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2017-2018 Western U of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Pomona

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by chizledfrmstone, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. chizledfrmstone

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    Please post the essays or lack thereof (in addition to word or character counts) in this thread and tag one of the pre-DO mods (AlteredScale, bacchus, or chizledfrmstone) so we can update the OP.

    Good luck to everyone applying!
     
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    Has anyone gotten a secondary from here? I feel like most DO schools have already sent out theirs, but this one seems to be taking longer :(
     
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    Nothing yet!
     
  4. Positivevibes5

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    Is the essay topic the same as last year?
     
  7. Kimochero

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    Do they specifically screen for supplemental apps?
     
  8. Positivevibes5

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    I think there is some sort of screening process because it says "Applicants who meet our requirements are sent an electronic link to the secondary application" on their site.
     
  9. Kimochero

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    I feel like that's for most schools they send secondary to those that meet their requirements, but some schools like CUSOM, check requirements but they don't provide secondaries to all, but they are very selective.
     
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    No secondary yet.
     
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    Last year, the first secondary (on SDN) came on July 8th, so hopefully they start rolling in later this week!
     
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    Anyone know where the discussion thread for 2017-2018 WesternU Lebanon campus is?
     
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    Would you mind posting the secondary questions? Thank you :)
     
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    I believe that @Positivevibes5 was referring to not having a secondary yet.
     
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    Sorry! I'm new to this.
     
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  16. Positivevibes5

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    No need for sorry! I should've quoted the original person in my response to make it clear.
     
  17. ootscoot

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    Still no secondary. I skimmed last year's thread and the earliest date I found was 7/8/16.
     
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    +1 on that!
     
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    Wait, there is such thing as pre-DO?
     
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    Secondary anyone?
     
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    Still nothing :(
     
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    No secondary yet ):
     
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    glad i'm not the only one who still hasnt gotten a secondary!
     
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    No secondary yet
     
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    Still nothing :(
     
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    Same

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    +1
     
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    Does anyone know what the secondary essay questions are?
     
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    you should make one!
     
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  31. Secondary anyone?
     
  32. joeception

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    Not yet it is surprising how delayed they are, MD schools are even starting to interview.
     
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    Is there a separate forum for the Lebanon campus?
     
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    You tryna hit up smith rock?
     
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    Any info? Maybe even confirmation emails like most schools?
     
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    Still nothing. They really are taking their sweet time this cycle.
     
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    Just an email about preview day lol
     
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    I would assume it would be faster. I just think they are busy and haven't sent out secondaries at all yet, but once they do, I don't see them taking this long later on in the cycle.
     
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    Holy wow, Western! Where the secondaries at?
     
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    +1 FINALLY
     
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    Do you guys mind posting the secondary essay questions? Thanks in advance :)
     
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    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 your application that you would like to explain to the Admissions Committee? (500 words)
     
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    Thanks!!
     
  46. joeception

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    Secondary received! Wish I could submit and be complete today but my DO letter of rec has been lagging for months.
     
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    Do they prescreen?
     
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    Just received one right now!
     
  49. missmd123

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    Just received the secondary! For both campuses it looks like
     
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    for the research question, what do we upload? Can we upload a powerpoint slide that has my name and project information on it? I never got published for it, so should I ignore it?
     
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