Supplemental Essays – Free Resources For You

By Brandie Erickson September 20, 2023 BS/MD Admissions Consulting College Application

As the first deadlines inch closer and closer, you should be finalizing your personal statement. Now, it’s time to start working on your supplemental essays. 


Many schools will require students to write numerous supplemental essays. Students might have to write about why they want to attend a particular college, why they are interested in studying their major or their interest in joining the healthcare field, or a time when they overcame a challenge or showcased leadership skills. 


For example, to apply to George Washington’s BS/MD program, students have to write the following essays:

  1. Describe a time when you engaged others in meaningful dialogue around an issue that was important to you. Did this exchange create change, new perspectives, or deeper relationships? (500 words) 
  2. Discuss specific GW programs and opportunities in the DC metropolitan area that will help you identify and solve problems in our healthcare system to benefit your patients. (500 words) 


These supplemental essays are often due when you are applying to the university and BS/MD program, so take the time to brainstorm and write these essays now so you aren’t rushed. 


Check out our free resources, like the Supplemental Essay Brainstorming Guide to help you come up with a great topic. 


More useful BS/MD Resources can be found here

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