West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Secondary Application

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Secondary Essay Prompts

(If you have updated prompts, please submit them at updatesecondaries.com)

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


  • Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician? (500 characters)
  • What advantage do you see in attending WVSOM over other medical schools? (500 characters)
  • Describe an ethically challenging situation you have been in, and how you responded (500 characters)
  • What do you feel it will take for you to succeed in medical school? (500 characters)
  • Describe a situation in work, volunteer activities, or organizations where you demonstrated your ability to work well with others. (500 characters)
  • What experiences (living, working or visiting) have you had in rural areas? (500 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Feb 15th
Secondary Deadline: Usually around March 15th
Secondary Fee: $80
FAP Waiver: Conditional
Casper Required: Optional
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:

The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health related programs; to support and develop graduate medical education training; to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research; and to promote patient-centered, evidence based medicine. WVSOM is dedicated to serve, first and foremost, the state of West Virginia and the health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas.