California Health Sciences University Secondary Application

California Health Sciences University Secondary Essay Prompts

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Prompts have been updated June 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)


  • CHSU-COM values a diverse student body that reflects our region and our world. Please explain how you personally would contribute to diversity at CHSU-COM. (250 Words)
  • Describe some common healthcare disparities that may be found in a resource-limited area, such as the California Central Valley. How might the presence of CHSU-COM help to alleviate those disparities? (250 Words)

Primary Deadline: Usually Around March 1st
Secondary Deadline:
Usually around April 1st
Secondary Fee: $250
FAP Waiver:  Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: Yes
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates:

California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:

Aligned with the University mission, CHSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) is the first program of it’s kind in the Central Valley and hopes to recruit, train and retain physicians to serve the local community, especially the underserved population.

California Health Sciences University Secondary Application