Secondary Essay Prompts for the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California.

2018 – 2019

Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? 250 words

Why should the Committee accept you into this year’s class? 250 words

Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. 500 words

Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicine’s uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. 500 words

Are you a re-applicant who has previously interviewed? If yes, what was the result of that interview and what changes, if any, have you made which should affect a different outcome?

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–California (TUCOM-CA) in Vallejo, CA.

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Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2017-2018 Enrollment

  • Total medical school enrollment: 569
  • First-year enrollment: 135

Primary application service: AACOMAS

  • Primary application deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Supplemental application deadline: 4/15/2019

Majors of First-Year Class Matriculants

  • Science majors: 79%
  • Non-Science majors: 21%
  • Graduate degree(s): 30%

Learn more about this school:

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
1310 Club Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94592
CA Toll Free: (888) 880-7336
Outside CA: (888) 887-7336

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