Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)

Address

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine / New Mexico State University, Genesis Building C / 3655 Research Drive / Las Cruces, NM 88003

Phone

575-674-2266

Email

Admissions@bcomnm.org

Overview

School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
DO
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2015
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 100K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.34
Median MCAT
500
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
DO letter Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$80
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Para la gente y el futuro: For the people and the future. The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM is dedicated to improving the health of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico through culturally humble undergraduate, graduate, and continuing osteopathic medical education, research, and clinical service to the community. BCOM is focused on increasing diversity in the physician workforce and fostering a practice of life-long learning, compassion, respect, and excellence in its students.




Essay Topics (2019-2020)

Each question has a 250 word count limit.

1. Why do you think BCOM is the place for you and what qualities do you feel you would bring to BCOM that would help develop and foster the climate of our school?

2. Tell us about a time you were under a lot of pressure. What was going on, and how did you get through it?

3. Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours. What were the challenges you encountered, and what did you learn from the situation.

4. Answer one of the following questions:

Discuss a time in which you failed at something other than an academic experience and how you responded to that failure. Reflecting back, would you change how you initially responded? Do you feel like you learned anything from the experience?

What does advocacy mean to you? Describe a situation in which you chose to advocate for someone different from yourself. How do you see this linked to your role as a physician and what risks, if any, do you feel might be associated with your choice to be an advocate?

The following question is optional and will not impact your admissions decision.

You may provide us with a video of no more than 2 minutes duration that will help us understand you better. To submit the video you created, please paste into the box below a valid YouTube video URL. The video will need to be marked Public or Public Not Listed. Alternatively, you may submit a physical exhibit (art piece, music, sculpture, etc.) to the BCOM Office of Admissions. Note that all material submitted is the property of BCOM and will not be returned.

Essay Topics (2018-2019)

Why do you think BCOM is the perfect place for you, and what qualities do you feel you would bring to BCOM that would help develop and foster the climate of our school?

Discuss a time in which you failed at something other than an academic experience and how you responded to that failure. Reflecting back, would you change how you initially responded? Do you feel like you learned anything from the experience?

What does advocacy mean to you? Describe a situation in which you chose to advocate for someone different from yourself. How do you see this linked to your role as a physician and what risks, if any, do you feel might be associated with your choice to be an advocate?

The following question is optional and will not impact your admissions decision.

Please provide us with a video of no more than 2 minutes duration that will help us understand you better. Alternatively, you may submit a physical exhibit (art piece, music, sculpture, etc.) to the BCOM Admissions Office. To submit the video, please paste into the box below a valid YouTube video URL created by yourself. The video will need to be marked Public or Public not listed. It cannot be marked as Private. Note that all material submitted is property of BCOM and will not be returned.

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

Why do you think BCOM is the perfect place for you, and what qualities do you feel you would bring to BCOM that would help develop and foster the climate of our school?

You are a physician in a rural area treating a patient who needs additional medical care that is not offered in the state. Your patient informs you that she is an undocumented alien living in the United States and risks deportation if she travels outside state lines. Do you continue to administer care? If so, how? If not, explain.

The following question is optional and will not impact your admissions decision.

Please provide us with a video of no more than 2 minutes duration that will help us understand you better. Alternatively, you may provide a written statement of no more than 500 words or submit a physical exhibit (art piece, music, sculpture, etc.) to the BCOM Admissions Office. To submit the video, please paste into the box below a valid YouTube video URL created by yourself. The video will need to be marked Public or Public not listed. It cannot be marked as Private. Note that all material submitted is property of BCOM and will not be returned.

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

"Please provide us with a video of no more than 2 minutes duration that will help us understand you better. Alternatively, you may provide a written statement of no more than 500 words showing why you think BCOM is the perfect place for you and what qualities you feel you would bring to BCOM that would help develop and foster the climate of our school or submit a physical exhibit (art piece, published research, etc.) to the BCOM Admissions Office. To submit the video, please paste into the box below a valid YouTube video URL created by yourself. Exhibit should be sent to: 3501 Arrowhead Drive Las Cruces, NM 88001. Note that all material submitted is property of BCOM and will not be returned.

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