Secondary Database

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Here are Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) secondary questions.


2020-2021 

Describe a situation where you chose to advocate for someone who is different from yourself.

What does advocacy mean to you and how has your advocacy developed?

How do you see it linked to your role as a physician/leader?

What risks, if any, might be associated with your choice to be an advocate?

All applicants are required to answer one of the following three questions in the form of a short essay, 250 words maximum. Make sure to include the question itself at the top of your essay; this will not count toward the 250 words. 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.

Please submit a short essay (500 words or fewer) describing how this path would support your career goals. Please name this file using the following format: “last name, first name, dual degree essay”.

Campus Statement, Cleveland: Tell us about an experience or experiences that has/have prepared you to enter family 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 family medicine and how you feel you will impact your community in or around Dublin, Columbus, or Central Ohio.

Good luck on your application!

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