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Overview of Table Osteopathic of Contents Medicine

Table of Contents

About the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Welcome Letter from AACOM President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Welcome Letter from AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (Locations). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Undergraduate Timeline for the Pre-Medical Student Applying to Osteopathic Medical Colleges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Overview of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 What Does a DO Do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Why Consider a Career in Osteopathic Medicine?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Osteopathic Medicine in an International Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Learning about the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine and Shadowing a DO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Snapshot of the Osteopathic Medical Student. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Overview of Osteopathic Medical Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Four-Year Curriculum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Dual Degree Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Osteopath Medicine in Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How OGME Differs from MD/GME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Residency Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Board Examinations and Licensure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Medical Licensure Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 General Admission Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Grade Point Averages for Entering Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mean Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Scores for Entering Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Criminal Background Checks and Drug Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Financial Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Nontraditional Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Osteopathic Training for U.S.-Trained Health Professionals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Application Deadlines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 AACOMAS® Introduction/How to Apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Application Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Early Decision Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Application Process Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Applicant Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 AACOMAS® User Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 AACOMAS® FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Admissions Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Interview Suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Interview Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Suggested Sources for More Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Applications, First-Year Enrollment, Total Enrollment and Graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Individual College Descriptions (see list of colleges on page 31). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-97 Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Photo Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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About the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Mission
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine promotes excellence in osteopathic medical education, in research and in service, and fosters innovation and quality among osteopathic medical colleges to improve the health of the American public.

Dear Future Physician:
ongratulations on your decision to pursue a career in medicine! I am pleased to welcome you to the Osteopathic Medical College Information Book, designed to provide aspiring physicians with a wealth of information about osteopathic medicine, what the nation’s osteopathic medical colleges offer students, and how to apply to the college(s) of your choice. The last 20 years have seen tremendous growth in osteopathic medical education. During these years, nearly half of the nation’s 29 colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) opened their doors to students, and four of the colleges established branch campuses to serve students in diverse geographic areas. Today, the COMs educate more than 21,000 students; more than 20 percent of U.S. medical students are studying at osteopathic medical schools. Colleges of osteopathic medicine have a long history of dedication to training primary care physicians to work in America’s smaller communities, rural areas and underserved urban areas, allowing osteopathic physicians to have a greater impact on the U.S. population’s health and well-being than their numbers would suggest. I believe that the strong educational grounding in primary care that all osteopathic medical college students receive makes them better physicians, regardless of what specialty they might pursue or where they choose to practice. Over the past few years, osteopathic medicine’s traditional principles and practices (especially those focused on patient-centered, preventive care) have been heralded as central features of the kind of health care system that reform efforts aim to implement. In other words, osteopathic medical schools are educating the kind of physicians this country needs, and that fact is being increasingly recognized throughout the nation. It is also reflected in the increase of applications to the COMs over the past 10 application cycles. Last year, more than 15,000 aspiring physicians applied to osteopathic medical colleges. The education osteopathic medical (DO) students receive is rigorous and thorough. Incoming DO students are required to have strong undergraduate science backgrounds, have excellent Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores, and meet stringent admissions criteria. DO medical students participate in years of classroom, clinical, internship, and residency training. When they leave that training, they become board-certified physicians, able to choose among the full range of medical specialties and licensed to practice medicine in every state in the country and in more than 40 countries abroad. I hope you will take time to carefully review the College Information Book, and to contact us or individual colleges for any further information you require. I wish you the very best in your pursuit of a fulfilling career in medicine.

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Special Note to All
The College Information Book is published annually by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The information in this book is compiled from data submitted by each of the member colleges. Although AACOM has attempted to verify the accuracy of the data submitted by the member colleges, AACOM cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data and as such the information in this book is provided to you “AS IS” and AACOM assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind whatsoever based upon your use or reliance on the information provided in this book. Data on tuition and fees are reported by the colleges applicable as of January 1, 2013, and are subject to change. Enrollment numbers are reported by the colleges and also are subject to change. The AACOM Application Service (AACOMAS) and the individual colleges are subject to applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination.

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH President and CEO American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

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2012 Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents
The COSGP is proud to welcome you to the osteopathic medical community!
elcome to the osteopathic family! On behalf of the AACOM Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP), I would like to congratulate you on all of your outstanding accomplishments thus far and commend you on your decision to explore a career in osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic medicine was built upon the idea of finding health in even the most severe forms of illness. By applying the basic tenets of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic physicians (DOs) are able to provide holistic, multidimensional care for their patients. With the additional tool of osteopathic manipulative medicine, we are especially hands-on in our approach to patients, readily establish a solid physician–patient relationship and efficiently conduct a thorough history and physical. DOs are at the forefront of primary care, but can also lend their skills to any medical specialty and work in every environment. Currently, there are almost 70,000 fully licensed osteopathic physicians in practice in the U.S., with more than 4,700 graduating each year. And the profession is quickly expanding! New campuses and training positions are being created throughout the country in response to the needs of those in underserved communities. The profession will certainly play a prominent role in the evolving health care system. The COSGP is a national student group comprised of representatives from the 29 osteopathic medical schools at 37 locations nationwide. Osteopathic medicine has provided us with so many opportunities in our young careers, and we are honored to serve as liaisons between our campuses and several national organizations such as AACOM, the American Osteopathic Association and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. We hope that if you have any questions during this process of becoming a physician, you will reach out to our Council and the SGA Presidents at each campus, who would be more than happy to answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the very best in your future endeavors!

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Sally Mathew, OMS IV COSGP National Chair 2012-2013 New York College of Osteopathic Medicine COSGPChair@aacom.org

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Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine - Admissions Offices
The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) currently accredits 30 colleges of osteopathic medicine offering instruction at 40 locations in 28 states.
PNWU-COM WesternU/COMP UNECOM MSUCOM DMU-COM TUCOM-CA RVUCOM TUNCOM WesternU/COMP AZCOM ATSU-SOMA ACOM OSU-COM KCUMB-COM CCOM MU-COM ATSU-KCOM UP-KYCOM LMU-DCOM TouroCOM LECOM LECOM PCOM OU-HCOM WVSOM LUCOM VCOM-VC CUSOM VCOM-CC GA-PCOM UNTHSC/TCOM WCU-COM NYIT-COM RowanSOM

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LECOM Bradenton
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NSU-COM

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) 1118 Ross Clark Circle, Ste 210, Dothan, AL 36301 Toll Free: (855) 364-ACOM (2266) (334) 793-8817 www.acomedu.org A.T. Still University–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) 800 West Jefferson St., Kirksville, MO 63501 Toll Free: (866) 626-2878 x2237 (660) 626-2237 www.atsu.edu A.T. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) 5850 East Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206 Toll Free: (866) 626-2878 x2237 (660) 626-2237 www.atsu.edu Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM/MWU) 19555 North 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308 Toll Free: (888) 247-9277 (623) 572-3215 www.midwestern.edu

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) PO Box 4280, 191 Main St., Buies Creek, NC 27506 Toll Free: (855) 287-6613 (910) 893-1770 www.cusom.campbell.edu Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU) 555 31st St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 Toll Free: (800) 458-6253 (630) 515-7200 www.midwestern.edu Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM) 3200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 Toll Free: (800) 240-2767 x1499 (515) 271-1499 www.dmu.edu/com

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM) 1750 Independence Ave. Kansas City, MO 64106-1453 Toll Free: (800) 234-4847 (816) 283-2351 www.kcumb.edu Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Locations: Erie and Seton Hill 1858 West Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16509 (814) 866-6641 www.lecom.edu Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus (LECOM Bradenton) 5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34211-4909 (941) 756-0690 www.lecom.edu Liberty College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) 1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 592-6400 www.liberty.edu/lucom

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.westernu..edu West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) 400 North Lee St.edu Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine– Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC) 2265 Kraft Dr. Lewisburg.touro. NY 11568-8000 (516) 686-3747 http://nyit.vt.edu/osteopathic-medical-school/ Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) Locations: East Lansing. WV 24901 Toll Free: (800) 356-7836 or (888) 276-7836 www. SC 29303 (864) 398-5000 www. ME 04005 (207) 602-2329 www. Fort Lauderdale. Parker. Detroit.lmunet. 2014 5 . NY 10027 (212) 851-1199.edu/dcom Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) 3200 Cold Spring Rd..edu Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine– New York (TouroCOM-NY) Locations: New York City. Pomona.nova. NV 89014 (702) 777-1750 www. Suite 202.touro.com.pcom.une. Box 194.oucom. 2589 www. Yakima.wmcarey.msu. WA 98901 Toll Free: (866) 329-0521 (509) 452-5100 www. Worth. FL 33329-9905 Toll Free: (866) 817-4068 http://medicine..edu/ College-of-Osteopathic-Medicine Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine– Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC) 350 Howard St.unt.vcom..edu/com OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. CA 91766-1854 (909) 469-5335 Lebanon: (541) 451-6999 www. One Ohio University Athens. CO 80134 (303) 373-2008 www. TX 76107-2699 Toll Free: (800) 535-TCOM (8266) (817) 735-2204 www. Ft.edu Western University of Health Sciences/ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP) Locations: Pomona..edu William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCU-COM) 498 Tuscan Ave.pcom. TN 37752 Toll Free: (800) 325-0900 ext. GA 30024 Toll Free: (866) 282-4544 (678) 225-7500 www. KY 41501 (606) 218-5406 www. NW. Vallejo. Suwanee. Ste.pnwu.edu Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) 625 Old Peachtree Rd. Harrogate.edu Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) Locations: Athens. Chambers Rd.Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) 6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy.edu Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) 8401 S.edu New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM) Northern Boulevard Old Westbury.edu/med Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–California (TUCOM-CA) 1310 Club Dr.edu Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) 874 American Pacific Dr.hsc.edu Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) 1 Medical Center Dr. Henderson. OR 309 East Second St. OK 74107 (918) 582-1972 www.edu University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM) 147 Sycamore St. East Lansing.tu.. NJ 08084-1501 (856) 566-7050 www. OH 45701 Toll Free: (800) 345-1560 (740) 593-4313 www.rowan.healthsciences.edu/nycom Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) 3301 College Ave.vcom. MS 39401 (601) 318-6235 www. Blvd.rvu. Blacksburg. Philadelphia.tun. Indianapolis.. Hattiesburg. Dublin 102 Grosvenor Hall.. CA and Lebanon.edu/com/admissions University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM) 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd..marian..upike. Spartanburg. Suite 519 New York City. Pikeville.vt.edu University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) 11 Hills Beach Rd.edu Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 4170 City Ave. Tulsa.. PA 19131 Toll Free: (800) 999-6998 (215) 871-6700 www. MI 48824 (517) 353-7740 www.. CA 94592 CA Toll Free: (888) 880-7336 Outside CA: (888) 887-7336 www..ohiou. ext. 7090 (423) 869-7090 www.. IN 46222 (317) 955-6000 www. Clinton A136 East Fee Hall.edu Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) 1111 West 17th St.. Biddeford. Middletown 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr.. 210 Stratford..edu/college Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM) 111 University Pkwy.wvsom. VA 24060 (540) 231-6138 www.okstate.

recruitment events. ER. Select major and minor courses of study. Consider what you will do this summer (accepted or not accepted). www. Learn more about Osteopathic Medicine (shadowing. admissions criteria.osteopathic. Order or review online AACOM’s Osteopathic Medical College Information Book. adjust this timeline accordingly. hospital). Make list of all medical schools to which you plan to apply. Order or review online AACOM’s Osteopathic Medical College Information Book. (Begin the summer prior to Senior year. Request official transcripts of all college work attempted. and more. research and community service activities. which includes descriptions of all of the osteopathic medical colleges. Consider participating in research (with a faculty member or outside campus). etc. admissions criteria. Order or review online AACOM’s Osteo-pathic Medical College Information Book. Develop study skills. admissions criteria. Maintain competitive GPA. Accept offer.org SOPHOMORE YEAR Meet with pre-med advisor. admissions criteria.studentdo.com/pre-soma JUNIOR YEAR Meet with pre-med advisor. (Begin the summer prior to Senior year. hospital). which includes descriptions of all of the osteopathic medical colleges. and more. Maintain competitive GPA. Talk to upperclass pre-med students. www.) Complete FAFSA financial aid application. which includes descriptions of all of the osteopathic medical colleges. minimum entrance requirements. minimum entrance requirements. ER. Visit schools in which you are interested and attend Open House. Research medical school entrance requirements. Think about a major and minor course of academic study. hospital). Order or review online AACOM’s Osteo-pathic Medical College Information Book. Complete AACOMAS application.) Volunteer/work in a medical field or setting (clinic. which includes descriptions of all of the osteopathic medical colleges. Read books on and learn about Osteopathic Medicine. assignments. and more. Please consult with your pre-health advisor to establish your own personalized schedule. Request letters of recommendation/evaluation. Continue extracurricular activities and leadership roles on and off campus. FRESHMAN YEAR Meet with your campus pre-med advisor to learn the requirements. (Fine-tune schedule. Complete secondary applications and submit letters in timely manner. Look for leadership opportunities. minimum entrance requirements. Take the MCAT. Get to know an Osteopathic Physician (DO). Write thank-you notes to references and medical school admission officers. Volunteer/work in a medical field or setting (clinic. Sign up for committee process or letter of evaluation service with your advisor. ER.) Maintain a competitive GPA. Volunteer/work in a medical field or setting (clinic. ER. Join or start a Pre-SOMA chapter. Continue to be involved in pre-health organizations. classmates. If you wish to have a gap-year.) Maintain competitive GPA. Study and register for MCAT. hospital). (Form study groups or use resources on campus. Interview at medical schools. Internet research).) Confirm that schools have received your application. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 6 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Begin extracurricular activities. Thank your pre-med advisor for his/her assistance.Undergraduate Timeline for the Pre-Medical Student Applying to Osteopathic Medical Colleges Please note. Review medical school admission requirements. the following is based on the premise you will start medical school in the fall following your college graduation. minimum entrance requirements. Volunteer/work in a medical field or setting (clinic. and more. (Make a plan to ensure you do not miss classes. advisor. SENIOR YEAR Meet with pre-med advisor.

org/index. collaborative clinical research studies. One key concept osteopathic medical students learn is that structure influences function. By using osteopathic manipulative medicine techniques. For example. and they are given the opportunity to practice these skills in the classroom and a variety of other settings. www. and support the body’s natural structure to help it function more efficiently.pdf What Does a DO Do? • • • Throughout the country. the District of Columbia.osteopathic. Puerto Rico. 57 percent of all DOs choose to practice in the primary care disciplines of family practice. work in partnership with their patients. Because of their whole-person approach to medicine. OMM is a hands-on therapy that is used to diagnose and treat illness and injury. Thus. and in all specialties. and from sports medicine to trauma surgery. 1 Source: American Osteopathic Association. DOs are taught that the whole person is greater than the sum of his or her parts. the Osteopathic Research Center in Fort Worth. 2 DOs boast a strong history of serving rural and underserved areas. and lumbar spine. For example. and other territories of the United States. often providing their distinctive brand of compassionate. function in that area and in other areas may be affected. general internal medicine and pediatrics. Many of osteopathic medicine’s manipulative techniques are aimed at reducing or eliminating impediments to proper structure and function so that this self-healing mechanism can assume its role in restoring a patient’s health.Overview of Osteopathic Medicine steopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medicine practiced in the United States. In addition to their strong history of providing high-quality patient care. and they work to erase barriers to good health.1 They practice in all types of environments. if there is a problem in one part of the body’s structure.132 active DOs in the United States. osteopathic medical students complete approximately 200 hours of training in osteopathic manipulative medicine. DOs are trained to look at the whole person. as well as 200 hours of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) training. Doctors of osteopathic medicine emphasize helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. tools and technology available in modern medicine. DOs receive the same medical training as other physicians. Initial studies have focused on demonstrating the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative medicine as it applies to many facets of patient care. Founded in 2001. hip. which means they see each person as more than just a collection of body parts that may become injured or diseased. and that patients should be treated as partners in the health care process. from pediatrics to geriatrics. DOs practice the full scope of medicine in all specialties of the medical field.osteopathic. Another integral tenet of osteopathic medicine is that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. 2012 Osteopathic Medical Profession Report. DOs conduct clinical and basic science research to help advance the frontiers of medicine and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the osteopathic approach to patient care. from family medicine to obstetrics to surgery to cardiology. 2 There are 69. The remaining 43 percent go on to specialize in one of any number of practice areas. www. The center serves as a catalyst for developing and conducting multi-center. Osteopathic physicians use all of the knowledge. skills. the use of OMM in treating OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. conducts and promotes research on the pathophysiological mechanism and clinical outcomes of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). as well as in more than 40 countries abroad. restore motion. For more information about the history of osteopathic medicine. From their first day of medical school. In addition to studying all of the typical subjects you would expect student physicians to master. They consider the impact that lifestyle and community have on the health of each individual. restriction of motion in the lower ankle can restrict motion in the knee. They are trained to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds. DOs Around the World. 2014 7 . see the reference and resource list starting on page 28 of this book. This Overview of Osteopathic Medicine O system of hands-on diagnosis and treatment helps alleviate pain. DOs can help restore motion to these areas and eliminate pain. cfm?PageID=ost_intl 2 Source: American Osteopathic Association. including the military. also known as DOs. causing symptoms throughout.org/inside-aoa/about/ aoa-annual-statistics/Documents/2012-OMPreport. Texas. DOs are licensed to practice the full scope of medicine in all 50 states. OMM has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of injuries and illnesses. with the added benefits of a holistic philosophy and a system of hands-on diagnosis and treatment known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. patient-centered care to some of the most economically disadvantaged members of our society. Osteopathic physicians.

