Western University (COMP - Pomona)

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Western University of Health Sciences/ / College of Osteopathic Medicine / of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) / COMP-Pomona, CA / COMP Admissions / 309 E. Second Street / Pomona, CA 91766-1854

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
1977
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
3.63
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 ()
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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
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
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
$65
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional and MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics '22-'23

500 word limit for all:

1. What experience observing a DO solidified your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician? (This could be a formal shadowing experience (one-on-one with a physician), scribing, observing your own physician, friend, or family member who is a DO).

2. If you have not had the opportunity to shadow/observe a DO why is it important to you to become an osteopathic physician?

3. If you have not had an opportunity shadow/observe a physician, please explain the extenuating circumstances that prevented you from doing so.

4. Are you providing a letter of recommendation from a physician? (Yes/No)

5. What was your most memorable community service activity and how did your activity benefit the community?

6. How does the COMP Mission statement align with your values?

7. Why do you want to attend COMP?

8. What does diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you and why are they important?

9. Have you participated in research? (yes/no)

9.1 If yes, briefly describe your role and what skills you gained from participation in the research.

9.2 Please provide us with the link to the publication or abstract if possible.

9.3 Did you contribute to the published work as an author/coauthor? (yes/no)

10. Briefly discuss any extenuating circumstances which you feel are pertinent to your application (poor grades, course withdrawals, lapse in your education, etc.).

11. Are you a transfer applicant? (yes/no)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

While shadowing a physician, what did the experience do to solidify your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician? (500 words)

What was your most memorable community service activity and how did it impact you? (500 words)

What is your specific interest in the osteopathic medicine program at COMP? (500 words)

Describe why you see yourself as a great "fit" for our school. (500 words)

Briefly discuss any extenuating circumstances which you feel are pertinent to your application (poor grades, course withdrawals, lapse in your education, etc.). (500 words)

Essay Topics (2019-2020)

1. While shadowing a physician, what did the experience do to solidify your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician? (500 Words)

2. What was your most memorable community service activity and how did it impact you? (500 Words)

3. What is your specific interest in osteopathic medicine program at COMP Pomona Campus? (500 Words)

4. Describe why you see yourself as a great "fit" for our school. (500 Words)

5. Is there anything in you application that you would like to explain to the admissions committee?

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

Clinical experience: No essay just filling out Dr. names, number, email, hours,

Research: Have you participated in Research? Why was this research experience valuable to you?

While shadowing a physician, what did the experience do to solidify your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician? (500 Words)

What was your most memorable community service activity and how did it impact you? (500 Words)

What is your specific interest in the osteopathic medicine program at COMP Pomona Campus? (500 Words)

Describe why you see yourself as a great fit for our school. (500 Words)

Is there anything in you application that you would like to explain to the admissions committee?

Essay Topics ('17-'18)

500 words each

While shadowing a physician, what did the experience do to solidify your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician?

What was your most memorable community service activity and how did it impact you?

What is your specific interest in the osteopathic medicine program at COMP Pomona Campus?

Describe why you see yourself as a great "fit" for our school.

Is there anything in your application that you would like to explain to the Admissions Committee?

Essay Topics ('16-'17)

Please limit each of your answers in this section to 1650 characters or less.

1) While shadowing an osteopathic physician, what did the experience do to solidify your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician?

2) What was your most memorable community service activity and how did it impact you?

3) What is your specific interest in the osteopathic medicine program at COMP “ Pomona Campus?

4) Describe why you see yourself as a great fit for our school.

5)  Is there anything in your application that you would like to explain to the Admissions Committee?


Essay Topics ('15-16)

Please limit each of your answers in this section to 1650 characters or less.

1) While shadowing an osteopathic physician, what did the experience do to solidify your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician?

2) What was your most memorable community service activity and how did it impact you?

3) What is your specific interest in the osteopathic medicine program at COMP “ Pomona Campus?

4) Describe why you see yourself as a great fit for our school.

5) Is there anything in your application that you would like to explain to the Admissions Committee?

Essay Topics ('14-15)

1) How did your shadowing experience solidify your decision to become an osteopathic physician? (1650 char)

2) Describe your community service experiences and explain why they were important to you. (1650 char)

Characters: 1650 or below PER essay

Essay Topics ('13-14)

While shadowing a physician, what did the experience do to solidify your desire/ambition to become an osteopathic physician? (1650 Characters)

Describe your participation in community service activities and state why this experience was important to you. (1650 Characters)

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