University of New England Secondary Application

University of New England Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle. (Older essays, if available are below)


  • Describe your particular interest in the UNE COM and describe any contact you’ve had with our students, alumni, or faculty. If you are related to a UNE COM graduate, please list that persons full name, year of graduation, and relationship to you. | How to Answer Secondary Prompts about “Why Us”
  • Tell about a time when you needed to put the interests of another ahead of your own.
  • Pick an example of a challenge/difficulty you have encountered that is of a personal, cultural, extra-curricular, or academic nature. What insight have you gained from this event? How will it influence your time at UNE COM and your practice of medicine? | How to Write About Your Obstacles, Challenges, and Problems in your Secondary Essays
  • What is your understanding of the team-based approach to medical education? What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of this approach?

Primary Deadline: February 1, 2020
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $55
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates:

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine fosters health care leaders across the continuum in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education, to advance exceptional osteopathic healthcare locally and globally through practice, research, scholarship, education and community health.

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Vision:

The University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine will become a recognized leader in educating primary care physicians for Maine, New England, and the nation by developing into:

  • A medical school that offers a state of the art curriculum, dynamic clinical rotations, and unique GME
  • A major contributor in clearly defined, and well-focused medical research.
  • A strong clinical program that serves our community through collaborative and entrepreneurial efforts
  • An organization that offers leadership to our profession and our community
  • A catalyst for inter‐profession education and service
  • A trusted partner in health care for our community

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Values:

  • Support the creation and maintenance of outstanding medical practitioners
  • Advance our commitment to the heritage and principles of osteopathic medicine
  • Facilitate learning, critical thinking, research and scholarship
  • Shape the future creatively while preserving our heritage
  • Promote a diverse, innovative, interprofessional and entrepreneurial culture
  • Maintain a caring, collegial environment
  • Foster integrity and accountability through a strong ethical base
  • Utilize evidence-based methods, practice-focused research, scholarship, critical thinking and a variety of learning modalities to improve health education and healthcare outcomes
  • Excel in practice-focused research in health, function and medical education
  • Actively seek internal and external collaboration to further our mission