and U. and practice rights are typically limited to manipulation.org) and the American Osteopathic Association (www. citizens nor hold permanent resident status in the United States. as are the Pre-SOMA chapters on undergraduate campuses. In many countries. Osteopathic medical schools have admitted students who have been administrators. Specific information about Canadian osteopathic medical practice is available from the Canadian Osteopathic Association (www.S. This provides the applicant with exposure to the osteopathic profession and enhances awareness of osteopathic medical philosophy. The colleges have student ambassador programs. all of whom are eager to talk about their schools with prospective medical students. DO training is concentrated on OMM. call or send the doctor a letter. • DOs are trained to focus on the whole person. Many of these students have families. Many of the colleges require applicants to get to know a DO and request a letter of recommendation as part of the application process.osteopathic. Outside the U. so please be respectful if you cannot speak directly to the DO. has a broad background. newspaper reporters. the conditions and regulations on practice outside the United States may change significantly. Learning About the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine and Shadowing a DO olleges of osteopathic medicine encourage applicants to learn more about the profession by identifying an osteopathic physician to shadow.) If you explain your interest and share your enthusiasm for the profession. Admission and alumni officials at school have many contacts in the osteopathic profession. managers or executives in business. C The best ways for finding osteopathic physicians include: • Osteopathic college admission and alumni offices. However. Osteopathic medical schools admit many nontraditional students. and some are single parents. attorneys. Why Consider a Career in Osteopathic Medicine? o you want to be the type of physician who sees the patient as more than a symptom or disease? Do you want to be the kind of physician who gets involved in his or her community and who spends time getting to know his or her patients as people? Are you the kind of person who is compassionate. A person who is well-rounded.org). Completing this crucial step also demonstrates the applicant’s commitment to the osteopathic profession. Applicants should meet and spend time shadowing the physician. osteopathic medical schools are looking for a variety of personal qualities in the applicants they admit to their schools and. Contact them. The T 8 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . The table on page 17 lists schools that will consider applicants who are not U.studentdo. Admission to osteopathic medical school is competitive and selective.patients with pneumonia has been found to decrease the length of hospital stays and complications associated with pneumonia. Prospective osteopathic physicians who are interested in participating in overseas medical mission and volunteer work will not encounter difficulties – participation in such programs is generally arranged by the sponsoring organization. • Contacting state osteopathic associations. Prospective applicants to osteopathic medical colleges should consider that in the typically seven-plus years between entering medical school and going into practice. professional musicians. physicians—both DOs and MDs—have practice rights extended to them while participating in these programs. For further information.S. working with patients to achieve high levels of wellness and disease prevention. and let them know that you are looking to shadow and learn more about becoming an osteopathic physician. Students should contact an osteopathic physician before applying for admission.S. who enjoys meeting and getting to know a diverse range of people from many different backgrounds and socioeconomic groups? Are you the kind of person who has solid communication skills and a healing touch? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions. demonstrates the qualities listed above. org). are DOs trained as physicians..osteopathic. ultimately. student government leaders and members of the Student Osteopathic Medicine Association. alumni.S. citizens. osteopathic medicine may be a good career option for you.S. and in many cases will link you to the website of your state’s osteopathic association. The AOA maintains an online national directory of practicing DOs. They will be able to show you what they do so that you can decide if you want to study osteopathic medicine.com/ pre-soma). Osteopathic Medicine in an International Context he practice of osteopathic medicine outside of the United States varies. A locality search will give you contact information. • Your college’s pre-health advisor. contact the admissions office at the schools in which you are interested.S. to the osteopathic profession. • The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) membership office. which may be open to participation by their students.ca). faculty and alumni. and who has demonstrated academic excellence has the best chance for admission to osteopathic medical school. and the list goes on. osteopathic physicians have full practice rights. Current osteopathic medical students are another good source of information about osteopathic medical education.oialliance. osteopathic medical colleges vary with regard to applicants who are neither U. as DOs have in the United States. only in the U. D most up-to-date information on this is available from the Osteopathic International Alliance (www. Many of these students come to osteopathic medicine as a second career from a diverse set of backgrounds. DOCARE International is a medical outreach organization that provides care in underserved areas throughout the world (www. most doctors are very busy. (Remember. Once you have found a doctor near you. Admissions policies at U. many DOs’ offices will be delighted to host you for a day or two. Generally. Many osteopathic colleges sponsor such programs. beginning as early as possible while in undergraduate education. • Your college’s Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (www. Many of the state associations compile lists of their members who have indicated an interest in having prospective osteopathic medical students shadow them.docareintl. Working with a physician will prepare the applicant for the application interview. allied health care providers.

They have a passion for the field and for sharing their knowledge. I am proud of my medical school’s mission of creating great clinicians. As a DO. which is manifested not only in my fellow students. I love my osteopathic medical school because the faculty and staff create a professional and familial atmosphere in which learning is facilitated with a sense of care.” Mercy Bernard Undergraduate Studies: BS in Biology. acute infections and performing OMM.E. make them realize their health is in their hands.E. I knew that osteopathic medicine would allow me to accomplish this without relying on medical equipment that would not be financially feasible. I hope to carry that flag and play a role in expanding our profession domestically and internationally. Played professional football in NFL for Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons (2005-2008) “I chose the osteopathic approach to medicine so that I could become a ‘complete physician. where I witnessed why osteopathic medicine is so special: we are truly one big family! I was able to meet and talk with the leaders of our profession and learn about their experiences and how they carried the osteopathic flag.” Skyler Nielsen Undergraduate Studies: BS in Business Finance. Graduate Studies: MS in Biomedical Sciences. we provide free healthcare to the poor and underserved. Noriscat Undergraduate Studies: BA in English. Students were treating wounds. I felt this satisfaction while serving a mission in the Dominican Republic for two years and by working as a clinic coordinator for Health Outreach through Medical Education (H.’ In addition to having a solid foundation in medicine. and help each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. He set an example for how I want to practice medicine. That philosophy appealed greatly to me and affirmed my decision to apply to an osteopathic medical school.) at my medical school. The 2012 Haiti earthquake helped draw me even closer to my medical school. IV Simon Fraser Amy Seese Mercy Bernard Lucie E. Hampton University.M. I’ll one day utilize this strong sense of community when I return to practice in underserved rural areas in Oklahoma. I would like to make a difference by providing compassionate care and staying true to the osteopathic oath. University of Cincinnati “My grandfather was a DO who practiced family medicine in a small town. Graduate Studies: MS in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. I plan to be an advocate for the profession by promoting awareness through projects to benefit the local community and promote healthy living practices within the surrounding communities. I quickly learned that to reduce the financial burden to my future patients everywhere. I will also be able to utilize manipulative diagnosis and treatment tools. the faculty truly care about students’ future and go the extra mile to help them succeed. and it was nice to see fellow students spending their spring break on a medial mission trip to Haiti. I love my college of osteopathic medicine because since my initial interview. I truly love being a facilitator in the body’s own natural healing process. Last summer. and growing up I witnessed the close relationships he had with his patients.O. Quarles. Arizona State University “My joy stems from the service of my fellow man. minor in Creative Writing and Pre-Med. Growing up in rural Oklahoma. Ohio State University. College of the Holy Cross. Southwestern Oklahoma State University “Like many students pursuing a career in medicine. My family is from Haiti. Noriscat Skyler Nielsen Luther D. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-GA Campus “I want to empower people to take responsibility for their own lives. Osteopathic medicine provides a philosophy that focuses on preventive health care while recognizing the importance of the musculoskeletal system through OMT.” Amy Seese Undergraduate Studies: BA in Anthropology.. I needed to learn how to use my hands as diagnostic and therapeutic tools and not be dependent on technology. I loved my college of osteopathic medicine from the start. The small campus and familybased atmosphere allows students and faculty to work together and learn from one another while we strive for something greater than the individual. I am also proud to be a part of an institution that is pioneering osteopathic medicine in my state. always being mindful of the great responsibility I have to preserve the health of my patients. DO school appealed to me because osteopathic principles lend a preventive approach to medicine. Drexel University “While living in Tanzania and rural areas of South Africa.” Lucie E. This inherent desire led me to osteopathic medicine because of the philosophy of treating the whole person rather than strictly resorting to traditional means.O. I have felt that the faculty and staff are also extended family. Yale University.” 9 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. I am proud to be a future DO and excited to serve my patients with the foundation of Osteopathic Medicine under my feet. I observed the poverty and the need for medical treatment.” Simon Fraser BA in Criminology. IV Undergraduate Studies: BS in Molecular Biology. but also in the alumni that I interact with every day. Graduate Studies: MPH. which involves small-group learning through cases. I would describe my motivation to become a physician as a calling to serve others. I participated in the AOA House of Delegates. My osteopathic medical school embodies a principle of service. Through H. which blends well with a public health background. Quarles.M. instead of a lecture-based format. The atmosphere on interview day was incredibly inviting.In Their Own Words: A Snapshot of the Osteopathic Medical Student In Their Own Words: Overview Snapshot of Osteopathic of the Osteopathic Medicine Medical Student Luther D. With my master’s in public health. 2014 . I came to recognize that family and community are one in the same. I was particularly drawn to the patient-centered curriculum.

pediatrics. While specific learning methods and curricular offerings vary from college to college.vs. In addition. Accreditation steopathic medical schools are accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). a provisionally accredited college will conduct various activities that will allow it to attain fully accredited status. surgery. students learn a core set of clinical examination skills and gain an understanding of the various systems of the body. Many of the colleges offer students the opportunity to earn another doctorate or masters along with the DO degree. While in-hospital experiences are an important aspect of that training. preventive. recognized to accredit osteopathic medical education by the U. Many osteopathic medical schools also are accredited by a regional educational accrediting organization. and through subsequent clinical experiences. The osteopathic medical school curriculum is clearly distinguished from MD medical education by its inclusion of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).org/inside-aoa/accreditation/pages/ default. T 10 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Please check the college to which you are applying for specifics. disease-focused care. and integrated with.and second-year theoretical and skills courses. and other learning experiences are designed to prepare students for the last two years of medical school. Lectures. A college holding provisional accreditation status may admit students and offer medical instruction. OMM education usually occurs through yearlong first. Should the college not gain full accreditation. The first two years focus on the biomedical and clinical sciences.aspx. most osteopathic medical students have training experiences in community hospitals. and all DO students experience significant time in out-of-hospital ambulatory (frequently primary care) settings. For more information on osteopathic medicine. COCA has policies and procedures in place to protect the educational and financial investments of students. laboratories. osteopathic. In addition. community-based education is a mainstay of clinical education. a community-based primary care rotation in a rural or underserved area is a required aspect of (usually) fourth-year training. Early clinical exposure is an important part of many schools’ curricula. In many schools. a hands-on therapy that is used to diagnose and treat illness and injury. Department of Education. see the overview beginning on page 7. See www. New colleges of osteopathic medicine hold provisional accreditation status during their first four years of student enrollment. For information on each school’s curriculum. Osteopathic medical schools maintain those core values which the profession’s early proponents stressed as central distinguishing aspects of osteopathic philosophy and O practice: holistic. followed by core clinical training in the clinical specialties. patient-centered. preventive medicine and public health. medical training on current and emerging theory and methods of medical diagnosis and treatment. and include time for electives as well. most schools provide a rural or underservedfocused primary care experience. family practice.S.S. below is a general guide to the material covered in the osteopathic medical school curriculum. obstetrics/gynecology. within a primary care context. During the year preceding the graduation of its first class. and health. Osteopathic medical school accreditation standards require training in internal medicine. which are the clinical clerkship years. Another traditionally distinguishing characteristic of osteopathic medical education is that in most DO schools.Overview of Osteopathic Medical Education/ Accreditation/The Four-Year Curriculum An Introduction to Osteopathic Medical Education steopathic medical school curricula closely mirror those at all U. O Year 1 Anatomy Physiology Clinical Skills Radiology Osteopathic Principles and Practices Microbiology and Immunology Neuroscience Histology Biochemistry Pathology Doctor/Patient Communication Year 2 Gerontology Cardiology Gastrointestinal System Hematopoietic System Osteopathic Principles and Practices Pharmacology Endocrinology Psychiatry Respiratory Ethics and Jurisprudence Family Medicine Genitourinary System Reproductive System Pediatrics/Growth and Development Core Clinical Clerkships (Years 3 and 4) Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Internal Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Osteopathic Principles and Practices Pediatrics Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Surgery Other Clinical Clerkships (Years 3 and 4) Anesthesiology Cardiology Gastroenterology Laboratory Medicine Nephrology Neurology Oncology and Hematology Orthopedics Otorhinolaryngology Pulmonary Medicine Radiology The Four-Year Curriculum he first two years of osteopathic medical school emphasize the basic science foundation to medicine. radiology. see the college pages beginning on page 32. OMM education is in addition to. psychiatry. medical schools.

DMD . MS . MPH . MA . MMEL .Doctorate OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Students in these dual programs can receive both the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and an additional degree as indicated below: College A. DHEd . PhD .Master of Science. 2014 11 .Doctor of Health Education.Master of Arts.Doctor of Dental Medicine. JD . MHA .Bachelor of Arts.Master of Science in Health Sciences.Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.Master of Science in Medical Sciences.Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences.Master of Health Administration. MSBS .T. Still University Kirksville COM A.Juris Doctor.Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership.Dual Degree Programs Many osteopathic medical schools offer dual degree programs. BS .T. Still University SOM–Arizona Arizona COM of Midwestern Univ Chicago COM of Midwestern Univ Des Moines University COM Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences COM Lake Erie COM–Erie/Seton Hill Lake Erie COM–Bradenton Lincoln Memorial Univ–DeBusk COM Michigan State University COM–East Lansing/Detroit/Clinton New York Institute of Technology COM Nova Southeastern University COM Ohio University Heritage COM Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences COM Pacific NW University of Health Sciences COM Philadelphia COM Georgia Campus-Philadelphia COM Rowan University SOM Touro University COM–CA University of New England COM University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas COM Edward Via COM – VCOM Carolinas Campus Edward Via COM – VCOM Virginia Campus Western University of Health Sciences–COMP–Pomona/Lebanon BA/DO BS/ DO DO/ MA DO/ MBA DO/ MHA DO/ MMEL DO/ MPH DO/ MS DO/ MSBS DO/ MSHS DO/ MSMS DO/ DHEd DO/ DMD DO/ JD DO/ PhD • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Degree Definitions: BA.Master of Public Health.Master of Business Administration. MSHS . MBA .Bachelor of Science. MSMS . DO .

pdf Accessed 12/6/2012 12 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . the majority of osteopathic medical school graduates choose careers in primary care. The osteopathic medical profession has a proud heritage of producing primary care practitioners. Osteopathic medicine also has a special focus on providing care in rural and urban underserved areas. population’s health and well-being than their numbers would suggest.363 22.000 10.949 7. DOs work in partnership with patients to help them achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health education.373 Family and General Internal General Practice Medicine Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2.000 5. allowing DOs to have a greater impact on the U.618 3.osteopathic.000 20.S. Osteopathic Medical Profession Report http://www. prescribe drugs. Today. perform surgeries.Osteopathic Medicine in Brief Os can choose any specialty.000 15.727 Obstetrics Other Specialties including Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Source: AOA. D DO Patient Care Specialties 2012 25. and practice medicine anywhere in the United States. Osteopathic physicians bring the additional benefits of osteopathic manipulative techniques to diagnose and treat illness and injury. injury prevention and disease prevention.000 0 22.org/inside-aoa/about/aoa-annual-statistics/Documents/2012-OMP-report.

preventive medicine. 3. joint family medicine/emergency medicine.Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Osteopathic Physician (DO) Medical Education Timeline 4 years Undergraduate study (Bachelors degree) Overview of Osteopathic Medicine 4 years Osteopathic Medical Degree 3–7 years Internship/ Residency 1–3 years Specialty Fellowship Board Certification/Licensure 11–18 Years Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) he education students receive in an osteopathic medical school is undergraduate medical education. In applying for a residency. Programs also rank the applicants they would like to have working in their programs. surgery. rehabilitation centers and other community-based health care providers. OGME-1. and the desire of the residency to have that student in their program. students submit their choices. also called an osteopathic internship. proctology and others are available only in the osteopathic profession. also called an OPTI. Both osteopathic and allopathic programs work through hospitals because of Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) rules regarding government support and payment for graduate medical training. Following interviews that provide students and programs with information about each other. Traditional: The traditional rotating osteopathic internship. physicians may begin practice or move on for additional specialty training (required years of graduate training vary by state). Additionally. surgery centers. surgery. internal medicine. However. a medical school and other medical training facilities including outpatient A OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. 2014 13 . pediatrics. Resident: A graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine can match directly into a residency program and start specialty training. obstetrics and gynecology. 4. osteopathic medical school graduates can pursue one of the following five options: T 1. Osteopathic medical school graduates may participate in a traditional rotating internship. which stands apart from any other specialty training. OPTIs are partnerships among a teaching hospital. The osteopathic profession has residency programs in most of the medical and surgical specialties. osteopathic programs typically provide more out-of-hospital training opportunities. 5.” the first year of which may be called an “internship. MD/ACGME approved residency. pediatrics.” OGME typically focuses on one field of practice. Examples include family medicine. providing broad training in family medicine. physician offices. Military GME. After graduating from an osteopathic medical school. ranked from their first choice through all the programs they would feel comfortable attending. At the completion of the internship. Applicants and programs “match” based on the desire of the student to go to a specific residency. graduate training programs in manual medicine. and other fields of medicine as determined by the program or the trainee’s interests. 2. Successful completion of a residency program is required for specialty board certification. Residency Match raduating osteopathic medical students apply to the hospitals and programs that offer their preferred internship/ residency program. students seeking licensure must continue training in a graduate training program called a “residency. unlike many allopathic programs. Applications for the osteopathic match are administered through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Preliminary: The doctor of osteopathic medicine chooses to go into a specialty and will be in a first-year program separate but linked to the specialty training they will pursue. and the subsequent training provided in an internship or residency program is graduate medical education. The first postgraduate year will be considered the internship. county health departments. dermatology. OGME-1. The OPTI is a way of linking health care providers across the community with the intention of training physicians to be patient-centered. emergency medicine. radiology and many others. OGME-1. G How OGME Differs from MD/GME ll osteopathic graduate medical education programs are part of an Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution.

