FlexMed Essay Prompts (2023 Application Cycle)
1) Please describe something in your life that has given you a great sense of personal, academic, or professional accomplishment. (300 words)
2) Please describe something in your life that has given you a great sense of personal, academic, or professional disappointment. (300 words)
3) Describe your reason for pursuing a future career in medicine and then describe how FlexMed will change your educational plan. Please describe how you will use the flexibility afforded by FlexMed. (400 words)
4) Activities descriptions (150 words each). Up to 20 activities.
Who gets Accepted to FlexMed?
In our experience, successful applicants have earned high SAT/ACT scores and top grades in high school. What other criteria are give applicants an edge? Experience in clinical medicine, and research, the more extensive the better, help guarantee success. The admissions committee also likes to see well developed interests in areas unrelated to medicine.
In summary, FlexMed students, across the board, have:
1) A demonstrated commitment to medicine and research
2) A stellar academic and scholarly record
3) Well-developed interests and pursuits unrelated to medicine including service
4) Exceptional maturity and professionalism
5) Great interpersonal skills
Simply earning an interview to this prestigious and highly competitive program is an honor.
Every year MedEdits works with successful FlexMed applicants on the following:
- FlexMed 2023 essays
- FlexMed interview prep
To read about Dr. Freedman and Laurie Tansey’s experiences at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, click here.
From the Mount Sinai website:
“Named to honor the legacy of Abraham Flexner, a pioneer educator who revolutionized medical education early in the 20th century, FlexMed is transforming medical education by cultivating physicians who are grounded in 21st century science and the social context in which they will practice medicine.”
“The Icahn School of Medicine is looking for medical school applicants who have excelled academically, are collaborative leaders on their undergraduate campuses, and are passionate about medicine, science, and health care.”