California Health Sciences University (CHSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM Mission The CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s mission is to: 1. Inspiring a diverse student body to commit to careers that serve our region, with a focus on recruiting students from the Central Valley; 2. Developing compassionate, highly trained, intellectually curious, adaptive leaders capable of meeting the health care needs of the future through a performance-based education; 3. Empowering people to teach, serve, research, innovate, and practice collaboratively in areas of skill and expertise in disciplines related to osteopathic medicine.
Essay Topics (2019-2020)
1. Explain how CHSU-COM may benefit the California Central Valley. How might the presence of an osteopathic medical school affect the local community over the next twenty years? (250 words)
2. CHSU-COM values a diverse student body that reflects our region and our world. Please explain how you would contribute to diversity at CHSU-COM. (250 words)
3. Describe any education, work experience, extracurricular activities, or volunteer opportunities that have contributed to your motivation to enter the field of medicine. (250 words)
4. Describe a situation in which you felt you were able to make a significant contribution or to show leadership. What was the biggest challenge in that situation and what was the biggest reward? (250 words)