Licensure is determined by each state through the appropriate licensing board. Levels 1. and by many health insurance companies in order for the physician to obtain reimbursement from third-party payers. O 14 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . visit DOs Around the World on the AOA website at www. please visit www. please visit www. The USMLE examination consists of Step 1.fsmb. the District of Columbia.Board Examinations and Licensure steopathic physicians are eligible for licensure in all 50 states. To learn more about the USMLE exam.org/osteopathic-health/ about-dos/do-certification/.org. Board certification is required by many hospitals for hospital staff membership. 2 Cognitive Evaluation and Performance Evaluation (CE and PE) and 3. United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) steopathic medical students and residents also are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE). T COMLEX-USA Level 1 and 2 (CE and PE) are required for graduation from an osteopathic medical college. are administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).osteopathic. the osteopathic physician takes certification examinations from the specialty board that oversees her/his particular specialty. The Comprehensive Osteopathic Licensure Examination (COMLEX-USA). All 50 states in the United States accept COMLEX-USA as a licensure exam for the practice of medicine by osteopathic physicians. In order to be licensed as an osteopathic physician. and many foreign countries.org/usmle_eliinitial. The NBOME is independent from the colleges of osteopathic medicine and has as its role the protection of the public. Overview of Osteopathic Medicine O Medical Licensure Exams Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Exam (COMLEX-USA) he COMLEX-USA. It tests the medical knowledge and clinical skills that are considered essential for an osteopathic physician to practice medicine without supervision. Step 2 CK and CS (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills).osteopathic. The COMLEX-USA includes standardized test questions. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) also requires its members to complete a certain number of CME credits to maintain board certification. • Successfully complete one to three years of graduate medical education (varies by individual state requirement). COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE is an examination developed to test physical examination skills and is also taken prior to graduation. To learn more about the COMLEX-USA exam. please visit www. which is taken by students in allopathic (MD-granting) medical schools.nbome.html.S. and a pass/fail observed examination performed by the student. Osteopathic physicians stay abreast of the latest medical developments related to their specialty training through continuing medical education programs. The goal of the exam is to assess competency in the areas of study related to practicing medicine. Level I of the exam is taken by the end of the second year of medical school prior to the two years of clerkship training. one must: • Graduate from an accredited U.org.org/osteopathic-health/ about-dos/dos-around-the-world/. other territories and areas of the United States. or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Exam. The scope of licensure is determined by each country. and Step 3. is a standardized test of medical knowledge. • Successfully complete a licensure exam. Level 2-CE is taken at the end of the clinical clerkship years prior to graduating from osteopathic medical school. Each of the osteopathic colleges has its own requirements for progression through the stages of the COMLEX-USA before graduation. For more information.usmle. CME requirements are determined by each state’s licensure board. To learn more about CME through the AOA. please visit www. Level 3 is taken prior to the end of the first year of graduate medical education. Following residency training. For state-specific licensure information. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) is the organization that administers the COMLEX-USA exam. Many foreign countries recognize the American DO degree and grant full licensure to American-trained DOs who wish to practice internationally.org. Information on various osteopathic specialties and subspecialties is available at www. college of osteopathic medicine. Sequence accepted by a state’s licensing board (COMLEX-USA or USMLE).osteopathic.

07 biological sciences.49 Average (Mean) Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Scores for Entering Students Mean MCAT Biological Science Physical Science Verbal Reasoning 2010 2011 2012 9. the average (mean) MCAT scores were 8.General Admission Requirements Overview of Osteopathic Medicine Y ou’ve made the decision to apply to osteopathic medical school. 2014 15 . The average (mean) overall grade point average was 3.4% 2.9% 0.41 and the average science grade point average was 3.66 9.5% 21.2% 5.4% 7.0% 9.9% 22.36 3. Source: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.8% 14.26.58 3.9% 22.3% 1.401 Note: Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding. There are a few exceptions for students in special programs that have prior arrangements with osteopathic medical schools.7% 10.9% 13.0% 5.1% 4.6% 8. Osteopathic medical schools are looking for students who: Are well-rounded Have good communication and interpersonal skills Have a record of community service Have a record of leadership • • • • Have some clinical experience Have participated in a variety of extracurricular activities • Come from diverse backgrounds • Are motivated to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine • Have knowledge of osteopathic medicine • Have shadowed an osteopathic physician Osteopathic medical schools also have a long tradition of accepting nontraditional students who may be looking at osteopathic medicine as a new career later in life. 8.3% 0. Contact the colleges in which you are interested for more information.2% 1.6% 9.69 9.47 GPA 2011 3.29 8. Just what are the admissions committees and interviewers looking for in a prospective student? Admission to osteopathic medical school is competitive.28 verbal. • • Grade Point Averages for Entering Students Group 2010 Science NonScience Mean GPA 3.37 physical sciences and 9.4% 24. Of those applying for 2012 admission. Generally.33 8.36 3.7% 4.6% 11. Nearly all students who apply to osteopathic medical school have a bachelor’s degree.37 3.59 3. osteopathic medical schools are looking for an academic record that indicates the aptitude and knowledge base needed to successfully complete the medical school curriculum.52 8.7% 4.2% 2.4% 15.7% 0.8% 0. MCAT scores and grade point averages are slightly higher for matriculating students than those reported for the overall applicant pool (see tables).0% 8.57 3.3% 0. Just as important are personal qualities.1% 1. In terms of academics.48 8.3% 4.936 0.141 0.63 Writing Sample J (Lowest) K L M N O P Q R S T (Highest) Unknown Number of Scores Reported 0.51 8. Many public osteopathic medical schools are mandated by state regulation to admit a certain percentage of in-state residents to each entering class.1% 23.74 8.1% 8.1% 11.4% 5. Many applicants have earned a master’s degree or doctorate before applying to osteopathic medical school.9% 22.48 2012 3.5% 3.

the movement toward criminal background checks across the health professions is based on strengthening the public’s trust in the medical profession. aid in the applicants’ and enrolled medical students’ ability to eventually become licensed as physicians. Currently. the applicant will be asked to disclose information regarding prior criminal offenses. While a criminal background check is not part of the AACOMAS application for the 2013 cycle.T. and minimize the liability of medical schools and their affiliated clinical facilities. 16 • • • • • • *subject to change by college AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . affiliated hospitals and clinical institutions of many medical schools have policies requiring criminal background checks for medical students completing clinical rotations at their facilities. It is your responsibility to become aware and informed of what will be required of you during the application process. When an individual applies through the AACOMAS application process.T. Failure to accurately and truthfully disclose such offenses on the AACOMAS application may result in an offer of admission being rescinded or. In large part. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) A. In addition. if the omission is discovered after enrollment in medical school.College All colleges will require criminal background checks prior to matriculation and rotation . or at some other specified time. criminal background checks enhance the safety and well-being of patients. the Department of Veterans Affairs mandates that all medical students involved in patient care at its hospitals undergo criminal background checks. Additionally.and all students should expect a drug test sometime during their medical education. in dismissal. Still University SOM–Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) Arizona COM of Midwestern University (AZCOM/MWU) Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) Chicago COM of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU) Des Moines University COM (DMU-COM) Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences COM (KCUMB-COM) Lake Erie COM–Erie/Seton Hill (LECOM) Criminal Background Check • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Drug Testing • • • • • • • Criminal Background Checks Lake Erie COM–Bradenton (LECOM Bradenton) Liberty SOM Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk COM (LMU-DCOM) Marian University COM (MU-COM) Michigan State University COM (MSUCOM) New York Institute of Technology COM (NYIT-COM) Nova Southeastern University COM (NSU-COM) Ohio University Heritage COM (OU-HCOM) Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences COM (OSU-COM) Pacific NW University of Health Sciences COM (PNWU-COM) Philadelphia COM (PCOM) Georgia Campus-Philadelphia COM (GA-PCOM) Rocky Vista University COM (RVUCOM) Rowan University SOM (RowanSOM) Touro COM (TouroCOM-NY) Touro University COM–CA (TUCOM-CA) Touro University Nevada COM (TUNCOM) University of New England COM (UNE-COM) University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas COM (UNTHSC/TCOM) University of Pikeville-Kentucky COM (UP-KYCOM) Edward Via COM – Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC) Edward Via COM – Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC) West Virginia SOM (WVSOM) Western University of Health Sciences–COM of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP & COMP-Northwest) William Carey University COM (WCU-COM) S ome states require criminal background checks for all medical students. Still University Kirksville COM (ATSU-KCOM) A. all osteopathic medical schools are requiring criminal background checks of all matriculating students and prior to the start of clinical rotations.

Non-U. and living) while attending the university. Form I-20 will be issued only after an offer of acceptance.S.vcom. Applicants who are not U.html Pomona. William Carey University COM (WCUCOM) OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.e.S. ext 27240.T.html#international CUSOM policies can be found at www.S. Overview of Osteopathic Medicine College A. send email to admissions@LECOM.msu.S.International Students International students (i. LMU-DCOM’s policy for international students can be found at www.edu.see www. Lebanon. (856) 566-7050. Call Admissions Office for information. LECOM will consider international students for enrollment only at LECOM at Seton Hall.S. Asylum applicants will provide documentation from their attorney.vt. See AZCOM above.vcom. bank to cover all expenses (tuition. Campbell University SOM (CUSOM) Chicago COM of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU) Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences COM (KCUMB-COM) Lake Erie COM–Erie/Seton Hill (LECOM) Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk COM (LMU-DCOM) Marian University COM (MU-COM) Michigan State University COM (MSUCOM) Philadelphia COM (PCOM) Georgia Campus-Philadelphia COM (GA-PCOM) Nova Southeastern University COM (NSU-COM) Rowan University SOM (RowanSOM) Touro COM (TouroCOM-NY) University of New England COM (UNECOM) University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas COM (UNTHSC/TCOM) University of Pikeville-Kentucky COM (UP-KYCOM) Edward Via COM – Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC) Edward Via COM – Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC) Western Univ. a non-U. citizens and who are living in the U.edu Requirements are found at pcom.html In select cases .lmunet.midwestern. residency at the time of interview. Still University Kirksville COM (ATSU-KCOM) Arizona COM of Midwestern University (AZCOM/MWU) Additional Information for International Student Applicants To conclude the matriculation process. Additional requirements are posted at www. 2014 17 .shtml International applicants who will require either an F-1 or J-1 Visa must contact the MU-COM Office of Admissions for requirements at the time of application. should be prepared to provide proof of legal residency at the time of interview. Applicants are classified as either residents or non-residents in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Form I-20 will be issued only after an offer of acceptance. MSU policies can be found at oiss.edu/catalog/admissions.edu Requirements are found at pcom.edu or call 1-800-541-6682.edu/catalog/admissions. If eligible. Other international students are required to provide proof of their I-20 status or to begin application to obtain the I-20.. For information.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S.S.vt.edu/dcom/admissions/international.edu Contact intl@nova. Please note restrictions and requirements next to some of the colleges. of Health Sciences–COM of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) In select cases . Requirements can be found on our website: www.edu/ Programs_and_Admission/AZ_Osteopathic_Medicine/AdmissionApply. CA campus: Applicants who are not U. citizens or temporary residents) are considered for application to the following colleges of osteopathic medicine. This documentation is provided to the Registrar’s department. which handles international students affairs.campbell. International applicants who are in a pending status for permanent residency are not eligible for admissions to KCUMB.isp. dollars to cover the annual cost of attendance.kcumb.S. non-U.S.edu/admissions/international-students/. fees. Applicants are classified regardless of immigration status. If eligible.see www. OR campus: We cannot accept applications from international students at this time.edu/cusom. citizen/non-permanent resident must provide documentation verifying that sufficient funds have been deposited in a U. residents offered acceptance must submit the International Student Supplemental Application Form and an officially certified bank statement indicating that the applicant has sufficient funds in U. should be prepared to provide proof of legal U.

it will cover AACOMAS fees for the first three osteopathic colleges. If you receive a waiver. Bldg.org/InfoFor/students/finaid/ FIRST for Medical Education www. A AACOM Financial Aid Information www.bhpr. however. including scholarships and loans. The FAP offers financial benefits to health care professionals in postgraduate specialty training. but wish to apply to more than three colleges. and financial need does not guarantee a fee waiver. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarships are awarded to both new and continuing minority students of osteopathic medicine. to apply to one additional college (four total). West Ste 1 (Bldg 491) Randolph AFB.. Prospective applicants should meet with a HP recruiter for more information. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is part of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions. hrsa.com/ opportunities/healthcare/education/ USAF Recruiting Service Headquarters 550 D Street. Do not complete and submit your AACOMAS application until you have heard from AACOMAS about whether your fee waiver has been approved.gov or by calling 1-800-221-9393. you must pay the standard fee for two colleges. you must pay the standard AACOMAS fee for one college.S. not everyone who submits a fee waiver application will qualify financially for one. Students interested in pursuing careers in primary care and in underserved areas may find the NHSC Scholarship Program and Loan Repayment Program to meet their financial needs for medical school. Some financial aid is available directly from the colleges. visit www.airforce. so applicants should take this into consideration when planning submission of an AACOMAS application.html Recruiting Command Attn: RCRO-HS-MC 1307 Third Avenue Fort Knox.html Navy Recruiting Command 5722 Integrity Dr. In most instances. The Department of Defense offers funding for a wide range of medical educational expenses in exchange for an active duty military service commitment.org/services/first provides a wide range of financial resources for aspiring medical school applicants and students. to apply to two additional colleges (five total).med.com/amedd/ education/hpsp. TN 38054-5057 (800) USA-NAVY For more information and application materials. you may wish to apply for a fee waiver if your annual income level is within the U.org/InfoFor/students/ finaid/Pages/ArnsteinScholarship. M Army HSPS: www. TX 78150-4527 (800) 558-5260 Navy HSPS: www.navy. KY 40121-2726 (800) 955-6966 Air Force HSPS: www. The Sherry R. Applications are handled by local area military recruiters. local and national osteopathic organizations offer scholarships or loans to students. If you receive an AACOMAS fee waiver. however. Your fee waiver will be applied to your application electronically. The number of fee waivers is limited. beginning with the fourth designation. To speed processing of your application for a fee waiver. For example. Financial aid officers at colleges of osteopathic medicine will have more information. Processing for fee waivers takes approximately two to three weeks from the date of receipt. As a rough guide. Osteopathic medical students also are eligible for a number of federal loan programs.aamc. students will need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the government so that their need can be determined. Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and Financial Assistance Programs (FAP). 18 AACOM Scholarships he American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) offers scholarships for underrepresented minority students each year. They may also want to speak with current military physicians who can provide a fuller perspective on the practice of military medicine. Federal Programs Many private scholarships have a “financial need” requirement.aacom.com/navy/careers/ healthcare/physician. If you receive a fee waiver.aacom.mil/sites/navmedmpte/accessions/Pages/default.goarmy. T AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Meeting AACOMAS’ eligibility criterion for a fee waiver. The amount of the scholarship varies. does not guarantee a waiver will be granted for the supplemental fee.aspx AACOMAS Fee Waivers ACOM encourages financially disadvantaged applicants to become DOs! Fee waiver requests must be received and processed prior to submitting an AACOMAS® application. your name is forwarded to the osteopathic medical colleges in the event they grant a waiver of their supplemental application fee.aspx Navy HSCP: www. Applicants who apply for a fee waiver and qualify financially but are too late to receive an AACOMAS waiver will also have their names forwarded to osteopathic medical colleges requesting such information. Bureau of Census’ low-income threshold for your family’s size. Equally. The AACOMAS application fee waiver is for the AACOMAS fee only. in exchange for an active duty service commitment. Specifics may be found at: http://nhsc.Overview of Osteopathic Medicine Financial Aid any forms of financial aid are available to osteopathic medical students. please begin your AACOMAS application when you submit your request for a fee waiver. and many state.navy. you must pay the standard application fee. 784 Millington.

