Florida State University

Address

Division of Student Affairs and Admissions / 1115 West Call Street / P.O. Box 3064300 / Tallahassee, FL USA 32306

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
109
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
Public
Year Founded
2000
US News Rank - Research
94-122
US News Rank - Primary Care
94-122
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.77
Median MCAT
507
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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
$30
Other Tests

Interviews

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

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

(500 word limit each)

1. Please provide a description of your family. (Optional)

2. Please provide a description of where you grew up (i.e. rural area, large city, etc.) (Optional)

3. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.). (Optional)

4. What is a unique trait, experience, or interest that we would not normally learn about you? (Optional)

5. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you are comfortable voluntarily sharing with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Many applicants will not need to answer this question. Examples might include significant challenges in access to education, unusual socioeconomic factors, identification with a minority culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. (Optional)

6. Why are you choosing to apply to the FSU College of Medicine? Please be specific describing what is particularly attractive about FSU COM.

7. What do you feel are your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine? (Optional)

8. How do you feel you will contribute to the success of the FSU College of Medicine and our unique mission? (Optional)

9. If you have previously interviewed or applied to the College of Medicine, what steps have you taken to improve your application? (Optional)

10. In what field/specialty of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? Please list no more than three (3) specialties.

11. Write a short statement describing how you envision using the specialty/ies you listed above to advance our mission.

12. COVID-19: The Admissions Committee understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted applicants in various ways. If you wish to inform the committee as to how these events have affected you and have not already done so elsewhere in your application, please use this space to do so. (Optional)

13. If FL has previously been your state of residence but it is not your current state of residence, explain (Optional)

14. If you were never a FL resident, explain ties to FL (Optional)

15. Criminal/academic discipline question (Optional)

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. Why are you choosing to apply to the FSU College of Medicine? Please be specific describing what is particularly attractive about FSU COM. (500 words)

2. In what field/specialty of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? Please list no more than three (3) specialties.

3. Write a short statement describing how you envision using the specialty/ies you listed above to advance our mission.

4. Choose the appropriate response for each required prerequisite. As a reminder: All prerequisites must be completed with a “C” or better and BEFORE matriculating at the FSU COM.

- English (or other writing intensive course): 6 credit hours

- College Mathematics (Statistics is recommended): 6 credit hours

- Biology with Lab: 8 credit hours

- Organic Chemistry with Lab: 4 credit hours

- Physics with Lab: 8 credit hours

- Biochemistry (MUST require at least one Organic Chemistry course as a per-requisite; lab is recommended): 3 credit hours

5. The Florida State University College of Medicine accepts very few out-of-state applicants. Except under rare circumstances, out of state applicants are considered for admission only if their county of residence is geographically contiguous with the State of Florida, or if they can demonstrate significant ties to the State of Florida.

- Is Florida currently your legal State of residence? (Y/N)

- Has it ever been your legal state of residence? (Y/N)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. Please provide a description of your family. (500 words)

2. Please provide a description of where you grew up (i.e. rural area, large city, etc.) (500 words)

3. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.) (500 words)

4. What is a unique trait, experience, or interest that we would not normally learn about you? (500 words)

5. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you are comfortable voluntarily sharing with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Many applicants will not need to answer this question. Examples might include significant challenges in access to education, unusual socioeconomic factors, identification with a minority culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. (500 words)

6. Please enter your ACT and or SAT scores if you have taken these exams.

7. Have you previously attended FSU or applied for admission? (Not to the College of Medicine)

8. What do you feel are your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine? (500 words)

9. How do you feel you will contribute to the success of the FSU College of Medicine and our unique mission? (500 words)

10. If you have previously interviewed or applied to the College of Medicine, what steps have you taken to improve your application? (500 words)

11. COVID-19: The Admissions Committee understands that thE COVID-19 pandemic has impacted applicants in various ways. If you wish to inform the committee as to how these events have affected you and have not already done so elsewhere in your application, please use this space to do so.

