Secondary Essay Prompts for the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) in San Antonio, TX.

2018 – 2019

“Explain how your exposure to and experience in the medical profession has helped prepare you for osteopathic studies? Provide specific examples.”

“UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission?”

“In preparation for the MCAT did you use a professional preparation course (Kaplan, Princeton Review etc.)? If so, please indicate course and process for using it.”

Word limit changed from 250 to 200, and they added,

“If you are reapplying to UIWSOM, what have you done to strengthen your application since you last applied?”

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University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine Secondary Essays

Topics covered in this presentation:

  • When should I submit my secondary essays?
  • Pay attention to the word/character limits.
  • Can I recycle secondary essay prompts for multiple schools?
  • Identify topics that you left out of your primary application.
  • And, much more.

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine 2017-2018 Enrollment

  • Total medical school enrollment: 162
  • First-year enrollment: 162

Primary application service: AACOMAS

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

Majors of First-Year Class Matriculants

  • Science majors: 125%
  • Non-Science majors: 37%
  • Graduate degree(s): 58%

Learn more about this school:

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
7615 Kennedy Hill, Building 2
San Antonio, TX 78235
(210) 283-6998

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*Data collected from MSAR 2017-2018, 2018-2019 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book, and institution website.

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