Physical Therapists. Occupational Therapists. If you did not complete the FAFSA or do not have a copy of your Student Aid Report. Sign and date the copy of the form in blue or black ink and submit the copy to: AACOMAS PO Box 19127 Washington. open houses and residence programs. Department of Education. AACOMAS and its parent organization.Overview of Osteopathic Medicine Nontraditional Students medicine will be able to provide current information regarding other scholarships for minority students.academyofosteopathy. For more information. also submit either your recalculated EFC obtained from your financial aid officer or attach supporting documents plus an explanation.S.org. For more information. participate in events that are dedicated to promoting diversity and serving diverse populations. applicants should do the following: Submit a copy of the Student Aid Report for the current year received from the Department of Education if you have completed and submitted the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) for aid to a previous institution. To learn more about available CME courses. Osteopathic medical schools and AACOM encourage diversity. visit the AACOM website at www. click on Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. For a schedule of informational events near you.org/InfoFor/applicants/Pages/ FeeWaiver. The American Academy of Osteopathy also offers continuing medical education courses that are open to MDs. These students must complete the entire curriculum at an accredited osteopathic medical school.aacom. Financial Aid Supporting Diversity ACOM offers two scholarships each year to students from historically underrepresented minority groups. races and genders. including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Links to the websites may be found on the AACOM website.S.aacom.org and click on Recruiting Events. OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.aacom. Chiropractors and Others Who Want to Earn a DO Degree Many allied health professionals seek admission to osteopathic medical schools. and many have recruitment programs aimed at attracting and training underrepresented minority physicians to serve our nation’s diverse population. Examples of these types of programs include summer workshops. and they must complete an internship and residency. Mentoring and Other Support Programs entoring and other support programs for under­ represented minority students are available at individual schools. DC 20036 For expedited mailings: AACOMAS 1025 Connecticut Ave NW #1103 Washington. visit the websites of the schools in which you are interested. If you were selected for verification (usually noted by an asterisk next to the EFC). The colleges can be accessed at www.aacom. Be sure to follow the instructions above carefully in order to avoid any delays in processing. Financial aid officers at each of the colleges of osteopathic A MDs Who Want Training in Osteopathic Principles and Practices With an understanding of the benefits of the osteopathic approach to patient care. Physician Assistants.aspx. To be considered for an AACOMAS fee waiver.org/about/. These instructions may also be found at www. Additional verification may be required. many MDs are expressing an interest in learning how to integrate osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manipulative medicine into their practices. AACOM. please contact the U. usually located in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the SAR. Several osteopathic medical schools offer continuing medical education (CME) courses that are open to MDs. visit www. 2014 19 .aspx T he osteopathic profession has a longstanding tradition of commitment to diversity and second-career students. Schools may award credit for certain courses or experiences on an individual basis. Contact the admissions department at a college for specific information. For more information. DC 20036 The copy must include your estimated family contribution (EFC). The colleges adhere to all legal requirements. C M Osteopathic Training for U.org/InfoFor/students/finaid/ Pages/ArnsteinScholarship. Diversity olleges of osteopathic medicine welcome students from all ethnic backgrounds. please visit AACOM’s website at www. visit the osteopathic college websites. A proven dedication to patient health and experience in a clinical setting will certainly help you in the admissions process.– Trained Health Professionals Nurses.

15. 1. 2014 Jan. so confirm deadlines for the schools to which you are applying.T. 2014 April 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 1. 2014 April 1. 2014 March 15. 2014 March. 2014 April 1. See COM listing. 2014 Feb. 2014 March 1. 2014 March 15. 2013 Feb. Campus AACOMAS and Location Deadline Alabama COM A. 1. 1. 11. Still University/Kirksville COM A. 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 1. 2014 Oct. 2014 Feb. 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 March 15. 2014 Feb. See COM listing. 1. See COM listing.edu/tmdsas/. 1. 15. 2014 Jan. 20 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . 2014 March 15. 1. 2014 Feb. 2. 15. 2014 April 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 Deposit Deadlines Conform to AACOMAS Traffic Guidelines (p. 2013 March 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 March 1. 2014 Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling April 15. 1. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes * UNTHSC / TCOM applicants must use the Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service: www. 1. 2014 Feb. 1. 1. 2014 March 1.Virginia Campus West Virginia SOM WesternU/COMP (Pomona/Lebanon) William Carey University COM March 1. 2014 March 1. Yes See COM listing. 2014 Jan. 2014 March 1.22) Yes Yes Yes Yes See COM listing. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 1. 2014 Dec. 2014 April 1. 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 21. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes See COM listing.Carolinas Campus Edward Via COM – VCOM . 15. 1. 2014 March 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 1. Still University/SOM–Arizona Arizona COM of Midwestern University Campbell University SOM Chicago COM of Midwestern University Des Moines University COM Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences COM Lake Erie COM–Erie/Seton Hill Lake Erie COM–Bradenton Liberty University COM Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk COM Marian University COM Michigan State University COM New York Institute of Technology COM Nova Southeastern University COM Ohio University Heritage COM Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences COM Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences–COM Philadelphia COM Georgia Campus–Philadelphia COM Rocky Vista University COM Rowan University SOM Touro COM–NY Touro University COM–CA Touro University Nevada COM University of New England COM University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas COM* University of Pikeville-Kentucky COM Edward Via COM – VCOM . 1. 2014 March 15. 2014 March 1. 2014 March 15.AACOMAS Overview Frequently of Osteopathic Asked Questions Medicine (FAQs) Application Deadlines The application cycle will be open by June 1 and ends April 1. 2014 March 15. 15.utsystem. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 1. 2014 March 15.T. 15. Deadlines vary by college. 2014 March 15. 2013 Feb. 2014 March 15. Yes Yes Yes See COM listing. 2014 April 15. 1. 2014 April 1. 1. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 15. 2014 Feb. 2014 April 15. Yes Yes Yes See COM listing. 2014 None March 1. 2014 Supplemental Deadline April 15. 2014 Oct. 2014 March 15.

If an official transcript is unavailable.S. Bureau of Census low-income threshold for your family’s size. visit: www.) Please use a permanent e-mail address. The number of fee waivers is limited.AACOMAS Introduction / How to Apply Overview of Osteopathic Medicine ® U. you can ensure that your materials will be processed in a timely manner. supplemental application material requirements and application deadlines.aacom. Applicants who apply for a fee waiver and qualify financially.000 applicants for approximately 5. a letter of explanation from that school is required. there were over 118. and financial need does not guarantee a fee waiver.org/Infofor/applicants/Pages/ FeeWaiver. Payment may be made by credit card or money order only. DC 20036 For expedited mailings: AACOMAS 1025 Connecticut Ave NW #1103 Washington. 2014 . As a rough guide. Student copies of transcripts or copies sent by the applicant are not acceptable. By applying early. you should use the college information section of this book as a reference. Money orders should be made payable to AACOMAS and sent to: AACOMAS 5550 Friendship Blvd. Include all institutions in foreign countries and U. Canadian Transcripts and Other Foreign Transcripts. transcripts and fees required. After you have consulted with your health professions advisor and determined that you wish to apply to osteopathic medical school. and streamlines the verification of your personal and academic information.$195 Add $35 for each additional designation at the time of submission.000 applications designated by more than 15. Transcripts ou must request the registrar of each U. Requirements for AACOMAS online include Internet access and a web browser that is configured to allow pop-up windows and other features of the secure online application. including a brief description of the campus and the curriculum. Fee waiver requests must be received and processed prior to submitting an AACOMAS application. your name is forwarded to the osteopathic medical colleges (some may grant a waiver of their supplemental application fee). Transcripts should be mailed to: AACOMAS PO Box 19127 Washington. The colleges reserve the right to alter requirements for admission at their discretion. Application Fees he fee for using AACOMAS is based on a graduated scale that varies according to the number of colleges you designate when you submit your application. You may T OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. however. institution you have attended. you should visit the website or contact colleges to view their most recent catalog.500 seats. minimum entrance requirements. Requests should be made to the registrar of each U. does not guarantee a waiver will be granted for the supplemental fee. you may wish to apply for a fee waiver if your annual income level is within the U. however. admissions criteria. Review and follow the instructions at www. It contains a profile of each college of osteopathic medicine.S.aspx 21 A Spam Blocking & Technical Compatibility t is the applicant’s responsibility to meet compatibility requirements for computer systems involved in the application process. Additional designations after the initial submission of the application are $50 for the first and $35 for each additional designation. (Pop-up blocking software must be properly configured or turned off.S. the e-mail address that you provide should not filter out communications regarding your application. Transfer credit(s) appearing on a transcript cannot be accepted in lieu of an original transcript from the institution where the coursework was completed. institutions.org/InfoFor/applicants/Pages/ FeeWaiver.org for more details on Study Abroad Programs. Processing for fee waivers takes approximately two to four weeks from the date of receipt. please refer to the FAQs on page 24.aacom.S. For further information and updated tuition and fees. 1 . Information in this booklet is subject to change. a centralized application service for the osteopathic medical schools. also will have their names forwarded to osteopathic medical colleges requesting such information. so applicants should take this into consideration when planning submission of an AACOMAS application. In addition.S. For submission instructions. MD 20815 Application Fee Waiver limited number of fee waivers are available to those who apply early and qualify. so classes may be filled before the deadline dates. Meeting AACOMAS’ eligibility criterion for a fee waiver.aacom. I APPLY EARLY! The application cycle begins in June.. The AACOMAS application fee waiver is for the AACOMAS fee only. The schools operate on a rolling admissions basis. The service reduces the number of initial application forms. not one that will expire when you graduate. DC 20036 T he American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) operates AACOMAS®. Osteopathic medical schools require scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to consider applicants for admission. institution you have attended to submit one complete set of official transcripts directly to AACOMAS. (Spam filtering must be properly configured or disabled. class size and enrollment.org. but whose materials are received too late to receive an AACOMAS waiver.aspx. For 2012.aacom.S. The schools are able to select their entering class from a large number of highly qualified applicants. Y request that we send a completed application to more schools for an additional fee. See the AACOMAS instructions on aacomas. If you receive an AACOMAS fee waiver. You should arrange to have your MCAT scores forwarded to AACOMAS. Suite 310 Chevy Chase. territories and possessions that are operated by U. Applications must be completed electronically at: aacomas. Admission to an osteopathic medical school is competitive. Application materials will not be processed until payment is received.) For complete technical requirements.

Applicants who have made a final decision regarding the medical school they plan to attend have an obligation to promptly withdraw their applications from all other schools. telephone number. letters of evaluation. Colleges of osteopathic medicine are encouraged to adhere to reasonable admission fees.) 4. Applicants are encouraged to review the information in this book to determine the standards and processes for the COMs to which they are applying. T Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days. Applicants are responsible for responding promptly to all interview invitations and offers of admission (either to accept or to decline). academic status and state of residence). 22 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . 3. All candidates who submit a supplemental application and subsequently complete the application process (submitting all required materials) are considered for admission by the colleges to which they submit a complete application. respect. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14. While criteria vary among the schools regarding their requirements. (Colleges may publish different offer/ deposit deadlines. and it is expected that applicants will demonstrate these qualities throughout the application process. Colleges of osteopathic medicine will publish and follow an application schedule. a frequent standard is that only those applicants who display exceptional credentials are admitted through the EDP process. The decision to apply through the EDP should be made carefully. 4.Early Decision Program pplicants may apply to those osteopathic medical colleges that offer an Early Decision Program (EDP) and will be informed about the outcome of their application early enough to apply to other schools through the regular process. Applicants are expected to become familiar with admission requirements. policies and schedules. • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days. Colleges of osteopathic medicine may begin extending offers of admission at any time after the interview. AACOM believes this process requires mutual respect. Prospective osteopathic medical students are expected to provide factual. accurate and complete information throughout the admission process.T. 3. Responsibility. integrity and honesty among the colleges of osteopathic medicine and between colleges and their prospective osteopathic medical students. professional communication and cooperation are qualities that are valued by the osteopathic medical profession. The purpose of these guidelines is to allow prospective students to explore their options within the osteopathic medical community. follow application procedures and meet all deadlines at each school to which they apply. and with each college of osteopathic medicine. Colleges of osteopathic medicine will publish their respective application procedures and admission requirements. • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit. Please see each college’s listing in this book.g. A 1. select and matriculate applicants in a fair and timely manner. good judgment. 2. including a deposit. If offered an EDP acceptance. Applicants are responsible for reporting and updating any changes in the initially submitted application (e. 1. address. 2. and to give the colleges of osteopathic medicine the ability to process. Applicants will be asked to submit necessary matriculation documents. transcripts and all applicable fees. Applicants considering an EDP application should contact the medical school admissions office for more specific information. • Applicant Protocol pplicants aspiring to become osteopathic physicians are expected to act professionally in their interactions with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). Still University Kirksville COM (ATSU-KCOM) • Campbell University SOM (CUSOM) • Rocky Vista University COM (RVUCOM) • University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas COM (UNTHSC/TCOM) • Edward Via COM-Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC) • Edward Via COM-Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC) A Application Process Guidelines he American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) encourages each of its member colleges to conduct an application process that is inclusive and professional. EDP applicants agree to apply to only one medical school through the process.. 5. The following colleges offer Early Decision Programs: • A. they must attend that school. Applicants are responsible for the collection and timely submission of supplemental applications.

Your AACOMAS application must be submitted. and all official transcripts for completed coursework must be postmarked.pdf. Interview slots may be awarded and/or classes may be filled if you apply close to the deadlines. Simply meeting the deadlines does not guarantee that appointments will be available. so they review applications. in order to submit an application. must agree to the certifications and conditions published and available for review in the AACOMAS online application instructions at www. The colleges make admissions decisions on a rolling basis. on or before the school deadline dates listed on page 20. T The AACOMAS online application is designed to easily guide the applicant through the complex osteopathic medical school application process. 2014 23 .Sample Note to applicants: Apply early and read all application directions carefully to avoid delays! Processing begins in June. Submitting materials early and accurately will ensure timely processing and help avoid delays.The Admissions Interview AACOMAS Application for 2014 . OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.org/InfoFor/ applicants/documents/instructions. AACOMAS Application for 2014 .aacom. and make admissions decisions throughout the admissions cycle. At right are the application’s home page (top) and biographical tab.Sample AACOMAS User Agreement ® he applicant. conduct interviews.

Indicate the nature of your question in the subject line of your message. See page 21 for more details on fee waivers. If your question is not answered in the instructions. All schools do require secondary application materials. please allow at least 10 working days for your materials to reach and be processed by the schools. Follow the instructions in the online application. Most of the colleges make admissions decisions on a rolling basis. please contact us at: aacomas@aacom. Missing transcripts and/or receipt of large volumes of materials by AACOMAS can affect this time frame. and were given specific instructions. The earliest AACOMAS college deadline is December 1. you should not use Microsoft Word because it adds formatting codes to your text). Do I really need to list each of my courses on my application? A: Yes. Each of the colleges has its own deadlines for receipt of applications by AACOMAS. When should I apply and what are the deadlines? A: You should apply approximately one year in advance. 2013. You should allow four weeks after submitting your application and all transcripts are received for processing before contacting AACOMAS regarding the status of your application. Specific instructions for applying for a fee waiver can be found at: www.” AACOMAS normally processes an application in three to six weeks from the time the application is complete. Q: I plan to enter medical school next fall. Depending on the number of applications received and the time of year. You also will list additional information that classifies the course by subject area. Interview slots and even classes may be filled if you apply too close to the deadline. AACOMAS will begin accepting applications in June of the prior year. Your application is “complete” when AACOMAS has received all required transcripts and your application.aspx. you will provide some of the same information as is listed on your transcript. which you should send directly to the school. 24 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . conduct interviews and make admissions decisions throughout the admissions cycle. Your application will be sent to your designated colleges shortly thereafter. Once your application status reflects that your materials have been processed and released to your designated schools. If you do not see transcripts posted to your account two weeks after they were sent. then copy and paste the statement into your application. Please review all instructions.aacom. Q: I’m having my transcripts sent to your office. Q: How can I find out the status of my application? A: You can find the status through the AACOMAS online application status check. For each course. at least six weeks prior to the college’s deadlines. it may take AACOMAS up to six weeks to process applications. The colleges’ latest deadline typically is April 1. unless you are in a special program. The school will send you instructions. AACOMAS will check the information against your transcripts. Schools do not process your applications directly.org/infofor/applicants/pages/ FeeWaiver. rather than apply through AACOMAS? A: No. Q: I am having trouble trying to figure out how to fill out the online application. You will be given the option to roll your data forward into a new application for 2014. AACOMAS normally processes applications in three to six weeks. please contact AACOMAS to make sure that your materials have been received. Can you use my application or transcripts from last year? A: Use your user name and password from your prior year’s application. “Support Center. A: We would be happy to help. AACOMAS recommends that you apply early. Failure to fully complete the course record may result in your application being returned to you. Q: How long will it take for my application to be processed and sent to my designated schools? A: Although the time frame varies. for admission to the fall 2014 entering class. Q: How do I apply for a fee waiver? A: A limited number of fee waivers are available to those who apply early and qualify.org. meaning they review applications.AACOMAS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ® Overview of Osteopathic Medicine Applying to AACOMAS ® Q: Can I choose to apply directly to an osteopathic medical school that participates in AACOMAS. Q: I applied last year and am reapplying. For the entering class of fall of a given year. Q: I’m having difficulty entering my personal statement—any suggestions? A: You may want to create your personal statement in a separate text editing program (Wordpad or MS Write. Your browser must allow pop-ups. or may delay the processing of your application. Log into your account and click on the Application tab. and a copy of this course record will be forwarded as part of your application to your designated col- leges. UNTHSC applicants must apply though the TMDSAS Application Service.

