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Application Essays

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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 300-500 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 program fit into your overall career goal?
  3. How would you utilize your role as a 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?

For Accelerated and Fast Track only:
Please respond to these in addition to the questions above.

  1. One of the goals of the Health Scholar Program is to guide you in your career path. What do you hope to accomplish for your future career by completing this program at a much faster pace?
  2. Please describe a non-academic situation or experience where time management was a major factor and what you learned from the experience.
  3. Please list all of your current obligations and the time requirement for each one. Do you foresee any problems (e.g., transportation, time constraints) with fulfilling the additional commitments that come with being an  Accelerated or Fast Track Health Scholar?

Junior Health Scholar (Accelerated) 

All essays are required. There is a 300-500 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?

Pre-College Health Scholar 

All essays are required. There is a 300-500 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?
  3. 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.
  4. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, or risk that you have taken and its impact on you.
  5. 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 300-500 word limit for each essay.

  1. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates  What does this statement mean to you and how does it apply to your desired career path?
  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 impactful experience, influential relationship or key moment in your education.
  4. Describe a time when you experienced a challenge, setback or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Pre-Health Professions Health Scholar

All essays are required. There is a 300-500 word limit for each essay.

  1. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates  What does this statement mean to you and how does it apply to your desired career path?
  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 impactful experience, influential relationship or key moment in your education.
  4. Describe a time when you experienced a challenge, setback or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Pre-Med Scholar

All essays are required. There is a 300-500 word limit for each essay.

  1. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates  What does this statement mean to you and how does it apply to your desired career path?
  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 impactful experience, influential relationship or key moment in your education.
  4. Describe a time when you experienced a challenge, setback or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

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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