Western Michigan University (Stryker)

Address

Office of Admissions / 1000 Oakland Drive / Kalamazoo, MI USA 49008-8023

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
86
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
2011
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
< 1M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.76
Median MCAT
516
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
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 ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes - minimum
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)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

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

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

(2000 character limit each)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection that you have to Southwest Michigan.

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, and life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession.

3. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in an unprecedented way. If COVID-19 impacted you, your academic plan, or your planned experiences, and you haven't noted elsewhere, please tell us about your unique circumstances.

4. WMed Re-Applicants Only: Describe the changes to your application from previous cycles - include academics, experiences, and/or personal attributes.

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection you have to southwest Michigan. (2000 characters) 

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2000 characters)

3. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in an unprecedented way. If COVID-19 impacted you, your academic plan, or your planned experiences, and you have not noted elsewhere, please detail below. (2000 characters)

4. WMed Re-Applicants only: Describe the changes to your application from previous cycles - include academics, experiences, and/or personal attributes. (2000 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection that you have to Southwest Michigan. (2,000 character limit)

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, and life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2,000 character limit)

3. WMed Re-Applicants Only: Describe the changes to your application from previous cycles - include academics, experiences, and/or personal attributes. (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection you have to southwest Michigan. (2,000 character limit)

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine “ your values, skills, talents, and life experiences “ and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2,000 character limit)

3. WMed Re-Applicants Only: Describe changes to your application from previous cycles - include academics, experiences, and/or personal attributes. (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection you have to southwest Michigan. (2,000 character limit)

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine “ your values, skills, talents, and life experiences “ and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2,000 character limit)

3. WMed Re-Applicants Only: Describe changes to your application from previous cycles “ include academics, experiences, and/or personal attributes. (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection you have to southwest Michigan. (2,000 character limit)

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, and life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2,000 character limit)

3. WMed Re-Applicants Only: Describe changes to your application from previous cycles - include academics, experiences, and/or personal attributes. (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection you have to southwest Michigan. (2,000 character limit)

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, and life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2,000 character limit)

3. WMed Re-Applicants Only: Describe changes to your application from previous cycles - include academics, experiences, and/or personal attributes. (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. You should describe any connection that you have to southwest Michigan. (2,000 character limit)

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, and life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. You should describe any connection that you have to southwest Michigan.

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, and life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Describe why you wish to enroll at WMU School of Medicine. You should describe any connection that you have to southwest Michigan. (2,000 character limit)

2. Describe what you bring to the practice of medicine - your values, skills, talents, and life experiences - and how you add to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the medical profession. (2,000 character limit)

We recommend that you prepare your essay answers offline using a word processing program. You can copy your responses into our supplemental application system. Once you select "I am Finished - Submit" in our system you will not be able to change your essays.

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