How can I become a DO or certified to practice osteopathic medicine? A: The American model of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree differs from the diplomate of osteopathy degree offered in other countries. Q: When and how will I be notified about interviews? A: AACOMAS does not notify applicants of interviews. Each osteopathic medical school will evaluate your application based on program-specific criteria. DC 20036 Q: Are foreign transcripts required? A: If you attended a study-abroad program sponsored by a U. Q: Can I apply to both DO and MD schools? A: Yes. osteopathic medical school that is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). You can log into your MCAT account via the MCAT Testing History (THx) System and have your scores released to AACOMAS. and all courses.S. Transcripts Q: Where should I have transcripts sent and are there forms that must accompany the transcripts? A: A transcript request form is not required to be submitted with the transcript. Once an application is paid and submitted. For more information. How do I find one in my area? A: Consult page 8 for information on finding physicians to shadow. Q: Do osteopathic colleges accept international students? A: The school(s) in which you are interested may accept international students. The application processes are similar. Most candidates to an osteopathic medical school have a BS. are listed as transfer credit. Transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar’s office. While many applicants are attending medical school as recent college graduates. If you are selected for an interview by an osteopathic medical school. You need not wait until your official transcripts and/or MCAT scores are received to submit your application to AACOMAS. with a health or life science focus. international health care experience and other diverse backgrounds. DC 20036 For expedited mailings: AACOMAS 1025 Connecticut Ave NW #1103 Washington. Contact your designated OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. see Osteopathic Training for U.S. but independent. Please ensure that you can be reached using the information you provided. Because of the rigor and uniqueness of the American model of osteopathic medical education. Q: Can I get a refund if I miss a school’s deadline? A: No. institution—do not list them separately under “Foreign College. Q: When will my GPA be calculated? A: Your GPA will not be calculated until after your application is verified. about 25 percent of the student body is considered nontraditional. Q: I am a health professional who is certified or educated in the United States or abroad. the school will contact you directly.” If all courses do not appear on your home institution transcript. transcript. a form is available for you to download from your AACOMAS application.S. osteopathic colleges tend to make admission decisions by looking at the whole applicant. Q: I would like to talk with or shadow an osteopathic physician. Some applicants have a lower than average MCAT score. Equivalent experiences will also be considered for admission. Q: What GPA and MCAT scores will make me competitive enough to be accepted to an osteopathic medical school? A: True to the profession’s holistic philosophy. International Students Q: What if I’m not a U. citizen? A: Please select the most appropriate response from the citizenship drop-down box in the Biographical section of the AACOMAS application. hours and grades appear on the U.S. Q: H  ow do I send my official MCAT scores to AACOMAS? A: MCAT scores must be sent electronically from MCAT in order to be considered official. processing of the application begins. Please review the AACOMAS instructions beginning on page 21 carefully and make sure that you have completed each step. Please have the registrar’s office mail an official transcript to: AACOMAS PO Box 19127 Washington.) For interview suggestions. (This includes making sure your e-mail system is not blocking school responses. rather than focusing solely on GPA and MCAT scores. Don’t forget to include the reasons that you want to study osteopathic medicine in your personal statement. Submit the form to the registrar and have them mail it along with your transcripts.S. but will still be admitted because of a well-demonstrated passion for helping patients through clinical service.S. institution. AACOMAS is not involved in setting these criteria or in weighing your credentials. These students include many people with previous careers. review the section on page 27. Scores are sent to AACOMAS using your eight digit AAMC/MCAT number as identification (this number generally begins with a 0 or 1). list the study-abroad courses in the same way as your other courses from that U. appear without Admissions Process and Interviews Q: How do I compare and choose the osteopathic medical colleges I want to apply to? A: Please review the Individual College Descriptions section on pages 32-97 to find out more about each of the colleges. This contact will happen sometime after your application has been submitted to schools. and during your interview. You may start your application in May 2013. Transcripts from any other source are not accepted. American DOs are trained as fully licensed physicians. anyone wishing to practice medicine in the United States as a licensed osteopathic physician must graduate from a U. 2014 25 .Q: When can I submit my application? Can I submit it before you have received my transcripts and/or official MCAT scores? A: You can submit your application from early June 2013 until the deadline for the schools to which you want to apply. but as policies vary from school to school.-Trained Health Professionals on page 19. see the table on page 17 and individual college listings. osteopathic medical school(s) directly if you have any questions. No refunds of the application fee will be made. However. you can apply to both osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD) schools at the same time.

Box 5087 New York.O. If there are extenuating circumstances inhibiting this evaluation.org Courier Address: 64 Beaver St. All institutions attended must be listed in the “Colleges and Coursework” section. NY 10004 Josef Silny & Associates. Also note that transfer credit awarded at U. You should contact one of the following: World Education Services P. Grade 13 and Canadian college-level coursework normally is not included in GPA calculations. Questions should be directed to AACOMAS. Transfer credit appearing on U. institutions for foreign courses will not be added to your applicant profile. Other Foreign Transcripts: Coursework taken at other foreign institutions must be evaluated for U. Your application will not be complete without an official evaluation. Still have a question? Please e-mail our AACOMAS Application Services Department to ask about applying to osteopathic medical schools at: aacomas@aacom. you may request a waiver of the requirement of this evaluation. equivalence by one of the following evaluation services. and grades on the AACOMAS Academic Record or Professional School Academic Record as per the instructions. please refer to the instructions for Other Foreign Transcripts below. DC 20036-1135 (202) 296-3359 www. Inc.jsilny.aacrao. You may request a Transcript Exemption from the Institution Information page of the Colleges and Coursework section of the AACOMAS application.org/credential/individual. International Educational Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami.com Educational Credential Evaluators. Failure to submit a foreign evaluation or letter requesting a waiver (which is duplicated to your schools) will result in your file being incomplete. If the transcript does not list grade and/or credit conversion and/ or is not written in English. and an official copy must be sent from the service directly to AACOMAS. CA 90231-3665 (310) 258-9451 www.org 26 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE .assigned grades.S. subject codes. FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 www. student copies of an evaluation or other foreign evaluations will not be accepted.wes.S. NW.0 grading scale and credit conversion to the semester system. semester hours.S. then the transcript is required.ece. Box 514070 Milwaukee. Canadian Transcripts: If the transcript from the Canadian university you attended shows grade conversion to a 4. WI 53203-3470 (414) 289-3400 www. Suite 520 Washington. #146 New York. Post Office Box 3665 Culver City. Suite 200 Milwaukee WI 53212-3963 International Education Research Foundation. You should also have a copy sent to you for completing the AACOMAS application. institution transcripts. Inc.cfm All institutions attended (including foreign institutions) must be listed on the application.org Courier Address: 101 W. and is written in English.org American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Foreign Education Credential Services One Dupont Circle. Pleasant St.ierf. please contact AACOMAS. Inc. P. Request a course-by-course evaluation and list the courses.O. NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 www. or if any other irregularity exists.

traits and characteristics that may be attractive to osteopathic medical schools. Try to guess what the interviewer wants to hear. date and time of your scheduled interview. Act with a negative attitude or use a negative tone in your responses. Osteopathic medicine has a rich history of producing passionate. Generally speaking. These are individuals who not only demonstrate academic excellence. The admission interview can be very helpful in identifying these attributes. web site and admissions material and. Underestimate the effort and determination you have demonstrated to this point. Display a lack of tact or diplomacy. Thoroughly review your application. Be prepared to clearly articulate your interest in the college by asking collegespecific questions. understanding any unique programs of the college and discussing the relationship between your background and the college’s mission. Osteopathic medical schools take great pride in seeking future physicians who have developed listening skills. considerate. a high level of ethics and a strong sense of social responsibility. Be certain of what you have written. contact the school promptly. Give overly vague or general experiences. the college will use the opportunity to invite another candidate. Tell your interviewer what you can bring to the college’s medical school community. communication skills. experiences and personal philosophies that are consistent with osteopathic medical education. if possible. Disparage or condemn your past experiences. Be polite and courteous to all members of the college community you are visiting. Be afraid to discuss your successes and most positive traits. Overview of Osteopathic Medicine T • • Interview Suggestions Do: • • • • • Confirm the day. However. may be asked to comment on your personal conduct while on campus. Be neatly and appropriately dressed in professional business attire. the applicant has passed a rigorous examination of his/her academic credentials and now has the opportunity to showcase other skills. essay. well-balanced physicians. empathetic. Display insincerity during any portion of your interview. If you do not know the answer to a question. Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment. OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Not only your interviewers. Answer questions honestly. each college uses the interview process to gather as much information about each applicant as possible in order to identify students who are academically qualified and who have backgrounds. 2014 27 . Understand and articulate your genuine interest in osteopathic medical education. Interviews at osteopathic medical schools are particularly important. If for any reason you must cancel. Prepare through intensive research specific to the college you are visiting by reading its catalog. Osteopathic medical schools actively seek those students who are committed to osteopathic medicine as a career and a lifestyle. and proper communication is a positive reflection on you and your professional demeanor. by talking in advance with current students. Interviewers are likely to inquire about your background and accomplishments. The specific logistics of an interview will vary by college. altruistic. personal statement and academic record. but also admission • • • • office staff and current students. indicate this and move on. Arrive under-prepared or unprepared for this discussion. thoroughly and sincerely. Make excuses for past difficulties or challenges. Have one or two questions for your interviewer that make a connection between your credentials and the medical school.The Admissions Interview o be invited for an interview at an osteopathic medical school is a significant achievement on the part of the applicant. but who also are dedicated to the humane delivery of medical care under the auspices of the osteopathic medical philosophy. If you decide to cancel. courteously and honestly. Do Not: • • • • • • • • • • • Lie about any of your credentials or experiences. reschedule or withdraw from an interview.

org. these offices will conduct mock interviews. You may also consider contacting officers of the Council for Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) at http://cosgp. Contact those schools that interest you and ask them what opportunities they provide for you to interact with current students.org. may contact NAAHP for volunteer advisors. Many of these offices maintain files. the pre-health advisor may be a faculty member (usually in the science department) or a staff member in the career center or academic advising center. Stay connected to and current with the osteopathic medical profession. www.studentdo. This includes information on and links to health-related education/training programs. Fax: (217) 355-1287.com/pre-soma Pre-SOMA is the undergraduate division of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA).nationalahec. Health professions advisors have watched hundreds of students go through the medical school application and interview process. www. aacom.com/pages/Chevy-ChaseMD/AACOM-The-American-Association-ofColleges-of-Osteopathic-Medicine/ 49933236324 The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s facebook page. increase the number of applicants to osteopathic medical schools. NAAHP may be contacted at (217) 355-0063. Finding a Pre-Health Advisor: Students who find it difficult to locate an advisor on their campus. This council represents all osteopathic medical students before the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and other related organizations. www.org. Do not hesitate to ask for their advice.org/inside-aoa/about/ affiliates/Pages/state-osteopathic-medicalassociations. www. www. resources and current information on the many health professions. highlighting the osteopathic medical education experience. www. Current Medical Students Current osteopathic medical school students are wonderful sources of information. NAAHP also offers publications to help students prepare for medical school. These can be helpful as you learn to manage the nervousness and anxiety that are a natural part of this process. Most osteopathic medical schools provide opportunities for you to learn about admission processes through forums. the application process. Pre-medical students will learn how to establish a Pre-SOMA Chapter at their school at this website.aacom.org ExploreHealthCareers. or who have been away from school. and periodic informational updates from National SOMA.facebook. and recruitment and open house events.org The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students. better known by its website name. the local associations can also help you find an osteopathic physician (DO) in your area.naahp. and succeed in both medical school and residency training programs. Pre-SOMA’s mission is to promote osteopathic medicine.osteopathic. or campus tours. OPM’s mission is to assist and advise on how to successfully prepare for.facebook. is a non-profit. This website offers valuable resources and articles as well as volunteer advisors to help you on your path to a career in medicine.com/AACOMAS The AACOM Application Service’s facebook page. www.do-online. In addition to assisting their members and the osteopathic profession in a variety of ways.oldpremeds. and can provide information about the interview process to prospective medical students. Depending on the type of institution..naahp. including information on location. Students exploring or planning a career in medicine should seek out the health professions advisor on their campus to assist them. specialized learning opportunities and current issues in health care. The site’s For Applicants pages are especially designed for the applicant. notes and other material to help you learn about the schools of greatest interest to you. student panels. In some instances. While everyone will have slightly different perspectives. For those whose path to medicine is not traditional (high school to college to medical school). up-to-date information about the health professions. www.Interview Resources Advisors at Your College Health Professions Advisors at Your College Many advisors belong to organizations such as the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) www. OldPreMeds. which is primarily focused on providing support. open houses. professionals and programs established around the nation for recruiting. admissions and the application process. support aspiring osteopathic physicians at all levels of education and continue the proud legacy of osteopathic medicine. This website provides general information about the profession and current information on what is happening on the political level. www. or simply OPM. financial information.explorehealthcareers. or by visiting www.org The National Area Health Education Center Organization is a network of health 28 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . it may be helpful for you to talk to current students about their interview experiences.org The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s website provides information on the osteopathic medical schools across the United States. reliable and comprehensive source of accurate. Inc.osteopathic.aspx Each state is served by a local osteopathic medical association.org gives students a free.org The DO online magazine is published by the American Osteopathic Association. apply to. financial aid resources. training and connecting students to careers in the various health professions. Suggested Sources for More Information Websites www. Pre-SOMA provides assistance with finding shadowing and mentoring opportunities in your area. 501(c)(3) professional/pre-professional society and educational conduit for nontraditional students who seek to become physicians.org The American Osteopathic Association is the largest organization representing the osteopathic profession. www. including access to the National SOMA Newsletter.org. tips and words of wisdom prior to your own interview.org The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. which is the student affiliate organization of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).naahp.

Still. FACOFP. The work also provides information regarding the status of osteopathic medicine in the United States in 1981.T. present and future challenges facing osteopathic medicine as well as its philosophical tenets and clinical contributions. A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine. DO. Walter. DO. A. Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology by the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine A glossary that presents important and frequently used words. Michael Gallagher. Van Vleck A 1942 account of the life and work of the founder of osteopathic medicine. Contains information on how osteopathic theory and methods are incorporated in every aspect of medicine. and Frederick J. Northup. FACN An authoritative work discussing the past. A good overview of the profession in the 1890s.) First published in 1908. II.org/ resources/bookstore/ The Lengthening Shadow of Dr. written by current osteopathic medical students. DO. Journals Journal of the American Osteopathic Association The scientific journal of osteopathic medicine. this book serves as a reference for osteopathic medical students. terms and phrases of the osteopathic profession. Osteopathic Medicine– An American Reformation by George W.aacom. Andrew Taylor Still by Arthur G.Publications An Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment by Eileen DiGiovanna. E. Osteopathic Medicine– A Reformation in Progress by R. Hildreth and A. and William Kuchera. is designed to help aspiring physicians understand osteopathic medicine and the path to becoming an osteopathic physician. focusing on the impact of ideas and institutions in promoting its early development in the last quarter of the 19th Century.T. A. FAAO A text that presents osteopathic philosophy. Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine The official textbook for the osteopathic profession. its roots and its founder. The Autobiography of A. The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America by Norman Gevitz.) A 19-page pamphlet that gives an historical account of osteopathy. BS. DO Ed (Hon. educational program and scope of practice. Still by Andrew Taylor Still (Reprinted by the AOA. Osteopathic Medicine: Past and Present by G. DO. DO A text that organizes currently taught concepts and techniques. this book. DO A short book that tells the story of A. Osteopathic Principles and Practice by Michael Kuchera. PhD This book seeks to provide the first comprehensive portrait of the profession. by the founder of osteopathic medicine. discusses his life. published by the American Osteopathic Association. DO. Still and the beginnings of osteopathy. FAAO. treatment methods and techniques. as well as in effecting subsequent changes within its belief system. www. OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. By Students by Patrick Wu and Jonathan Siu This comprehensive guide. Humphrey. 2014 29 . For Students.T. and Stanley Schiowitz.

