Penn Medicine - Essay

Everything you need to know about the essay requirement.

Your essay topic is as follows and should not exceed 300 - 400 words:

Aside from an assumed interest in medicine, why are you interested in the Penn Medicine Summer Program for High School Students?

Pro Tip #1: Pay attention to how they phrased the essay topic and remember your audience! You need to convince the admissions committee that you are passionate about the study of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Pro Tip #2: After you're done, let someone else read it and help you with edits. Make sure your final draft doesn't have any visible edits in it and then save it as a PDF before you upload it to your online account.

Pro Tip #3: We know it's tough to say all that you want to say in so few words! BUT, please try to remember that the committee has several hundred applications to read and we wouldn't want you to jeopardize your chances on a technicality!

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