12. If you have never been a Florida resident or are not currently residing in Florida (answered “no” to both questions above), please briefly describe any significant ties that you have to the State of Florida (Examples of significant ties include- but are not limited to- attending college within Florida; having strong family ties to Florida, owning property in Florida, etc.)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine, the realization of your professional ambitions, and why you are choosing to apply to the FSU COM. (500 words)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances. (500 words)

2. Fun and Diversion: Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.) (500 words)

3. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor advisor would not normally learn about you. (500 words)

4. Please provide a brief description of your parents. (500 words)

5. Please provide a brief description of your siblings. (500 words)

6. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? (500 words)

7. Please enter your ACT and SAT scores if you have taken these exams. (500 words)

8. The Florida State University College of Medicine accepts very few out-of-state applicants. Except under rare circumstances, out of state applicants are considered for admission only if their county of residence is geographically contiguous with the State of Florida, or if they can demonstrate significant ties to the State of Florida. Is Florida currently your legal State of residence? If Florida is not currently your legal State of residence, has it ever been your legal state of residence? If yes, please briefly explain. If no, please briefly describe any significant ties that you have to the State of Florida (Examples of significant ties include- but are not limited to- attending college within Florida; having close relatives who are residents of Florida; spending substantial amounts of time in Florida) (200 words)

Essay Topics ('19-'20)

Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances.

Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.)

Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor advisor would not normally learn about you.

Please provide a brief description of your parents

Please provide a brief description of your siblings.

In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now?

Please enter your ACT and SAT scores if you have taken these exams.

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances.

2. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.)

3. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor or advisor would not normally learn about you.

4. For both mother and father, give the following:

- Where they were raised

- 4-5 traits that would describe him/her to a stranger

- Traits you get from him/her

- Your rapport with him/her

- His/her hobbies or interests

5. Give names, ages and a few brief comments about your brothers and sisters.

6. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now?

7. Please enter your ACT and SAT scores if you have taken these tests.

8. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine and the realization of your professional ambitions.

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances.

2. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.)

3. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor or advisor would not normally learn about you.

4. For both mother and father, give the following:

- Where they were raised

- 4-5 traits that would describe him/her to a stranger

- Traits you get from him/her

- Your rapport with him/her

- His/her hobbies or interests

5. Give names, ages and a few brief comments about your brothers and sisters.

6. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now?

7. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine and the realization of your professional ambitions.

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances. (500 words)

2. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.) (500 words)

3. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor or adviser would not normally learn about you. (500 words)

4. For both mother and father, give the following: Where they were raised, 4-5 traits that would describe him/her to a stranger, traits you get from him/her, your rapport with him/her, his/her hobbies or interests. (500 words)

5. Give names, ages and a few brief comments about your brothers and sisters. (500 words)

6. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? (500 words)

7. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine and the realization of your professional ambitions (500 words)

Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances. (500 words)

2. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.) (500 words)

3. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor or adviser would not normally learn about you. (500 words)

4. For both mother and father, give the following: Where they were raised, 4-5 traits that would describe him/her to a stranger, traits you get from him/her, your rapport with him/her, his/her hobbies or interests. (500 words)

5. Give names, ages and a few brief comments about your brothers and sisters. (500 words)

6. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? (500 words)

7. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine and the realization of your professional ambitions (500 words)



Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances. (500 words)

2. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.) (500 words)

3. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor or adviser would not normally learn about you. (500 words)

4. For both mother and father, give the following: Where they were raised, 4-5 traits that would describe him/her to a stranger, traits you get from him/her, your rapport with him/her, his/her hobbies or interests. (500 words)

5. Give names, ages and a few brief comments about your brothers and sisters. (500 words)

6. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? (500 words)

7. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine and the realization of your professional ambitions (500 words)



Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

1. Indicate your significant travel experiences and include the circumstances. (500 words)

2. Indicate what you do for fun and diversion (hobbies, special interests, etc.) (500 words)

3. Identify any other traits, habits, experiences, interests, etc., that a professor or adviser would not normally learn about you. (500 words)

4. For both mother and father, give the following: Where they were raised, 4-5 traits that would describe him/her to a stranger, traits you get from him/her, your rapport with him/her, his/her hobbies or interests. (500 words)

5. Give names, ages and a few brief comments about your brothers and sisters. (500 words)

6. In what field of medicine do you envision yourself working ten years from now? (500 words)

7. Write a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine and the realization of your professional ambitions (500 words)

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