Edward Via-Virginia Campus Secondary Application

Edward Via- Virginia Campus Secondary Essay Prompts

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

These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle.

All prompts have a 500-word maximum.


  • 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).
  • 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.

Secondary Deadline: Rolling
Secondary Fee: $50
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer 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

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