Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California

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Touro University–California / Office of Admissions Mare Island / 1310 Club Drive / Vallejo, CA 94592

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
119
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
1997
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
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.52
Median MCAT
507
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 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 - minimum
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)

2000 character limit each

1) Are you a TUCOM re-applicant who has previously interviewed? If yes, what was the result of that interview and what changes, if any, have you made which should effect a different outcome?

2) Have you attended any TUCOM information sessions on campus, at another location, or virtually? If yes, please list the event(s) in which you participated.

3) Please describe your understanding of osteopathic medicine including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). Please include your personal exposure to osteopathic medicine (if any) and demonstrate your understanding of the osteopathic principles and history of the profession.

4) Please describe your hobbies (or non-academic pursuits) and how they will influence your success as an Osteopathic medical student and/or Osteopathic physician in the future.

5) Please discuss how your life experiences and personal characteristics will contribute to your future success as an outstanding osteopathic physician.

6) When considering medical schools, what criteria are important to you and how does TUCOM align with those criteria?

7) Have you graduated or do you plan to graduate from a High School or equivalent (e.g. GED, ATB, etc.) - OR - College whose primary method of instruction is English?

8) Have you ever had a criminal conviction (this includes a judge or jury verdict, guilty plea, a plea of no contest or nolo contendere, and/or juvenile offenses), or any criminal conviction that you are currently appealing?

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Please describe your understanding of osteopathic medicine including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). Please include your personal exposure to osteopathic medicine (if any) and demonstrate your understanding of the osteopathic principles and history of the profession. (500 Words)

2. Please discuss how your life experiences and personal characteristics will contribute to your future success as an outstanding osteopathic physician. This is your opportunity to include information you may not have included within your primary application. (500 words)

3. When considering medical schools, what criteria are important to you and how does TUCOM align with those criteria? (500 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Within the last seven years, do you have any academic or legal records available under a different name? If yes, please provide any additional names under which your academic records may be listed. (250 words or less)

2. Are you a re-applicant who has previously interviewed? If yes, what was the result of that interview and what changes, if any, have you made which should affect a different outcome? (250 words or less)

3. What is the size of your home town or area – 2,500 to 10,000, 10,000 to 50,000, 50,000 to 100,000, 100,000 to 500,000, 500,000 to 1,000,000+), or Other (please specify)? (250 words or less)

4. Do you have any relative who is an Osteopathic Physician? Please list their name, relationship to you, COM attended, and year of graduation. (250 words or less)

5. Please list your favorite hobbies and/or non-academic pursuits. (250 words or less)
Within the last three years, please provide the name of previous employers, your occupation(s), and the duration(s) of your employment. (250 words or less)

6. Within the last three years, have you been engaged in any volunteer experiences? Please include the type of experience, sponsor, duration, and position. (250 words or less)

7. Within the last five years, what awards or recognitions (academic or other) have you received? (250 words or less)

8. Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? (250 words or less)

9. Why should the Committee accept you into this year’s class? (250 words or less)

10. Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 words or less)

11. Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicine’s uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 words or less)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 Words)

2. Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicines uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 Words)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? (250 words)

2. Why should the Committee accept you into this years class? (250 words)

3. Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 words)

4. Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicines uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 words)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Within the last seven years, do you have any academic or legal records available under a different name? If yes, please provide any additional names under which your academic records may be listed. (250 words)

2. Are you a re-applicant who has previously interviewed? If yes, what was the result of that interview and what changes, if any, have you made which should affect a different outcome? (250 words)

3. What is the size of your home town or area “ 2,500 to 10,000, 10,000 to 50,000, 50,000 to 100,000, 100,000 to 500,000, 500,000 to 1,000,000+), or Other (please specify)? (250 words)

4. Do you have any relative who is an Osteopathic Physician? Please list their name, relationship to you, COM attended, and year of graduation. (250 words)

5. Please list your favorite hobbies and/or non-academic pursuits. (250 words)

6. Within the last three years, please provide the name of previous employers, your occupation(s), and the duration(s) of your employment. (250 words)

7. Within the last three years, have you been engaged in any volunteer experiences? Please include the type of experience, sponsor, duration, and position. (250 words)

8. Within the last five years, what awards or recognitions (academic or other) have you received? (250 words)

9. Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? (250 words)