Total Enrollment.726 3.788 692 419 1.186 365 492 1.955 2.077 2. total enrollment and graduates are combined with its main campus WesternU/COMP beginning academic year 2011-12.712 3.087 390 294 608 528 562 538 549 508 800 309 162 748 986 211 813 20.368 6.339 2.078 3.852 4.161 970 1.208 4. Annual Osteopathic Medical School Medical School Questionnaires.883 4.147 5. 2NYCOM/NYIT’s data include the Accelerated Program for Emigré Physicians (APEP) students.191 2.464 3.401 4.840 3.813 4.986 Total Enrollment 696 425 1.663 160 4.567 3.503 4.188 5.012 3.139 2.024 797 892 971 1.103 5.329 DMU-COM KCUMB-COM LECOM LECOM-Bradenton LMU-DCOM LUCOM 1 MSUCOM MU-COM1 NSU-COM NYIT-COM 2 OSU-COM OU-HCOM PCOM GA-PCOM PNWU-COM RVUCOM TouroCOM-NY TUCOM-CA TUNCOM UMDNJ-SOM UNECOM UNTHSC/TCOM UP-KYCOM VCOM VCOM-CC VCOM-VC WesternU/COMP 4 2. 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.709 3.957 118.822 2.862 2.110 317 837 21.566 3.510 110.522 COMP-Northwest5 WCU-COM6 WVSOM Total Notes: 1New schools opening Fall 2013.820 3.245 1.190 385 513 1.154 4.841 5.025 7.635 3 156 87 226 163 214 256 248 152 138 209 226 286 85 113 259 74 68 126 118 126 125 109 129 166 66 170 203 3. WCU-COM enrolled its first class in Fall 2010.722 4.297 2.927 3.550 4. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medical Schools Application Service.997 3.589 4.255 4.796 4.457 708 697 1.Applications. and Graduates COLLEGE ACOM1 ATSU-KCOM ATSU-SOMA AZCOM/MWU CCOM/MWU CUSOM 1 AACOMAS Introduction / How to Apply 2011-12 First-Year Total Enrollment Enrollment 184 111 264 208 221 253 373 202 166 315 254 300 105 140 273 144 77 168 133 134 138 154 127 239 83 162 189 340 109 222 5. First-Year Enrollment. 4 Applicants for VCOM-CC and VCOM-VC are summed.584 2. AACOM. 5COMP-Northwest first-year enrollment.024 3.741 3.091 435 300 631 537 559 541 597 500 849 373 321 756 1.801 6. 3Applicants for UNTHSC/TCOM use the Texas Statewide Application Service.708 3.152 3.749 4.533 3.365 3.210 3.458 Applications Graduates Applications 2012-13 First-Year Enrollment 183 108 256 206 224 259 389 202 234 321 254 328 114 146 277 140 81 169 138 142 141 163 126 239 139 162 186 334 109 216 5.801 5.647 2. VCOM-CC and COMP-Northwest enrolled their first classes in Fall 2011.879 3. 6 Schools without graduate data have not yet had a graduating class.755 5. Sources: AACOMAS.056 1.667 2. and UNTHSC/TCOM website.010 770 886 986 1.345 671 617 1.704 3.982 3. 30 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE .256 976 1.389 1.

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Still University–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . .T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–California . 66 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. . . . . . . . . . .Individual College Descriptions Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 A. 2014 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . 80 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine . 40 Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Carolinas Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. . . . . . . . 52 Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . .48 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine . .72 Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A large student lounge is comfortably furnished and equipped to meet the food service. business. High-tech classrooms and teaching theaters.acomedu. with emphasis on patient-centered primary care to serve the medically underserved areas of Alabama and the nation. 2012. with a dependable promised completion date of May 10. Facilities Institutional Affiliation ACOM is an academic division of the Houston County Health Care Authority [Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC)] in Dothan. Setting: Dothan. Dothan is a primary gateway to the Gulf’s majestic white sandy beaches. standardized patients and online/interactive instruction to better prepare students for medical practice. a large clinical competency center for patient simulation and standardized patient interaction and designated research facilities provide a comprehensive student-centered learning environment. located on 200 wooded acres with beautiful landscaping and walking trails. Applicants must have received an AACOMAS fee waiver. Dothan is an economically healthy and growing community built around the landmarks of its past. labs.000 square-foot building is designed to support faculty and students with a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment. campus-wide wireless internet access. a digital and text library with group areas and private study carrels.org Website: www. provides a serene setting for our students. competency-based learning objectives. The curriculum blends instructional methodologies including lectures. with over 600 trained preceptors at affiliated hospitals and clinics throughout suburban. ACOM was developed by and is an academic division of the Houston County Health Care Authority. AL 36301 Toll Free: (855) 364-ACOM (2266) Phone: (334) 699-2266 Fax: (334) 699-2268 E-mail: admissions@acomedu. The 110. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Fee waiver requests are reviewed on a case-by. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/29/2014 International students (non-U. The ACOM campus. spacious gross anatomy and osteopathic teaching labs. Alabama.Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) 1118 Ross Clark Circle. ACOM utilizes a hybrid curriculum model that integrates both discipline.and fourthyear educational program will have robust. Curricular Offerings Description The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) serves to address physician manpower needs for the State of Alabama and the surrounding region. One. The student capacity for quality core clerkships far exceeds (200+) its proposed class size of 150 students. 32 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. The College is located in Dothan. Osteopathic principles and practice will be integrated throughout the four years of the curriculum. The third.and system-based approaches to provide a clinically relevant educational experience. with formal didactic and laboratory courses in the pre-clinical years and offerings of regional workshops and web-based modules in the clinical years. Dothan provides an array of affordable housing opportunities for ACOM students within a short distance of the college. Dothan is the center for a recreation. where a new. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application as early as possible and 4 weeks prior to the latest filing date. Located a few short miles from the state lines of Florida and Georgia.S. health care and retail trade area covering a 60-mile radius. Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened applicants Supplemental application fee: $50 (Non-refundable) Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. 2013-2014 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 150 projected Total male: N/A Total female: N/A First-year enrollment: N/A First-year male: N/A First-year female: N/A Total enrollment affiliate institutions: N/A Note: ACOM will matriculate the first class of 150 students in August 2013. As the sixth largest city in the state. with excellent travel access through daily-scheduled non-stop jet service to Atlanta provided by Delta at the Dothan Regional Airport serving Southeast Alabama. and must submit a copy of the federal financial aid SAR along with a letter explaining their extenuating circumstances. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Combined Degree Programs None None Supplemental Application Special Programs Preparatory Programs A Post Baccalaureate Program is in the planning stages. In addition. Suite 210 Dothan. ACOM offers on-campus housing to students. The ACOM building is being designed and constructed by nationally recognized architectural and contracting firms. which also governs the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. learner-centered osteopathic education. Private not-for-profit Accreditation The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine holds provisional accreditation status by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). 2013.and two-bedroom apartments with amenities including a clubhouse with fitness center and pool will be available in the fall of 2013. Students will be exposed to clinical medicine with an emphasis on osteopathic principles and practice through an integrated basic science and organ systems curriculum. while allowing relatively large numbers of elective rotation opportunities for students to pursue residency program audition rotations.org Date Founded: 2010. research and service. small groups. industry and agriculture. Alabama. state-of-the-art facility is under construction as of January 19. simulators. as ACOM conducts a rolling admissions process. ACOM also provides outstanding clinical clerkships. Residence Mission Statement To provide quality. urban and rural areas of the state. relaxation and social needs of our students. including the Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC). fine arts. Private apartment and townhome complexes with amenities desirable to students and young professionals are conveniently located throughout the area and in neighboring communities. and has become a melting pot known for its friendly atmosphere of southern hospitality. AL. Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/1/2014 *For timely consideration.case basis.

including a deposit.168/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: N/A Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. as long as prerequisites are passed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. with interviews scheduled from September through April. the recommendation of the Admissions Committee is reviewed and acted upon by the Dean in writing to the candidate. Qualified candidates are then invited to submit a secondary application. ACOM does not have an EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. gender. Room. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional comments: Older MCATs may be considered on an individual basis.945 Supplemental Application fee: $50 Resident fees: $0 Non-Resident fees: $0 Health Insurance: Required for all students Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r Est. or the admission of students. including a deposit. In addition to the personal interview. Two letters of recommendation are required: a premedical advisor/committee recommendation letter (or letters from two science professors who have taught the applicant) and a letter of evaluation from a physician. knowledge of and commitment to the tenets of osteopathic medicine. DO preferred. Candidates will attend an information session and then participate in a 30-minute interview with two faculty and/ or admissions staff. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. hiring. Completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to evaluate a candidate’s academic ability. race. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: September 2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. 2014 33 . Rec. along with MCAT scores and letters of recommendation. Usually within 7-14 days of the interview. Data subject to change. overall GPA and MCAT score. the Admissions Committee considers each applicant’s academic and service history. Lab Sem. Competitive applicants are scheduled for an on-campus interview. Any undergraduate major is acceptable. with interviews scheduled from September through April. color.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: N/A Scholarships: N/A Average scholarship/grant: N/A Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. COM Interview Format ACOM uses a rolling admissions process in which applications are reviewed and Admissions Committee decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. X Resident tuition: $40. sexual orientation. experience in health care and human services. activities. ACOM has a rolling admissions policy. communication skills and personal integrity. or disability in its programs. Admission to ACOM is competitive and selective. all qualified applicants are considered.945 Non-Resident tuition: $40. candidates must present a competitive science GPA. Books & Living Costs: $23. Applicants must be U. Board. Rec. candidates will have lunch and participate in a tour of the campus. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Although ACOM seeks students from this region. Hrs Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. religion or creed. community service. All AACOMAS applications are screened within two weeks of receipt. ACOM has a rolling admissions policy. citizens or hold a Permanent Resident Visa. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice ACOM seeks to recruit and admit students from Alabama and the surrounding regions who are committed to serving the rural and medically underserved areas of the state and region. The interview day is from 8 am-1 pm. professionalism. Candidates who submit an application early and return all required documents promptly will be at an advantage in the admissions process. sex. After the interviews. The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of age. national or ethnic origin. American Indian or Alaska Native: N/A Asian/Pacific Islander: N/A Black or African American: N/A Hispanic/Latino: N/A White: N/A Other/No Answer: N/A First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: N/A Non-Science Majors: N/A Graduate degree(s): N/A Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Molecular Biology Req.Supplemental earliest filing date: 8/1/2013 Supplemental latest filing date: 4/15/2014 Early Decision Program (EDP) Supplemental Application Requirements In order to be accepted for a Secondary Application. Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2.S. X Lab Sem.

and an overall commitment to the education and advancement of osteopathic principles. Mission Statement A.S. practice and philosophy. or a science faculty member and one from a physician (DO or MD). Still University . MO. earliest filing date: 6/15/2013 Supplemental app. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) is the founding college of the osteopathic profession and provides the future physician with a strong curriculum. www. outstanding faculty. Private Accreditation A. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . mind and spirit.Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 34 DO/MHA – Online master’s degree in health administration that prepares the student to be a leader in a fast-growing segment of the U. latest filing date: 3/1/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.S. http://www.T.edu Website: www. diversity and underserved populations. www. preceptorships.edu/shm/online_programs/health_ administration/index.atsu. citizens/temporary residents) considered: Yes Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $70 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. while helping to create the best health care educators in the world. The clinical rotation curriculum. MO 63501 Toll Free: (866) 626-2878 x2237 Phone: (660) 626-2237 Fax: (660) 626-2969 E-mail: admissions@atsu. education or research. premedical committee. includes: • Preceptor and hospital-based clinical training • Didactics • Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) • International rotation opportunities Preparatory Programs None Facilities • Connell Information Technologies Center.T. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs.A.edu/shm/online_programs/public_ health/index.atsu.edu 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 694 Total male: 410 Total female: 284 First-year enrollment: 172 First-year male: 101 First-year female: 71 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 3.T.atsu. the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH).edu/kcom/programs/ biomedical_sciences/index.atsu. with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person health care. the School of Health Management (SHM). delivered to students in regional sites during the third and fourth year.80. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: July 2014 International students (non-U. Still University Office of Admissions 800 West Jefferson Street Kirksville. scientific research opportunities.141 Special Programs • Still Well student wellness program • KCOM offers a two-year Biomedical Sciences program that provides an opportunity for individuals aspiring to health science careers to become prepared for professional studies in medicine. www. Curricular Offerings The curriculum at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is discipline-based. Rural Date Founded: 1892.htm Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration.T. Still University also includes the Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS). the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) and the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (tentative).htm DO/Doctor of Health Education (DHEd) – The Doctor of Health Education program complements the University’s mission of encouraging its constituencies to become leaders to improve community health and wellness with a comprehensive appreciation of the interaction of body.T.edu/shm/online_programs/doctor_ health_education/index. community health. Two letters of evaluation: one from a premedical advisor. Institutional Affiliation A.htm DO/MPH – Online master’s degree in public health that prepares the student to be a leader in the field of Public Health. This program is one of very few online doctorate degrees in the health sciences designed to challenge students to examine the current state of health care education and their individual roles and responsibilities within it. Innovative learning experiences have been adopted throughout its evolution. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) A. houses the library. osteopathic manipulative medicine lab. including: • Case-based learning • Use of standardized patients • Integrated osteopathic theory and methods (OTM) • Web-based instruction • Human patient simulator • Electives provided Courses in the first two years integrate clinical courses to prepare the student for the clinical rotation experience.htm • International Medicine Programs: Students may spend elective time during the fourth year at an international rotation site that is approved by the Associate Dean for Clinical Educational Affairs. scholarship. interprofessional education. • Wireless campus • Breakout study rooms equipped with plasma screens and/or white boards • Centennial Commons • Anatomy Laboratory • Student Fitness Center • Still National Osteopathic Museum • Performance Assessment Center • Daraban Simulation Center Description A. which opened in early 2008.atsu. labor market.T. Combined Degree Programs Application Information Setting: Kirksville. student study areas and meeting facilities.

