Edward Via-Carolina Campus Secondary Application

Edward Via-Carolina Campus Secondary Essay Prompts

(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)

These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle. (Older essays, if available are below)

All prompts have a 500-word maximum. 

Note: secondary is same for all three Edward Via campuses

Prompts:

  • “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 characters)
  • “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 characters)
  • “How do your professional ambitions align with osteopathic medicine?” (500 characters) | How to Answer Secondary Prompts Specific To Osteopathy
  • What influenced your decision to apply to VCOM? (e.g., personal or medical experiences; influences of friends/family/physicians/mentors; etc.) (500 characters)

Primary Deadline: March 1, 2021
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
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: 


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

Older Essays:

  • Describe the top three reasons you have chosen osteopathic medicine as your professional choice in becoming a physician (Please use your own description and not one that widely describes the profession).
    How to Answer Secondary Prompts Specific To Osteopathy
  • Professionalism and the ability to gain respect in the community in which you live is of utmost importance as you embark upon a career as a physician. What three professional qualities do you feel a Student Doctor must be able to demonstrate as he/or she makes the transition into the study and practice of medicine. How will you demonstrate those qualities as a medical student at VCOM?
  • Please describe a volunteer or service activity that played a large part in your decision to become a physician.
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