10. Why should the Committee accept you into this years class? (250 words)

11. Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 words)

12. Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicines uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 words)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Within the last seven years, do you have any academic or legal records available under a different name? If yes, please provide any additional names under which your academic records may be listed. (250 words)

2. Are you a re-applicant who has previously interviewed? If yes, what was the result of that interview and what changes, if any, have you made which should affect a different outcome? (250 words)

3. What is the size of your home town or area “ 2,500 to 10,000, 10,000 to 50,000, 50,000 to 100,000, 100,000 to 500,000, 500,000 to 1,000,000+), or Other (please specify)? (250 words)

4. Do you have any relative who is an Osteopathic Physician? Please list their name, relationship to you, COM attended, and year of graduation. (250 words)

5. Please list your favorite hobbies and/or non-academic pursuits. (250 words)

6. Within the last three years, please provide the name of previous employers, your occupation(s), and the duration(s) of your employment. (250 words)

7. Within the last three years, have you been engaged in any volunteer experiences? Please include the type of experience, sponsor, duration, and position. (250 words)

8. Within the last five years, what awards or recognitions (academic or other) have you received? (250 words)

9. Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? (250 words)

10. Why should the Committee accept you into this years class? (250 words)

11. Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 words)

12. Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicines uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 words)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Within the last seven years, do you have any academic or legal records available under a different name? If yes, please provide any additional names under which your academic records may be listed. (250 words or less)

2. Are you a re-applicant who has previously interviewed? If yes, what was the result of that interview and what changes, if any, have you made which should affect a different outcome? (250 words or less)

3. What is the size of your home town or area “ 2,500 to 10,000, 10,000 to 50,000, 50,000 to 100,000, 100,000 to 500,000, 500,000 to 1,000,000+), or Other (please specify)? (250 words or less)

4. Do you have any relative who is an Osteopathic Physician? Please list their name, relationship to you, COM attended, and year of graduation. (250 words or less)

5. Please list your favorite hobbies and/or non-academic pursuits. (250 words or less)

6. Within the last three years, please provide the name of previous employers, your occupation(s), and the duration(s) of your employment. (250 words or less)

7. Within the last three years, have you been engaged in any volunteer experiences? Please include the type of experience, sponsor, duration, and position. (250 words or less)

8. Within the last five years, what awards or recognitions (academic or other) have you received? (250 words or less)

9. Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? (250 words or less)

10. Why should the Committee accept you into this years class? (250 words or less)

11. Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 words or less)

12. Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicines uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 words or less)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Within the last seven years, do you have any academic or legal records available under a different name? If yes, please provide any additional names under which your academic records may be listed. (250 words or less)

2. Are you a re-applicant who has previously interviewed? If yes, what was the result of that interview and what changes, if any, have you made which should affect a different outcome? (250 words or less)

3. What is the size of your home town or area “ 2,500 to 10,000, 10,000 to 50,000, 50,000 to 100,000, 100,000 to 500,000, 500,000 to 1,000,000+), or Other (please specify)? (250 words or less)

4. Do you have any relative who is an Osteopathic Physician? Please list their name, relationship to you, COM attended, and year of graduation. (250 words or less)

5. Please list your favorite hobbies and/or non-academic pursuits. (250 words or less)

6. Within the last three years, please provide the name of previous employers, your occupation(s), and the duration(s) of your employment. (250 words or less)

7. Within the last three years, have you been engaged in any volunteer experiences? Please include the type of experience, sponsor, duration, and position. (250 words or less)

8. Within the last five years, what awards or recognitions (academic or other) have you received? (250 words or less)

9. Why have you chosen to apply to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine? (250 words or less)

10. Why should the Committee accept you into this years class? (250 words or less)

11. Please describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your success at becoming an outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (500 words or less)

12. Please describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicines uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (500 words or less)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Explain why you have chosen to apply to Touro.

2. Why should the admission committee accept you into this years class?

3. Describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your becoming an outstanding osteopathic physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities. (One Page)

4. Describe your exposure to and understanding of Osteopathic Medicine. Content may include your initial introduction to the profession, its history, use in medical practice today, or any other aspects that may highlight Osteopathic Medicines uniqueness and synergy with your envisioned future practice of medicine. (One Page)

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