Arkansas College Secondary Essay Prompts
(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)
Prompts have been updated June 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)
- List any significant volunteer, community service and/or mission experiences you have had that is not listed on your AACOMAS application. Provide the organization name, hours/week, duration of experience, as well as a brief description of your duties.
- Please tell us about any healthcare experiences you have had that are not listed on your AACOMAS application. Provide organization name, hours/week, duration of experience, and a breif descripton of your duties.
- How do you plan to fulfill the ARCOM Mission in your practice as a physician?
- What challenges do you expect to personally face most in the next 10 years as a healthcare professional?
- How do you expect to overcome these challenges?
- Describe an experience where you interacted with a person or people from a different background than you (ability, religion, gender, race, age, socioeconomic status, citizenship/ nationality, sexual orientation).
- How did that interaction impact your mindset of the role of a physician?
- If you are in a difficult basice science class and feel you are not fully grasping the information given in lecture, how would you alter your study habits or techniques to better understand the material and complete the course successfully?
- What is a recent book you read that impacted the way you think about today’s world?
- Please explain how this book impacted the way you think about today’s world.
- How did you hear about ARCOM?
Primary Deadline: Usually around Mar 1st
Secondary Deadline: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $50
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: Optional, but highly recommended
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:
The mission of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) is to educate and train compassionate osteopathic physicians, skilled in the science of patient-centered osteopathic medical care, dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the osteopathic profession, committed to lifelong learning, and focused on service to the underserved. This mission will be accomplished at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels through excellence in teaching, research, service, and scholarly activity.
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine Values:
- Ethical Treatment of all people