Rec. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Early Decision Program (EDP) EDP available for: Both Residents & Non-Residents EDP applications due to AACOMAS: 8/1/2013 EDP supplemental materials due: 9/15/2013 Applicants notified: Two weeks from the date of interview. perseverance.5% White: 75. as well as a brief meeting with a member of the Admissions staff. Books & Living Costs: $28. Data subject to change.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $1. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.5% Other/No Answer: 5. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1.Oldest MCAT considered: 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: ATSU-KCOM will accept January scores if seats are still available. Est. including a deposit. Room.7% Hispanic/Latino: 3. Applicants who reach the final phase of the selection process will be invited to visit the University for an interview. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. MCAT Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents.900 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. X Lab Sem.7% Asian/Pacific Islander: 12% Black or African American: 1.579/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $201. Rec. 2014 35 . maturity. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1. including a deposit.180 $45. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Biochemistry X Deposit $45.180 $70 $725 $725 N/A r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Applicants are screened for academic achievement. As a private institution and the founding college of osteopathic medicine.6% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 78% Non-Science Majors: 22% Graduate degree(s): 11% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Req.272 X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics Other Additional Coursework: Human Anatomy /Human Physiology and Biostatistics recommended. Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 96% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $25. All applicants selected for admission are interviewed prior to acceptance. motivation and osteopathic awareness. Lab Sem. clinical involvement. KCOM recruits students from all parts of the United States who are interested in a career in osteopathic medicine. leadership and service. Board. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes COM Interview Format Every interview candidate will be scheduled for two faculty interviews.000 Preregistration fee of $500 and Prematriculation fee of $500. interpersonal relations. Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req.

edu Website: www.htm Special Programs • International Medicine Programs: Students may choose an international rotation as part of the fourth-year electives. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) A. interprofessional education. Arizona. MO 63501 Campus Address: 5850 East Still Circle Mesa. computerized cases. Arizona. digital learning resources. earliest filing date: 6/15/2013 Supplemental app. students are engaged in SOMA’s Clinical Presentation (CP) curriculum. technology. and breakout rooms for group learning activities. includes innovative classrooms. This allows students to apply these disciplines in the context they will confront as a physician.atsu.edu/shm/online_ programs/public_health/index. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/1/2014 *For best consideration. Combined Degree Programs DO/MPH – Online master’s degree in public health that prepares the student to be a leader in the field of Public Health. Still University Office of Admissions 800 West Jefferson Street Kirksville.atsu. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: July 2014 International students (non-U. scholarship. hands-on osteopathic skills and medical skills training. Private MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: ATSU-SOMA will accept January scores if seats are still available. Large Metro Area Date Founded: 2006. U. This curriculum immerses students in clinical medicine early in the first year by organizing all of the medical science instruction around the most common ways patients present to physicians.T. Arizona. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) and the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (tentative). SOMA is looking for future physicians who are dedicated to serving those in need and who desire to be part of an innovative and exciting medical education experience. Setting: Mesa. public health. Preparatory Programs None Facilities 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 425 Total male: 219 Total female: 206 First-year enrollment: 106 First-year male: 57 First-year female: 49 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 3. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $70 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions.T. community health.T. Two letters of evaluation: one from a premedical advisor. staff and administration. AZ 85206 Toll Free: (866) 626-2878 x2237 Phone: (660) 626-2237 Fax: (660) 626-2969 E-mail: admissions@atsu. campus. diversity and underserved populations. There is a large exercise facility on campus that offers free access to all students. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs. typically based in Community Health Centers (CHCs). patient care. During the first year on the Mesa. These health care facilities provide safety-net coverage to underserved populations and provide primary and other health care services to millions of patients each year.S. This enables SOMA students to become actively involved in patient care right away. premedical committee or a science faculty member. latest filing date: None Supplemental Application Requirements Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2. Mission Statement A. small group problem-solving sessions. A key component of the CP curricular model is the integration of the basic and clinical sciences. simulated patients. In the second through fourth years.80.S. the Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS). state-of-the-art simulation laboratories. 36 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Institutional Affiliation A. the School of Health Management (SHM). Application Information Curricular Offerings Description Creating a learning-centered community to educate and mentor tomorrow’s physician leaders is what drives ATSU-SOMA’s dedicated faculty. with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person health care. and business to develop a program that prepares students to successfully navigate the changing health care environment and poises them for future success. modern osteopathic manipulative medicine teaching areas.A. citizens or permanent residents.edu Accreditation A. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. including large group presentations.T. Student learning is enhanced through a variety of different learning experiences. This enables SOMA students to think like physicians earlier in their medical education. and one from a physician (DO or MD). Still University also includes the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM). From the outset. students are trained to use an inductive reasoning process to solve clinical problems.S.T. SOMA has worked closely with leaders in medical education. students are stationed at one of SOMA’s 11 Community Campuses. Citizenship or Residency: ATSU-SOMA is currently accepting applications only from U.141 ATSU-SOMA’s campus in Mesa. www. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona holds accreditation through the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and also is accredited by the Higher Education Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Books & Living Costs: $43. are required. Applicants must be U. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 10/15/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Follow AACOMAS guidelines. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Early Decision Program (EDP) ATSU-SOMA does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. Equipment Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 91% Scholarships: Yes Average amount per scholarship/grant: $39. A bachelor’s degree and the MCAT. Deposit $42.336 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Rec. Hrs Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. Rec. Prospective students must exhibit a genuine concern for people. X Lab Sem. Room.855 N/A $70 $1. Biochemistry Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. and a multiple mini interview segment with standardized cases. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition.Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. 2014 37 . SOMA requires a personal interview during the application process. personal characteristics of a healer and propensity to serve the underserved.S citizens or hold a permanent resident visa. Data subject to change. but no later than January of the year of application. and who have a desire to serve the underserved and to practice in primary care settings. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $1. an open file review with one faculty or staff member. including a deposit. Prospective SOMA students will be evaluated in three major areas: academic accomplishment. Applicants who are community service or public health minded. including a deposit. preferably taken by the fall. COM Interview Format The format consists of a closed file interview with two-three faculty members.050 N/A N/A r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. are highly desirable. Board. Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Med. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian/Pacific Islander: 29% Black or African American: 0% Hispanic/Latino: 5% White: 59% Other/No Answer: 6% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 80% Non-Science Majors: 20% Graduate degree(s): 17% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Req. Lab Sem.042 r X 6 Behavioral Sciences Humanities Math/Statistics Other Est. The applicant is strongly encouraged to have clinical exposure in a health care environment.156/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $237. Any undergraduate major is acceptable.000 Prematriculation fee.

Fourth-year AZCOM students are eligible to participate. student dining hall.midwestern. podiatry.642/yr Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Course Biology with lab General Chemistry with lab Organic Chemistry with lab Physics Mathematics (College Algebra or above) Semester Hours 8 8 8 4 3 Quarter Hours 12 12 12 6 4 Date Founded: 1995. dental. which can also be divided into five lecture halls. The complex also has a swimming pool. 15 miles northwest of Phoenix Post baccalaureate program – The Master of Arts in Biomedical Science (MA) degree is a full-time. two-year research program that provides the student with a broad background in the biomedical sciences.edu Special Programs • Dual-degree master’s programs in Bioethics and Health Professions Education • International Medicine Programs: AZCOM and DOCARE medical mission to Guatemala for two weeks every year. accruing an impressive 88 weeks of direct patient care experience. labs. • The Midwestern University Clinic provides oncampus practice opportunities for faculty and rotation experiences for students. The curriculum is designed to prepare and graduate students who have extensive knowledge. technical skills and expertise to function in a variety of biomedical professions. oven and refrigerator. pharmacy school or other health professional program). MWU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Combined Degree Programs Description AZCOM students spend their first two years completing a rigorous basic science curriculum and preparing for their clinical studies. Application Information Summer program(s): No Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 1/1/2014 *For best consideration. big-screen television. podiatric medicine. • Recreational facilities include outdoor basketball courts and a sand volleyball court. kitchen with range. offering a large meeting area with amenities such as a kitchen. recreational facilities and smaller group study areas. aerobic/dance room.edu Institutional Affiliation Midwestern University Facilities 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 1. while promoting faculty development and research. volleyball court. Private Accreditation The Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) of Midwestern University (MWU) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). AZ. racquetball courts. 38 The 143-acre Glendale Campus boasts a scenic location with the following facilities: • Sahuaro Hall features lecture halls. During their third and fourth years.edu Website: www. • The Student Apartment Complex consists of studio.024 Total male: 679 Total female: 345 First-year enrollment: 254 First-year male: 172 First-year female: 82 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 5. incorporating the philosophy of osteopathic principles and practices. • The Auditorium features a 2. one. the AZCOM curriculum encourages students to regard learning as a lifelong process. students rotate through a variety of clinical training sites.Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM/MWU) Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Office of Admissions 19555 N. conference rooms and laboratories. • Glendale Hall is the administrative home of several academic programs. laboratories and a large auditorium.e. www. and cable television. • Cholla Hall includes two lecture auditoria. striving to be fully integrated throughout the basic and clinical sciences. one-year. AZ 85308 Toll Free: (888) 247-9277 Phone: (623) 572-3215 Fax: (623) 572-3229 E-mail: admissaz@midwestern.and two-bedroom apartments that feature ample study and living space. www. 59th Avenue Glendale. Setting: Glendale.edu Mission Statement Preparatory Programs AZCOM’s mission is to meet the contemporary societal need for physicians by emphasizing educational experiences needed to serve all communities.edu Dates: 7/15/2013 Application Deadline Tuition: $ 34. as well as separate patio areas. family medicine. • Agave Hall features classrooms. craft room and music room. the OMM and gross anatomy laboratories and faculty offices. DO/MS – The Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) degree is a full-time. clinical correlates and problem-based learning.midwestern. www.500-seat theater for campus events and ceremonies. including AZCOM. • The Barrel Student Center features a 24-hour study lounge. sand play area. The building includes classrooms. medical. applicants should submit AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . • Recreation & Wellness Hall is the campus fitness center with a gymnasium. By stimulating intellectual curiosity and teaching problemsolving skills. multi-use classrooms and a computer workshop. Suburban. as well as a comprehensive library with computer resources and study rooms.midwestern. • Top clinical rotations at major teaching hospitals and ambulatory facilities throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and in suburban and rural locations throughout Arizona and the Southwest. faculty offices and a testing center. the multispecialty clinics include osteopathic manipulative medicine. Internet wiring. a weight room and administrative offices.650 Curricular Offerings • Rigorous basic science courses with an emphasis on case discussions. The curriculum provides an innovative academic foundation.midwestern. including early clinical contact experiences. optometry and pharmacist consulting services.. strength training room. and picnic and barbecue areas for residents and their guests. • Ocotillo Hall provides classrooms. coursework-only program designed to help students with a bachelor’s degree (preferably with a major in the sciences) improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences and augment their credentials for admission into a professional program (i. • The Foothills Science Center provides advanced research laboratories for faculty and students. • Cactus Club House is for residential students. laboratory experiences and research skills. • The Interfaith Chapel is a place of reflection and quiet gatherings for students of all religious backgrounds. modern laboratories.

Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. Rec. Team members question each applicant about his/her academic.S. 2014 .75.midwestern.edu/Programs_and_Admission/ AZ_Osteopathic_Medicine/AdmissionApply. Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 4 weeks • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors To be considered for an on-campus interview. and the other must be from a premedical advisory committee or science faculty member who has taught the applicant. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 26% Black or African American: 1% Hispanic/Latino: 4% White: 64% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 6% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 83% Non-Science Majors: 17% Graduate degree(s): 23% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r $52. Rec.635 N/A $50 $552 N/A $2. current students. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/25/2013 • Latest acceptance date: 5/30/2014. Applicants who are invited to interview will be contacted by the Office of Admissions and instructed on how to schedule their interview via our web-based scheduling system. Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: Highest MCAT Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes If an applicant accepts an interview. Books & Living Costs: $18. latest filing date: 3/1/2014 Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. Supplemental application: Two letters of recommendation. one must be from a physician. Following the interviews. strongly recommend a DO. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. The on-campus interview process typically begins in September and ends in April. Data subject to change. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%.their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. earliest filing date: 6/15/2013 Supplemental app. administrators and clinicians. the applicant’s file is reviewed to determine if the applicant merits an invitation to interview. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. Additional applicants may be placed on an interview “Waiting List” pending possible interview openings toward the end of the interview cycle. Additional requirements are posted at http:// www.S. After the Office of Admissions receives all of the required application materials. Lab Sem. based on established criteria of the Admissions Committee. Supplemental Application Requirements Minimum science and total GPA of 2. X X Lab Sem.700 Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Est. or an MD. Board. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes To conclude the matriculation process. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Room. The Committee may recommend to accept. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/30/2014 International students (non-U. applicants must meet all of the admissions requirements listed previously. This recommendation is then forwarded to the Dean for final approval. The Dean—via the Office of Admissions—notifies the student of his/her status within three to four weeks of the interview. rating the applicants on a standardized evaluation form relative to each of these variables. he/she joins several other interviewees in meeting with members of a three-person interview panel—a panel selected from a volunteer group of basic scientists. html#international Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. citizen/nonpermanent resident must provide documentation verifying that sufficient funds have been deposited in a U. COM Interview Format MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years prior to the planned enrollment year. a non-U.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: Yes.256 Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. including a deposit. the team members forward their evaluations to the Admissions Committee. personal and health care preparedness for medical school. $100 refunded if withdraw at least two weeks prior to matriculation.000 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other 39 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.S. Refundable by: 7/15/2014 X 6 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 87% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $1. bank to cover all expenses (tuition fees and living) while attending the university. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Early Decision Program (EDP) AZCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. to deny or to place the applicant on either the hold or alternate list.334/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $258. including a deposit.

is approximately 30 miles (50 km) south of Raleigh. as well as student activity and administrative office space. the waiver/non-waiver statement. including the AACOMAS application. college or university in a course-by-course fashion. townhouses and homes for purchase are conveniently located around the campus and in surrounding communities. Our purpose as an osteopathic medical school is to create the next generation of physicians who can excel through teaching.edu Website: www. is committed to the development of students who are dedicated to community service and purposeful lives. and graduates will fill a critical need by practicing in rural and other medically underserved communities. faculty and administration in a state-of-the-art training facility. North Carolina’s secondlargest city. delivered in nine-week blocks over four semesters. Weekly team-based reviews help students remain on top of material presented during the week.500 square Date Founded: 2011. equivalence by one of the evaluation services listed on the AACOM web site. the required letters of recommendation. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U. learning and service. Institutional Affiliation Campbell University Residence 2013-2014 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 150 Total male: N/A Total female: N/A First-year enrollment: 150 First-year male: N/A First-year female: N/A Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 5. is comparable to a regionally accredited U. The area offers options for off-campus housing. To be considered for an interview. These foundational beliefs are fundamental to the School of Osteopathic Medicine. Buies Creek and the surrounding area offers small town living with the convenience of city life.S. All students spend time in rural clinics and hospitals for an underserved care experience. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Applicants who will require the F-1 Visa should contact the Executive Director for Student Affairs for requirements at the time of application. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. N/A International Medicine Programs: CUSOM encourages medical mission experiences. Once students are deemed academically eligible by CUSOM. Applicants should select CUSOM on the AACOMAS application. clinical skills and professionalism. and have a complete file. The International Admissions Office works in conjunction with CUSOM to ensure all documents are in order. Campbell University.S.edu/cusom Accreditation The Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) holds provisional accreditation status from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).campbell. clinical simulation and small group rooms. CUSOM policy requires verification of candidates’ credentials from a college or university outside of the United States which have met the equivalency for the minimum requirements for admission. Preparatory Programs Facilities Post baccalaureate program: N/A Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Basic science content in years one and two is presented in four parallel and integrated course series. CUSOM policy requires applicants who have completed coursework at foreign institutions to be evaluated for U.Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 4350 US 421 South Lillington. feet of classroom. the state capital. CUSOM students in years three and four are assigned to regional hospital sites. Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). and in geriatric acute care facilities. The university has established itself on the pillars of faith. Apartments. and approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of Fayetteville. Application Information Description Curricular Offerings Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/1/2014 * For best consideration. Combined Degree Programs N/A Special Programs Setting: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. CUSOM is conveniently accessible to RaleighDurham international airport (RDU). Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine provides students with a seamless transition from learning to delivering the highest quality patient care in the communities they serve. located on 20 acres adjacent to the university’s golf course. As the first and only osteopathic medical school to be established in the state of North Carolina. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. The new building brings together medical students. learning and service. North Carolina. NC 27546 Toll Free: (855) CUSOM13 [(855) 287-6613] Phone: (910) 893-1770 Fax: (910) 893-1777 E-mail: CUSOMadmissions@campbell. an applicant must meet all the preceding admissions requirements and technical standards for admission. founded in 1887. consists of 96. a secondary application. Mission Statement The mission of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) is to educate and prepare community–based osteopathic physicians in a Christian environment to care for the rural and underserved populations in North Carolina. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit a secondary application. the file is forwarded to the University’s International Admissions Office. Private 40 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE .S.S. The design fits comfortably with the architectural character that defines the Campbell University campus. The evaluation service must verify that coursework completed at an institution outside of the U. The School of Osteopathic Medicine class size is 150 students annually. The CUSOM curriculum is highly integrated to provide both a strong core of biomedical principles and a robust foundation in clinical sciences including osteopathic principles. in ambulatory Family Medicine practices. located in Buies Creek.984 Note: CUSOM will matriculate the first class of 150 students in August 2013. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and other clinical skills are taught longitudinally throughout the two years in a progression designed to integrate with and provide seamless entry in the MS-3 and MS-4 years. North Carolina’s sixth-largest city. Clinical experiences occur within hospital sites for inpatient experiences. the Southeastern United States and the nation. and the processing fee. Students who are invited for an interview will interview on the campus.

