Secondary Essay Prompts for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

2018 – 2019

  1. Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?
  2. What advantage do you see in attending WVSOM over other medical schools?
  3. Describe an ethically challenging situation you have been in, and how you responded.
  4. What do you feel it will take for you to succeed in medical school?
  5. How many hours per week are you willing to commit to studying in addition to the 25 hours of weekly scheduled class time?
  6. Describe a situation in work, volunteer activities, or organizations where you demonstrated your ability to work well with others.
  7. What experiences (living, working or visiting) have you had in rural areas?

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg, WV.

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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Secondary Essays

West Virginia 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.

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 2017-2018 Enrollment

  • Total medical school enrollment: 847
  • First-year enrollment: 214

Primary application service: AACOMAS

  • Primary application deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Supplemental application deadline: 2/15/2019

Majors of First-Year Class Matriculants

  • Science majors: 82%
  • Non-Science majors: 18%
  • Graduate degree(s): 6%

Learn more about this school:

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
400 North Lee St.
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Toll Free: (800) 356-7836 or (888) 276-7836

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