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 2021 Application Cycle and are unchanged from the previous 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). | 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.

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