Writing samples play an important role in helping the admission committee evaluate an applicants research, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills. As part of the application process, please compose a 2 to 4 page essay on the topic of: “The role of government in the funding of clinical trials for the development of new therapeutics (drugs)”. The admission committee will evaluate the writing sample based on the following criteria: 1. Thesis Development and Critical Thinking: Include (a) thesis, (b) argument, (c) research and (d) analysis. 2. Organization: Assists with the development of the argument and includes fluid transitions to achieve coherence between paragraphs. 3. Paragraph Development: Provides overall stability of the writing sample and includes the use of transitions and language within each paragraph. 4. Mechanics: Clarify through spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization. 5. Style: The applicant should compose the writing sample in AMA style. The writing sample should exhibit the style guidelines in the areas of: (a) in-text citations; (b) reference list; (c) title; (d) headings; (e) sub-headings; (f) numbers; (g) serial content; (h) quotes; (i) punctuation; etc.