualities must one possess? Please write a well-developed response in the space provided.
  2. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, or risk that you have taken and its impact on you.
  3. It is often said that what you put into this program is what you get out. What do you plan on investing in this program and how will you follow through with your initial goals?

Summer Intensive Health Scholar

All essays are required. There is a 300 word limit for each essay.

  1. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates
    Choose a member of the patient care team (i.e. physician, nurse, physician assistant, allied health professional). Explain Hippocrates’s statement in the context of that member’s role in providing care for patients.
  2. Why are you interested in this program? How will participating in the program help further your educational or career pursuits?
  3. What motivates you to pursue a career in health care? For example, you may describe an impact experience, influential relationship or key moment in your education.
  4. Optional: Tell us anything else you would like us to know about you, your experience, background or interests.

Pre-Health Professions Health Scholar

All essays are required. There is a 300 word limit for each essay.

  1. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates
    Choose a member of the patient care team (i.e. physician, nurse, physician assistant, allied health professional). Explain Hippocrates’s statement in the context of that member’s role in providing care for patients.
  2. Why are you interested in this program? How will participating in the program help further your educational or career pursuits?
  3. What motivates you to pursue a career in health care? For example, you may describe an impact experience, influential relationship or key moment in your education.
  4. Optional: Tell us anything else you would like us to know about you, your experience, background or interests.

Pre-Med Scholar

All essays are required. There is a 300 word limit for each essay.

  1. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates
    Choose a member of the patient care team (i.e. physician, nurse, physician assistant, allied health professional). Explain Hippocrates’s statement in the context of that member’s role in providing care for patients.
  2. Why are you interested in this program? How will participating in the program help further your educational or career pursuits?
  3. What motivates you to pursue a career in health care? For example, you may describe an impact experience, influential relationship or key moment in your education.
  4. Optional: Tell us anything else you would like us to know about you, your experience, background or interests.

International Health Scholar

Both essays are required. There is a 500-1000 word limit for each essay.

  1. Please tell us why you are applying to this program.
  2. What is one of the greatest challenges or conflicts you have faced, and how did you overcome it?
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