Personal Statement


Essay Topic

In the space provided write a brief statement expressing your motivation or desire to become a DO. Keep your statement general as the same essay will be sent to all schools you will apply to. Even if you only plan to apply to one program, do NOT make your essays school specific as you may decide to apply to additional programs at a later date, and once you submit your application your essay can NOT be edited or changed.

Maximum Length: 4,500 Characters

Your essay should be limited to 4,500 characters. Characters include spaces, carriage returns, and other formatting. Anything entered in over the character limit will not be saved, and your essay will not be saved at this point. If you type your essay directly into AACOMAS, you can view the remaining character count beneath the text box.

Use Your Own Words

Plagiarizing any part of your personal statement is a violation of the Applicant Agreement.

Formatting Restrictions

Since the essay section is composed of a text box, formatting such as tabs, italics, or multiple spaces cannot be saved. In order to delineate paragraphs, you should type a double return between paragraphs.


Please be sure to look over your narrative several times for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other errors BEFORE you e-submit your application. Once you e-submit your application, you can NOT re-enter, update, or otherwise edit your essay and AACOMAS can NOT do so for you.