Touro University California Secondary Application

Touro University California Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 


  • Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? (250 words)
  • Why should the Committee accept you into this year’s class? (250 words)
  • Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 words)
  • Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicine’s uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 words)

Secondary Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Secondary Fee: $100
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Email

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California Mission:

The Mission of Touro University Osteopathic Medicine Program is to prepare students to become outstanding osteopathic physicians who uphold the values, philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine and who are committed to primary care and the holistic approach to the patient. The program advances the profession and serves its students and society through innovative pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education, research, community service, and multidisciplinary and osteopathic clinical services.

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California Vision:

Touro University California – inspirational teaching and scholarship, transformative leadership, exemplary service.

Touro University Osteopathic Medicine Program prepares outstanding osteopathic physicians for the future needs of their patients and communities.


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