Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine / 122 E 1700 Street, Building 3 / Provo, UT 84606

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
2019
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 ()

City Size
<100K

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Median GPA
Median MCAT
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
MD or DO required; DO preferred
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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
$100
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)


Record a short video (maximum 8 minutes) that answers the following questions:

  • Who are you?
  • What is your passion?
  • What does service mean to you?
  • Tell us about a physician you admire/want to emulate?
  • Why Noorda-COM?

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Instructions for Submitting Your Secondary Application Video and Headshot Through Box:

Record a short video (maximum 8 minutes) that answers the following questions:

Who are you?

What is your passion?

Why osteopathic medicine?

Why Noorda-COM?

If you were accepted to Noorda-COM, what is something unique or unexpected that you would bring to the class?

Your video can be recorded in one take, edited into a short film, or anything in between. Feel free to answer the five questions in any order you wish. The maximum time allowed is 8 minutes, but you certainly do not have to fill all the time. Depending on your internet speeds, it may take some time for your file to upload—plan accordingly! Last year, it took some applicants several hours to upload their video. Most importantly—be yourself and have fun!

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

1. Submission of a 15-minute video that answers: “Who are you? What is your passion? Why osteopathic medicine? Why Noorda-COM? What will medicine look like in 20 years?"

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