Washington University in St. Louis (WashU)

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Office of Admissions / School of Medicine / 660 South Euclid Avenue, #8107 / St. Louis, Missouri USA 63110

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
15
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
Private
Year Founded
1891
US News Rank - Research
6
US News Rank - Primary Care
31
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.93
Median MCAT
522
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 ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
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?
No
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
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Washington University School of Medicine will lead in advancing human health through the best clinical care, innovative research and the education of tomorrow's leaders in biomedicine in a culture that supports diversity, inclusion, critical thinking and creativity.




Essay Topics (2019-2020)

1. Have you already completed your undergraduate education, have you had your college or graduate education interrupted, or do you plan not to be a full-time student during your application year?

Yes/No

Describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (2000 character)

2. Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. (optional) (3000 characters)

3. Is there anything else you would like to share with the Committee on Admissions? (optional) (3000 characters)

Some applicants use this space to describe unique experiences and obstacles such as significant challenges in access to education, unusual socioeconomic factors, and/or identification with a particular culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

1. Have you already completed your undergraduate education, have you had your college or graduate education interrupted, or do you plan not to be a full-time student during your application year? If you select yes, this question appears: Describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (2000 char limit)

2. (optional) Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. (3000 char limit)

3. (optional) Is there anything else you would like to share with the Committee on Admissions? Some applicants use this space to describe unique experiences and obstacles such as significant challenges in access to education, unusual socioeconomic factors, and/or identification with a particular culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. (3000 char limit)

MSTP:

Briefly describe the area of research you would like to explore in graduate school. (1800 chars)

Essay Topics ('17-'18)

Have you already completed your undergraduate education, have you had your college or graduate education interrupted, or do you plan not to be a full-time student during your application year? (Yes/No)

If yes: Describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (2000 char)

(If no: Nothing)

Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. (optional) (3000 char)

Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (optional) (3000 char)

Have you been convicted of any criminal offense (excluding speeding and non-moving traffic offenses)?

If yes: Please explain (1000 char)

Essay Topics ('16-'17)

If you have already completed your education, if your college or graduate education was interrupted, or if you do not plan to be a full-time student during the current year, describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (maximum 1800 characters including spaces)

(optional) Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. (maximum 3000 characters including spaces)

(optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (maximum 3000 characters including spaces)

Essay Topics ('15-'16)

1. (optional) Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. (maximum 3000 characters including spaces)

2. (optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (maximum 3000 characters including spaces)

Essay Topics ('14-'15)

1. (optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (maximum 3000 characters including spaces)

2. (optional) Describe a time or situation where you have been unsuccessful or failed. (maximum 3000 characters including spaces)

3. If you have already completed your education, if your college or graduate education was interrupted, or if you do not plan to be a full-time student during the current year, describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (maximum 1800 characters including spaces)

Essay Topics ('13-'14)

(optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (maximum 3000 characters including spaces)

Essay Topics ('11-'12)

(Optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (limit 3000 characters)

If you have already completed you education, if your college or graduate education was interrupted, or if you do not plan to be a full-time student during the current year, describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (limit 1800 characters)

Essay Topics ('10-'11)

(Optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (limit 3000 characters)

If you have already completed you education, if your college or graduate education was interrupted, or if you do not plan to be a full-time student during the current year, describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (limit 1800 characters)

Essay Topics ('09-10)

(Optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (limit 3000 characters)If you have already completed your education, if your college or graduate education was interrupted, or if you do not plan to be a full-time student during the current year, describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (limit 1800 characters)

Essay Topics ('08-'09)

(Optional) Do you have unique experiences or obstacles that you have overcome that were not covered in your application about which you would like to inform our Admissions Committee? (3000 chars) [I think this truly is optional. If you have nothing meaningful to add, leave it blank]If you have already completed your education, if your college or graduate education was interrupted, or if you do not plan to be a full-time student during the current year, describe in chronological order your activities during the time(s) when you were not enrolled as a full-time student. (1800 chars)Admissions resources:

"http://medschool.wustl.edu/pages/?page=overview#historyHistory

"http://medschool.wustl.edu/pages/?page=deptsDepartments

"http://medschool.wustl.edu/admissions/visit.htmlInfo for Prospective Medical Students

"http://medschool.wustl.edu/admissions/clinicaltrn.htmlTeaching Facilities and Student Life

"http://mednews.wustl.edu/Medical News Releases

"http://research.medicine.wustl.edu/ocfr/research.nsf/3f32c9ebf40900dc86256935006be87e?OpenViewFaculty Research

"http://aladdin.wustl.edu/medstudents/curric/08-09/central.nsf/%28First+Year%29?OpenViewCount=100First Year Courses

"http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/internal.aspx?id=209Research Programs

"http://stlouis.missouri.org/about/history.htmlHistory of St. Louis Missouri

"http://www.explorestlouis.com/visitors/25thingsOne.asp?pt=1Things to DoLetters of Recommendation Requirement

A. A packet of recommendations prepared or assembled by a Premedical Advisory Committee or an analogous representative of your educational institution. (If someone at your school writes "committee letters," that letter can be submitted on your behalf, too.) OR, you may have a packet of three letters that have been collected on your behalf submitted to us.ORB. Individual letters of evaluation/recommendation from teachers or research mentor(s) can be submitted individually. Three letters are required. As noted in the instructions, if you choose this option, please ask three teachers who know you well to write for you and enter their names on the Supplemental Application.

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