Washington State University (Floyd)

Address

Spokane Academic Center/ PO Box 1495 / Spokane, Washington 99210-1495

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
146
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
2016
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 ()

City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.7
Median MCAT
509
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
$50
Other Tests

Interviews

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

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

1. How will you contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine? Support your response with your experiences and/or attributes. (300 words)

2. What experiences have you had with rural and/or underserved communities/populations? What have you learned from these experiences? (300 words)

3. Describe your connections to Washington communities and your interests in practicing medicine in Washington. (300 words)

4. How have you built your resilience? (300 words)

5. Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates. (300 words)

6. If you are a re-applicant to WSU College of Medicine, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for our medical school. If you are not a re-applicant to the College of Medicine, please leave blank. (300 words)

7. Please share any disruptions in your academic/volunteer/work/personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (Optional) (300 words)

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. How will you contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine? Support your response with your experiences and/or attributes (< 300 words).

2. What experiences have you had with rural and/or underserved communities/populations? What have you learned from these experiences? (< 300 words)

3. Describe your connections to Washington communities and your interests in practicing medicine in Washington. (300 words)

4. How have you built your resilience? (300 words)

5. Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates. (300 words)

6. If you are a re-applicant to WSU ESFCOM, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for our medical school. If you are not a re-applicant to WSU ESFCOM, please leave blank. (300 words)

7. Please submit an additional statement (< 500 words), addressing the following areas in your essay:

- How do you think you can or will contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in developing solutions?

- Your strongest or most important connections to the state of Washington and the people who live here

- Your motivation to train as a physician and serve the communities of Washington

- Your goals as a physician, including your interests in practicing medicine in rural or underserved communities

- Other relevant considerations

OPTIONAL ESSAY(S)

1. Please share any disruptions in your academic/volunteer/work/personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (Optional) (300 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)  

Please respond to each essay below (each <300 words):

1. How will you contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine? Support your response with your experiences and/or attributes.  

2. What experiences have you had with rural and/or underserved communities/populations? What have you learned from these experiences?  

3. Describe your connections to Washington communities and your interests in practicing medicine in Washington.  

4. How have you built your resilience?  

5. Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates.  

6. If you are a re-applicant to WSU ESFCOM, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for our medical school. If you are not a re-applicant to WSU ESFCOM, please leave blank.  

7. "Please share any disruptions in your academic/volunteer/work/personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider (not required).

Essay Topics ('19 - '20)  

Please respond to each essay below (each &lt;300 words):  

1. How will you contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine? Support your response with your experiences and/or attributes.  

2. What experiences have you had with rural and/or underserved communities/populations? What have you learned from these experiences?

3. Describe your connections to Washington communities and your interests in practicing medicine in Washington.

4. How have you built your resilience?

5. Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates.  

6. If you are a re-applicant to WSU ESFCOM, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for our medical school. If you are not a re-applicant to WSU ESFCOM, please leave blank.  

Essay Topics ('18 - '19)  

- How do you think you can or will contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in developing solutions?  

- Your strongest or most important connections to the state of Washington and the people who live here  

- Your motivation to train as a physician and serve the communities of Washington  

- Your goals as a physician, including your interests in practicing medicine in rural or underserved communities  

- Other relevant considerations 300 words each of the following  

— How have you built your resilience?

— Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates.  

— If you are a re-applicant, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for medical school. If you are not a re-applicant, please leave blank.  

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)  

Please submit an additional statement (<500 words), addressing the following areas in your essay:  

- How do you think you can or will contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in developing solutions?  

- Your strongest or most important connections to the state of Washington and the people who live here  

- Your motivation to train as a physician and serve the communities of Washington  

- Your goals as a physician, including your interests in practicing medicine in rural or underserved communities  

- Other relevant considerations.  In addition to the autobiographical statement please answer the following 3 questions (less than 300 words each):  

1) Describe a difficult obstacle you have overcome. How did it shape your perspective?(300 words max)  

2) Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics or experiences that would add to the educational environment for your classmates.(300 words max)  

3) If you are a re-applicant, describe what you have done since last applying to strengthen your candidacy for medical school. If you are not a re-applicant, please leave blank.(300 words max)

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)  

1. Please submit an additional statement (<500 words), addressing the following areas:  

- How do you think you can or will contribute to the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in developing solutions?  

- Your strongest or most important connections to the state of Washington and the people who live here  

- Your motivation to train as a physician and serve the communities of Washington  

- Your goals as a physician, including your interests in practicing medicine in rural or underserved communities  Other relevant considerations  

2. Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. What did you learn from this experience and how have you applied this learning to your work and/or life? 300 words  

3. Describe a meaningful relationship with a teacher, mentor, employer, coach, or others and aspects of the relationship that that were most important to you. 300 words  

4. What would you like to contribute and be remembered for in medicine? 300 words  

5. Matriculating students will be assigned to a Learning Community at one of four WSU campus locations. The Learning Community will be the location at which you will complete your clinical rotation experiences. Please rank your choices, (beginning with #1 for your first choice), of Learning Community assignment locations below. ESFCOM will make every effort to accommodate students priority choice but will make final assignments based on the availability of space at each campus.  

Spokane, Everett, Tri-Cities, Vancouver  

Please explain any extenuating circumstances you would like considered in the assignment of your Learning Community site location: 150 Word


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