Edward Via- Auburn Campus Secondary Application

Edward Via- Auburn Campus 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)


  • Describe a significant challenge you have experienced in your life, share the strategies you employed to overcome the challenge, and what you learned from the experience. (500 Words)
  • Professionalism and respect in the community in which you live is of utmost importance in medical school and as a physician. What three professional qualities do you believe a Student Doctor must demonstrate and describe how you will demonstrate these qualities as a medical student at VCOM? (500 Words)
  • How do your professional ambitions align with osteopathic medicine? (500 Words)
  • What influenced your decision to apply to VCOM? (e.g., personal or medical experiences; influences of friends/family/physicians/mentors; etc.) (500 Words)

Primary Deadline:Usually around Dec 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: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Email

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:

The MISSION of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to prepare globally-minded, community-focused physicians to meet the needs of rural and medically underserved populations and promote research to improve human health.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Values:

  • Professionalism 
  • Integrity
  • Duty
  • Compassion
  • Altruism
  • Knowledge
  • Critical Thinking