California Northstate University

Address

Office of Admissions / 9700 West Taron Drive / Elk Grove, CA USA 95757

Phone

916-686-7813

Email

COMadmissions@cnsu.edu

Overview

School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
For-Profit
Year Founded
2015
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.67
Median MCAT
512
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional and MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

To Advance the Art and Science of Medicine through Education, Service, Scholarship, and Social Accountability




Essay Topics (2019-2020)

1) (Required) Why have you chosen to apply to CNUCOM? (250 words maximuM*

2) (Required) In the medical profession, you will be exposed to students, faculty, colleagues, and patients of various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. How has your involvement with diverse populations prepared you for potentially four years in Elk Grove, the greater Sacramento area, and the rest of the Central Valley? (250 words maximuM

3) (Required) What has been your biggest challenge in pursuing medicine? What have you learned as a result? (250 words maximuM

4) (Required) In which direction would you like to see healthcare progress over the next decade? (250 words maximuM

5) (Required) If your education has not been continuous since high school, please explain why. Examples of discontinuities include time taken off while obtaining your undergraduate degree, in addition to gap years. (250 words maximuM

6) (Required) If you have previously applied to medical school, what have you accomplished since that time that would warrant your admission now? (250 words maximuM

7) (Required?) Is there anything you would like the Admissions Committee to know that is not reflected elsewhere in your application? (250 words maximuM

8) (Required) Please share with us about a time when you needed to follow school instructions accurately. How do you ensure that you don't miss school instructions and your action is correct? (250 words maximuM

Essay Topics (2018-2019)

(Required) Why have you chosen to apply to CNUCOM? (250 words maximuM

(Required) In the medical profession, you will be exposed to students, faculty, colleagues, and patients of various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. How has your involvement with diverse populations prepared you for potentially four years in Elk Grove, the greater Sacramento area, and the rest of the Central Valley? (250 words maximuM

(Required) What has been your biggest challenge in pursuing medicine? What have you learned as a result?

(Required) In which direction would you like to see healthcare progress over the next decade? (250 words maximuM

(Optional) If your education has not been continuous since high school, please explain why. Examples of discontinuities include time taken off while obtaining your undergraduate degree, in addition to gap years. (250 words maximuM

(Optional) If you have previously applied to medical school, what have you accomplished since that time that would warrant your admission now? (250 words maximuM

(Recommended) Is there anything you would like the Admissions Committee to know that is not reflected elsewhere in your application? (250 words maximuM

They state a 250 word limit but the text box seems to cap it at 1785 characters for all of the prompts except the second one, which has a cap of 1750 characters.

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

Why have you chosen to apply to CNUCOM? (250 words maximuM

In the medical profession, you will be exposed to students, faculty, colleagues, and patients of various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. How has your involvement with diverse populations prepared you for potentially four years in Elk Grove, the greater Sacramento area, and the rest of the Central Valley? (250 words maximuM

[Required] What has been your biggest challenge in pursuing medicine? What have you learned as a result? (250 words maximuM Myself, sometimes you have to just perservere

[Required] In which direction would you like to see healthcare progress over the next decade? (250 words maximuM

[Optional] If you have previously applied to medical school, what have you accomplished since that time that would warrant your admission now? (250 words maximuM

7. [Recommended] Is there anything you would like the Admissions Committee to know that is not reflected elsewhere in your application? (250 words maximuM

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

1. If you were enrolled in less than 12 units/credits for more than 4 semesters/6 quarters during your undergraduate education, please provide a brief explanation:

2. Please explain why you want to become a physician. Provide any experiences you had that have led you to this pursuit. (250 word limit)

3. In the current state of medical care, teamwork is critical for success. Please explain your understanding of what teamwork is; and identify your experiences of teamwork. (250 word limit).

4. In the medical profession you will be exposed to students, faculty, colleagues and patients from varying cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Please explain how diversity has played a role in your life and education, and how would you apply this to your profession? (250 word limit).*

5. Summarize information that may provide the Admissions Committee with a deeper understanding of your personal strengths and/or accomplishments not previously reflected in your AMCAS application. (250 word limit).*

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