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

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
999
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 ($$$$$)
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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

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

1.) What draws you to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine? If admitted, what do you see yourself becoming involved in? (300 words)

2.) If you could strengthen one area of your application, what would it be? What have you done, or what do you plan to do, to address it and improve going forward? (300 words)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. What draws you to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine? If admitted, what do you see yourself becoming involved in? (300 words)

2. If you could strengthen one area of your application, what would it be? What have you done, or what do you plan to do, to address it and improve going forward? (300 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. What qualities do you feel you would bring that would help develop and foster the climate of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and further contribute to the Mission? (300 Words)

2. If you could strengthen one area of your application, what would it be and why? What have you already done or what do you plan to do to address it? (300 Words)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Submitting content for the following portion of the Supplemental Application is optional. If you choose to create and submit a video according to the guidelines below, it becomes a part of your application and all evaluators will have access to the video. You may provide us with a video, of no more than 2-minutes duration, to help us understand you better. To submit the video you created, please paste the valid YouTube video URL into the “Accept” box below. The video must be marked Public or Public Not Listed.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

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? (250 word count limit)

2. Tell us about a time you were under a lot of pressure. What was going on, and how did you get through it? (250 word count limit)

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. (250 word count limit)

4. Answer one of the following questions (250 word count limit):

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?

OR

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?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. 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 ('18 – '19)

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. 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?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. 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)

1. 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?

2. 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.

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. 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)

1. 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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