New York Institute of Technology Secondary Application

New York Institute of Technology Secondary Essay Prompts

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

Most prompts have a 1,000 character limit.


  • Briefly describe the reasons for your campus/site choice and comment on one or two factors that are most important to you in choosing where you wish to pursue your medical education. (1000 characters)
  • NYITCOM values diversity, equity, and inclusion. How will your background and experiences add to our inclusive culture and how will this focus influence your future role as a physician? (1000 characters)
  • Describe a challenge you’ve faced and the steps you took to overcome it. (1000 characters)
  • Describe the community in which you see yourself practicing medicine. (1000 characters)
  • Have you previously applied to NYITCOM? If yes, what specific steps have you taken to strengthen your credentials for the current application year? (1000 characters)
  • How and where did you learn about NYITCOM? (250 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Mar 1st
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Mar 8th
Secondary Fee: $80
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required:
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: No

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of learning and practice, based upon the integration of evidence-based knowledge, critical thinking, and the tenets of osteopathic principles and practice. We are also committed to preparing osteopathic physicians for careers in health care, including that in the inner city and rural communities, as well as to the scholarly pursuit of new knowledge concerning health and disease. We provide a continuum of educational experiences to NYITCOM students, extending through the clinical and post-graduate years of training. This continuum provides the future osteopathic physician with the foundation necessary to maintain competence and compassion, as well as the ability to better serve society through research, teaching, and leadership.

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Vision:

To advance patient-centered, population-based osteopathic health care through transformative education and illuminating research.


New York Institute of Technology Secondary Application