Ohio University Heritage Secondary Essay Prompts
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Prompts have been updated May 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)
- All applicants are required to answer the following question in the form of an essay. There is no specific word count, font or font size required. Please name the file using following format: “last name, first name, required essay”.There are philosophical and tangible differences between osteopathic and allopathic medicine. Describe what being an osteopathic physician means to you, and what qualities make a good osteopathic physician. What have you done to gain knowledge and experience of osteopathic medicine?
- All applicants are required to answer one of the following three questions in the form of an essay. There is no specific word count, font or font size required. Make sure to include the question itself at the top of your essay. Please name the file using the following format: “last name, first name, selected essay”.1. Describe the community in which you were nurtured or spent the majority of your early development with respect to its demographics. What core values did you receive and how will these translate into the contributions you hope to make to your community as a medical student and later as a physician?2. There are multiple paths that lead to medical school and many obstacles along the way. Please describe the unique path that has led you to medicine as well as any obstacle or adversity that you had to overcome in achieving this goal. How will this experience affect your career as a physician?
3. Part of OU-HCOM’s mission is to embrace diversity and public service and improve the health and wellbeing of underserved populations. Describe what that means to you and how you would contribute to that mission as a student and as a future physician.
- Campus Statement, Cleveland: Tell us about an experience or experiences that has/have prepared you to enter medicine and how you feel you will impact your community in or around Cleveland, Akron or Northeast Ohio.
- Campus Statement, Dublin: Tell us about an experience or experiences that has/have prepared you to enter medicine and how you feel you will impact your community in or around Dublin, Columbus, or Central Ohio.
Primary Deadline: Usually Around Feb 1st
Secondary Deadline: Usually Around March 15th
Secondary Fee: $60
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:
We pride ourselves on our strong focus on our mission: training osteopathic primary care physicians to serve Ohio.
Our medical school educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, our college community commits itself to: provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents and primary care associates; embrace diversity and public service; and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Vision:
The Heritage College is recognized as the national leader in training osteopathic primary care physicians and the number one producer of primary care physicians in the country.
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Values:
- Wholeness and balance within each person
- Community of mutual respect
- Acceptance of others and embracing diversity
- Pursuit of excellence
- A climate of scholarship
- Commitment to service, generosity and compassion.