University of North Texas (UNTHSC-TCOM)

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University of North Texas Health Science Center / Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine / Office of Admissions and Outreach / 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard / Fort Worth, TX 76107-2699

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
1970
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
< 1M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.63
Median MCAT
506
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
TMDSAS
Letters of Rec Required
DO letter Recommended
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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
$0
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 experiences and/or relationships have motivated you toward a career in osteopathic medicine? (2,000 characters)

2. If you attended more than two colleges/universities, explain why. Community colleges are not needed. (1,000 characters)

3. If applicable, please update the information contained on your TMDSAS application. Indicate any additional grades earned, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation date, additions to your extracurricular activities, name change, or anything else you feel the Admissions Committee should know.(1,000 characters)

4. Did you live in a single parent household?

If yes, number of years/months:

5. Do you consider yourself financially disadvantaged?

If yes, please explain.(1,000 characters)

6. Do you consider yourself educationally disadvantaged?

If yes, please explain. (1,000 characters)

7. One of the values of the University of North Texas Health Science Center is Integrity (uphold the highest ethical standards) which can be described as someone who:

- does what is right, not just what is easy, even if no one is looking

- conducts themselves with honesty, trustworthiness and dependability

- is transparent in actions

- owns, corrects and learns from successes and failures

8. Please select a specific instance where you have demonstrated Integrity and describe how this is indicative of your character (2,000 characters).

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. What experiences and/or relationships have motivated you toward a career in osteopathic medicine? (2,000 character limit including spaces)

2. If you attended more than two colleges/universities, explain why. Community colleges are not needed. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

3. If applicable, please update the information contained on your TMDSAS application. Indicate any additional grades earned, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation date, additions to your extracurricular activities, name change, or anything else you feel the Admissions Committee should know. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

4. Do you consider yourself financially disadvantaged? If yes, please explain. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

5. Do you consider yourself educationally disadvantaged? If yes, please explain. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. One of the values of the University of North Texas Health Science Center is Integrity (uphold the highest ethical standards) which can be described as someone who: does what is right, not just what is easy, even if no one is looking; conducts themselves with honesty, trustworthiness and dependability; is transparent in actions; owns, corrects and learns from successes and failures. Please select a specific instance where you have demonstrated Integrity and describe how this is indicative of your character (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. What experiences and/or relationships have motivated you toward a career in osteopathic medicine? (2,000 character limit including spaces)

2. If you attended more than two colleges/universities, explain why. Community colleges are not needed. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

3. If applicable, please update the information contained on your TMDSAS application. Indicate any additional grades earned, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation date, additions to your extracurricular activities, name change, or anything else you feel the Admissions Committee should know. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

4. Do you consider yourself financially disadvantaged? If yes, please explain. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

5. Do you consider yourself educationally disadvantaged? If yes, please explain. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

6. One of the values of the University of North Texas Health Science Center is Integrity (uphold the highest ethical standards) which can be described as someone who: does what is right, not just what is easy, even if no one is looking, conducts themselves with honesty, trustworthiness and dependability, is transparent in actions, owns, corrects and learns from successes and failures.

Please select a specific instance where you have demonstrated Integrity and describe how this is indicative of your character (2,000 character limit).

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. What experiences and/or relationships have motivated you toward a career in osteopathic medicine? (2,000 character limit including spaces)

2. If you attended more than two colleges/universities, explain why. Community colleges are not needed. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

3.f applicable, please update the information contained on your TMDSAS application. Indicate any additional grades earned, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation date, additions to your extracurricular activities, name change, or anything else you feel the Admissions Committee should know. (1,000 character limit including spaces)

4. Do you consider yourself financially disadvantaged?

5. Do you consider yourself educationally disadvantaged?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Please provide an example where you may have demonstrated one of the following: Leadership over a project that involved interaction with people outside your organization, Developed a plan to work through a specific situation where your ethics or moral code was challenged, Ability to improve by developing and executing a plan to succeed in an endeavor after previously being unsuccessful

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. What experiences and/or relationships have motivated you toward a career in osteopathic medicine? (1,000 character limit).

2. Please describe your most meaningful health-related experience. (1,000 character limit).

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. What experiences and/or relationships have motivated you toward a career in osteopathic medicine? (1000 ch max)

2. Please describe your most meaningful health-related experience. (1000 ch max)

3. If you attended more than two colleges/universities, explain why.

4. If applicable, please update the information contained on your TMDSAS app. Indicate any additional grades earned, alterations in your proposed coursework or graduation date, additions to your extracurricular activities, name change, or anything else you feel the Admissions Committee should know.

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. TCOM seeks applicants who also have exceptional skills outside of academic performance. Please provide an example where you may have demonstrated one of the following (2000 ch limit)

a. Leadership over a project that involved interaction with people outside your organization

b. Developed a plan to work through a specific situation where your ethics or moral code was challenged

c. Ability to improve by developing and executing a plan to succeed in an endeavor after previously being unsuccessful

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. What experiences and/or relationships have motivated you toward a career in osteopathic medicine? (1,000 character limit).

2. Please describe your most meaningful health-related experience. (1,000 character limit).

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. TCOM seeks applicants who also have exceptional skills outside of academic performance. Please provide an example where you may have demonstrated one of the following:

a. Leadership over a project that involved interaction with people outside your organization

b. Developed a plan to work through a specific situation where your ethics or moral code was challenged

c. Ability to improve by developing and executing a plan to succeed in an endeavor after previously being unsuccessful

Be sure to indicate which characteristic you would like to address at the beginning of your response (2,000 character limit).

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