Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan-SOM)

Address

Rowan SOM Academic Center / Office of Admissions / One Medical Center Drive / Stratford, New Jersey 08084-1501

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
Public
Year Founded
1976
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

Getting In

Median GPA
3.65
Median MCAT
503
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 ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
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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?
No
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
$90
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) Please select the checkbox(es) that most adequately describes your campus and/or curriculum preferences below.
Explain why SGL or PBL.

2) Please identify your area of professional interest below (i.e. Family Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, etc.)

3) How did you learn about osteopathic medicine and why is it a good fit for you?

4) Explain why you are interested in attending Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine:

5) Optional: Please describe any significant barriers or challenges you may have overcome in the pursuit of your personal/professional goals:

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Depending on which curriculum you pick, either:

a. Please prepare an essay that explains why you want to participate in the Problem Based Learning Curriculum (PBLC) and why you are a good fit for this curriculum  (1000 characters)

b. Please prepare an essay that explains why you want to participate in the Synergistic Guided Learning Curriculum and why you are a good fit for this curriculum. (1000 characters)

2. Please identify your area of professional interest below (i.e. Family Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, etc.)

3. How did you learn about osteopathic medicine and why is it a good fit for you? (1000 words)

4. Explain why you are interested in attending Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine? (1000 words)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Please describe any significant barriers or challenges you may have overcome in the pursuit of your personal/professional goals. (1000 words)

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

1. How did you learn about osteopathic medicine and why is it a good fit for you? (1000 Words)

2. Explain why you are interested in attending Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine: (1000 Words)

3. Please describe any significant barriers or challenges you may have overcome in the pursuit of your personal/professional goals. (1000 Words)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. How did you learn about osteopathic medicine and why is it a good fit for you? (1000 word limit)

2. Explain why you are interested in attending Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine: (1000 word limit)

3. Please describe any significant barriers or challenges you may have overcome in the pursuit of your personal/professional goals. (1000 word limit)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. How did you learn about osteopathic medicine and why is it a good fit for you? (1000 word limit)

2. Explain why you are interested in attending Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine: (1000 word limit)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Please describe any significant barriers or challenges you may have overcome in the pursuit of your personal/professional goals. (1000 word limit)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Please identify your area of professional interest below (i.e. Family Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, etc.) (500 words)

2. How did you learn about osteopathic medicine and why is it a good fit for you? (750 words)

3. Please describe any significant barriers or challenges you may have overcome in the pursuit of your personal/professional goals. (750 words)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Please identify your area of professional interest below (i.e. Family Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, etc.) (500 words)

2. How did you learn about osteopathic medicine and why is it a good fit for you? (750 words)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Please describe any significant barriers or challenges you may have overcome in the pursuit of your personal/professional goals. (750 words)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Explain the process by which you decided that osteopathic medicine was right for you?

2. How does the osteopathic profession fit into your professional goals and values?

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