The most competitive applicants would have a science GPA of 3. Room. CUSOM places emphasis on the last 120 credit hours and on the science and required courses when choosing between competitive applicants. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2013-2014 tuition. Board. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Requirements In order to be considered for a Secondary Application. all qualified applicants are considered. Biochemistry.500 Available r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. CUSOM applicants are required to complete a minimum of 90 hours. Books & Living Costs: $26. or 75 percent of the required credits for a degree in a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Applicants should have achieved at least a 3. Anatomy. including a deposit. or Genetics to enhance the student’s success in medical school. leadership. Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other Additional Coursework: CUSOM recommends six additional hours of upper-level biomedical science including. Applicants must earn a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation.0) results in improved chances for acceptance. software OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. 2014 . 41 Financial Aid r Enrolled students with federal financial aid: N/A Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: N/A * includes computer. Campbell University uses a rolling admissions process. repairs. Hrs X 8 First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes CUSOM seeks to recruit students from North Carolina and the Southeastern United States who are committed to serving the rural and medically underserved areas of North Carolina. Applicant interviews are scheduled from August through April of the application year. Applicants who meet the CUSOM standards for academic achievements. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. based on academic performance. Applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted by the Office of Admissions and instructed on the interview day process. Rec.200/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: N/A Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer* Student Activities r r r r $40.560 $50 $1. Rec. and interview. and a higher grade point average (above 3. The interview day is 8:15 am . X Lab Sem. motivation and knowledge of osteopathic medicine may be invited to CUSOM for an interview. American Indian or Alaska Native: N/A Asian/Pacific Islander: N/A Black or African American: N/A Hispanic/Latino: N/A White: N/A Other/No Answer: N/A First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: N/A Non-Science Majors: N/A Graduate degree(s): N/A Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. will be provided to the applicant in a timely manner. according to the schedule above. An admissions decision. but not limited to. Additional comments: Highest MCAT in last three years before matriculation.Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened applicants Supplemental application fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. according to the following schedule: • Those accepted between August 1 and October 15 will have until November 15 to deposit • Those accepted between October 15 through January 15 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 through May 15 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 will be asked for an immediate deposit • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Please contact the Office of Admissions • Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes While CUSOM seeks students from these areas. Microbiology. Data subject to change.2 or higher. the Southeastern United States and the nation. professional experience. ability to meet technical standards.560 $40. CUSOM also places strong emphasis on the applicant’s interview.500 $1.0 overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4. The candidates will attend an information session. Est. The admissions process is competitive. X Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry X X 8 X X 8 X 6-8 Req. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Early Decision Program (EDP) EDP available for: Both Residents & Non-Residents EDP applications due to AACOMAS: 7/15/2013 EDP supplemental materials due: 8/15/2013 Applicants notified: By mid-September 2013. Lab Sem. then one-onone interviews with faculty (both biomedical and clinical) and administration. maturity. COM Interview Format MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years from matriculation Accept September 2013 MCAT scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes if seats are available. Immunology.2 pm. Physiology. Lunch is provided followed by a tour of the area and Campbell University Main Campus and ending with a presentation from the Office of Financial Aid.0 scale to be considered. X 6 Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. including a deposit. Each applicant who interviews with CUSOM is reviewed by the Admissions Committee.500 Deposit due: See schedule above. service.

midwestern. and central air conditioning and heating units.and doubleoccupancy residence hall rooms with either private bathrooms or bathrooms shared by no more than two students.S. MWU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. and discipline-based learning. Diversity. The Biomedical Sciences program is designed as a full-time. Internet wiring.edu Institutional Affiliation Midwestern University 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 797 Total male: 431 Total female: 366 First-year enrollment: 203 First-year male: 111 First-year female: 92 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 2. a shared bathroom. Each of the 48 apartments offers living space of 500 square feet. Setting: Downers Grove. kitchenette with stove and refrigerator. Birch Hall. desks and wardrobes. Professionalism. clinical correlates. IL 60515 Toll Free: (800) 458-6253 Phone: (630) 515-7200 Fax: (630) 971-6086 E-mail: admissil@midwestern. living space of 224 square feet. family atmosphere with modern facilities designed with students’ needs in mind. Commitment. Osteopathic Philosophy. graduate-level program that provides students with the knowledge. and built-in closets. Teamwork. wiring for Internet and cable TV.midwestern. dressers and desks. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. dressers. Entrance into the dual degree program is competitive. air conditioning. Early clinical exposure through simulated patients and volunteer experiences. the Midwest region and across the country. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U. providing both the convenience of on-campus living and the privacy of an apartment.edu Midwestern University provides several housing options to meet the needs of today’s medical students. edu Special Programs • International Medicine Programs: CCOM and DOCARE Medical Mission to Guatemala for two weeks every year. Top clinical rotations at major metropolitan health centers throughout the Chicagoland area. Elm Hall. anatomy cadaver laboratory. Integrity. and Forest Lodge. 25 miles west of Chicago Date Founded: 1900. skills and expertise to pursue careers in a variety of biomedical professions. research and service. Internet wiring. • Traditional Residence Halls: The Traditional Residence Halls comprise six buildings— Aspen Hall. wall-to-wall carpeting. Program Details: Midwestern University offers a two-year Master of Science degree and a ninemonth Master of Arts degree in Biomedical Sciences. • Pines Apartments: The Pines apartments are tucked away between two groves of trees. • The Commons offers a large computer center. beds. Refer to www. the Office of Admissions. strength training room. handball/racquetball courts. a coffee bar and student recreation/lounge areas. Residence Combined Degree Programs Description The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the most respected medical schools in the nation and offers the continuum of medical training. aerobic/dance room. cable TV. Private Accreditation The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) of Midwestern University (MWU) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). CCOM Values: The Achievement of Educational Excellence Through: Leadership. lifelong learning.547 (Downers Grove Campus) Curricular Offerings Rigorous basic science courses with emphasis on case discussions. citizen/nonpermanent resident must provide 42 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . the Office of Student Financial Services and several other administrative offices. • Redwoods Hall: A modern student residence facility features both single. Suburban. Dogwood Hall. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 1/1/2014 *For best consideration. Chestnut Hall. • Science Hall houses the OMM laboratory. Successful completion of the program may also enhance a student’s candidacy for admission to post baccalaureate professional schools. DO/MS – CCOM students can earn a dual degree through the College of Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences program. classrooms and science labs for faculty and students.637-$33. wall-to-wall carpeting.midwestern. • Haspel/Hambrick Hall houses the Deans’ Offices.S. craft room and music room.75 minimum overall GPA are required.edu Website: www. promotes the practice of osteopathic medicine. Northwest Indiana. These units feature single-occupancy rooms. • Alumni Hall features classrooms and the beautiful Hyde Atrium for student gatherings and special events. • Centennial Hall provides additional lecture halls and classrooms. • Recreation/Wellness Hall features the on-campus health/wellness center as well as a modern gymnasium. and builtin closets. the campus dining hall. a non-U. Preparatory Programs Mission Statement Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine educates osteopathic physicians to provide quality compassionate care.Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU) Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University 555 31st Street Downers Grove. cable TV. Post baccalaureate program: Yes Start Date: September 2013 Tuition: $29. from our rigorous basic science coursework to top clinical rotation opportunities and competitive postdoctoral specialty programs.161 Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 2. Our academic community provides a friendly. Refer to www. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes To conclude the matriculation process. Application Information Facilities • Littlejohn Hall provides a state-of-the-art auditorium and lecture rooms as well as a comprehensive medical library with group and individual study spaces. nestled in the wooded section of campus. International rotations are available for fourth-year students with approval of the CCOM Dean’s Office. Illinois. The Hall features a large commuter lounge as well as the Perrin Interfaith Chapel.

Additional requirements are posted at www. Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. personal and health care preparedness for medical school. To be competitive within this process. The on-campus interview process typically begins in September and ends in April.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: N/A Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: Yes Refundable by: Partially refundable up until 30 calendar days prior to the first day of new student orientation. one must be from a physician.000/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $230.779 r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. 2014 43 . Deposit $54. CCOM uses a rolling admissions process in which applications are reviewed and interview decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: January 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: No Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. earliest filing date: June 2013 Supplemental app. professional and personal qualities necessary to become exemplary osteopathic physicians. strongly recommend a DO. X Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req.000 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Room. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition.264 $50 $575 $575 $3.75. midwestern. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: September 2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: CCOM follows the AACOMAS traffic guidelines. Accepted students must meet all of the admissions requirements as listed on our website at www. and the other must be from a premedical advisory committee or science faculty member who has taught the applicant. Lab Sem. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. Supplemental Application First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental application will be emailed to all academically eligible applicants who meet the minimum overall and science GPA requirements.edu/Programs_and_Admission/ IL_Osteopathic_Medicine/AdmissionApply. X Lab Sem. html#international minute interview. administrators. bank to cover all expenses (tuition fees and living) while attending the university. Invited candidates meet with members of a threeperson interview panel selected from a volunteer group of clinicians. Rec. Hrs Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1.edu. Books & Living Costs: $25.documentation verifying that sufficient funds have been deposited in a U.500 X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other Est.midwestern. basic science faculty members and current students for a 30-45 First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 70% Non-Science Majors: 30% Graduate degree(s): 20% COM Interview Format Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle. Board. Panel members question each applicant about his/her academic. including a deposit. Rec.264 $54. Supplemental application: Two letters of recommendation. including a deposit. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 27% Black or African American: 0% Hispanic/Latino: 1% White: 68% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 4% Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Early Decision Program (EDP) CCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Data subject to change. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine considers for admission those students who possess the academic.S. latest filing date: 3/1/2014 Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Requirements Minimum science and total GPA of 2. Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 95% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $2.

www. www. Limited travel reimbursement is available.837 Curricular Offerings • State-of-the-art human simulation laboratory where students hone their clinical skills.dmu. 1499 Phone: (515) 271-1499 Fax: (515) 271-7163 E-mail: DOadmit@dmu.000 square-foot student education center houses classrooms. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. • On-campus medical clinic complete with osteopathic manual medicine facilities.dmu. expanding opportunities in global medicine. DO/MS: Yes Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences – Program is designed to enable students to further develop their careers in medical and scientific research and academic medicine. Participants experience presentations. 44 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Description At Des Moines University. • 143. the governor’s mansion and downtown Des Moines.edu/globalhealth • Pathways of Distinction program offers tuition support to select students. private Accreditation Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). integrates clinical and basic science research and gives participants rich experiences in teaching. and gain insights on planning and applying for medical school.edu/research • International medicine programs: Opportunities range from short service trips to extended-length international clerkships for credit in the third and fourth years. • Wide range of elective offerings to individualize each student’s medical education. • Lecture and laboratory encounters coupled with experiences in teaching hospitals. • State-of-the-art basic surgical skills training. • Global health opportunities ranging from short service trips to extended-length international clerkships.A. library.edu/mbs Master of Science in Anatomy – Provides advanced training in anatomy and is designed to prepare students for a professional career in academic teaching or research. health care systems and health care providers today have tremendous need for high-performing. To learn more about where our students have served.S. wellness center and coffee bar/café. www. www. with the goal of improving human health.edu/do Institutional Affiliation Des Moines University 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 892 Total male: 482 Total female: 410 First-year enrollment: 221 First-year male: 131 First-year female: 90 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. • Integration of medical humanities and bio­ ethics throughout the curriculum. Iowa’s capital. • Courses in preventive medicine and evidencebased medicine. • Extensive training in osteopathic manual medicine. meals and accommodations. offering affordable metropolitan living Date Founded: 1898. or Health P. Courses provide an opportunity for health professionals and health profession students to further develop their skills to lead community efforts in improving the health of populations. www. student commons. the use of highly lifelike medical mannequins. opportunities to develop teaching skills while helping fellow students learn. hands-on learning and shadowing of health care providers.dmu. • Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory where students practice their physical diagnosis skills on individuals trained to play the role of actual patients.Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM) Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admission 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines.dmu. www. • Technical support for students’ portable computers (included in tuition).edu/healthpass Facilities • Located on a safe. visit our website. students learn in a supportive community where classroom learning is enhanced by numerous simulated patient encounters. with opportunity for a full-tuition scholarship for select students.dmu. IA 50312 Toll Free: (800) 240-2767. Numerous electives offered at DMU support a track or emphasis in global health.S.dmu. basic science and clinical research experiences. 25-acre metropolitan campus near the Des Moines Art Center.edu/msa DO/MPH: Yes Summer program(s): DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program. providing a strong foundation in clinical/surgical skills prior to rotations. Educators and scientists who wish to further enhance their careers as teachers of the anatomical discipline will also benefit from this program. • Campus-wide wireless Internet access. skills and understanding for this vital role. geriatrics and chronic care. The program provides students with the knowledge. is a free. as well as enrollment in a wide array of elective courses and dual-degree master’s programs. Preparatory Programs Mission Statement Combined Degree Programs To improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals. The Master of Public Health program at Des Moines University is designed to support professionals working in public health. three-week immersion for promising college sophomores and juniors to prepare for and enhance their chances of getting into medical school and other health professions programs. A DMU medical education can be enriched and individualized through involvement in a Rural Medicine Educational Pathway. highachieving leaders.dmu. ext.edu/mha Special Programs • Extensive research opportunities.edu Website: www. Des Moines University also hosts several student clubs that focus on global health issues. Setting: Des Moines.. • Iowa Rural Medicine Educational Pathway curriculum. a unique basic surgical skills laboratory and a firstrate program in osteopathic manual medicine. www. presenting and publishing.dmu. DMU provides a travel stipend. clinics and community service agencies.edu/mph DO/MHA: Yes Master of Health Care Administration – Hospitals.

edu/letters. Completed online supplemental application. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req.S. Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 94% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $31. The MCAT should be taken for the first time no later than September. Rec. age. X X Lab Sem. professionalism.052 Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 4 X X 8* Req. DO or MD. national origin. color. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes . Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $60 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions.800 $60 N/A N/A $1.Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. 2014 45 . but encouraged to upload directly to DMU at www. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least 8 weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. American Indian or Alaska Native: <1% Asian: 20% Black or African American: <1% Hispanic/Latino: 2% White: 77% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 0% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 75% Non-Science Majors: 25% Graduate degree(s): 10% COM Interview Format One 30-45 minute. open file interview with a threeperson (faculty.613 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.800 $40. Molecular Biology X 3 Genetics X 3 Est. Early Decision Program (EDP) DMU-COM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admission. DMU-COM operates under a rolling admission policy.) as well as the motivation required to pursue a career in medicine. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Des Moines University’s policy for non-U. MCAT is required. • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app.85. Lab Sem. citizens. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Minimum recommended science and cumulative GPA of 2. timely submission of the AACOMAS application and supporting materials is to the candidate’s advantage. • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit. An on-campus interview will explore the applicant’s personal characteristics (integrity. Data subject to change. Criminal background check. Board.369/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $194. Candidates should have successfully completed or be working toward Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Academic letter(s): Two letters of recommendation from hard science faculty members who have taught you in class OR one pre-medical committee recommendation including the names of the committee members. DMU-COM does not discriminate on the basis of race. Successful applicants will have extensive exposure to the medical field in a role that involves direct patient contact. Medical exposure letter written by a physician. Books & Living Costs: $22.edu/admission/ international-students Additional Comments: January 2014 scores considered on a case-by-case basis.dmu. it is advisable to take prior to the start of the application cycle (spring). including a deposit. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/5/2014 International students (non-U. etc. sexual orientation or disability. earliest filing date: 8/1/2013 Supplemental app. thus.S. marital status. latest filing date: 3/1/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. compassion. • Earliest acceptance date: 9/15/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 90 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes successful completion of a bachelor’s degree (any major is acceptable) as well as all required coursework. Scores older than three years are not accepted.742 r r r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. and Canadian citizens can be found at www. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14. including a deposit. • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days. however. Rec. work ethic. Hrs X 8 3 MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Considered DMU seeks to enroll candidates who demonstrate the greatest potential for success in our rigorous medical education curriculum. Room. clinician and current student) panel. Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. permanent residents. describing patient exposure experiences.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: N/A Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X 6 Math/Statistics Other *May substitute up to 3 semester hours of Statistics for up to 3 hours of Physics. gender. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance (can be waived): Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r $40. creed.dmu.

edu/academics/ college-of-biosciences/ The KCUMB College of Biosciences Master of Science in the Biomedical Sciences prepares students for careers as research associates in major laboratories or advanced study in the health care profession. • The Student Activities Center provides a centralized gathering place and work spaces for students.edu/admissions/ medical-students/partner-programs/ DO/MA – The degree program provides a broad orientation to the interdisciplinary field of bioethics. with an education environment emphasizing both academic excellence and the education of caring physicians who place their patients’ needs above all else. including the studies of medicine. • Through an emphasis on the importance of the physician-patient relationship. as well as an expansive fitness center. Institutional Affiliation Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 46 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . KCUMB challenges faculty. an anatomy laboratory with high-definition cameras and nearly two dozen flat-screen monitors. • During the third and fourth years of study. Equipped for Biosafety Levels I and II research. such as patient simulators and standardized patient encounters. students receive advanced clinical training in a wide variety of medical settings.kcumb. Our innovative curriculum integrates clinical relevance with a solid foundation in the basic sciences. including philosophical and religious ethics. staff. Excellence. will learn how business practices and processes work together to create efficient health-care managerial systems. • Since 1996. conference room. students and alumni to improve the well-being of the diverse community it serves.kcumb. Our Core Values: Integrity. • Leonard Smith Hall offers space for the university’s tutoring programs.edu/academics/college-ofosteopathic-medicine/degrees/ DO/MBA – Students in the DO/MBA in Healthcare Leadership dual-degree program. www.012 Total male: 582 Total female: 430 First-year enrollment: 255 First-year male: 143 First-year female: 112 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. which is unique among U. Collaboration. the Dybedal Center includes more than 20.kcumb. As a prospective Partner Program student. Urban Date Founded: 1916. the biosciences. medical schools. allowing you to complete both The KCUMB College of Biosciences Master of Arts in Bioethics program provides students with a broad orientation to the interdisciplinary field of bioethics. students transform their classroom knowledge into realworld clinical experiences. MO 64106-1453 Toll Free: (877) 425-0247 Phone: (816) 654-7160 Fax: (816) 654-7161 E-mail: admissions@kcumb. Combined Degree Programs Setting: Kansas City.012 programs in four years. including an in-depth examination of philosophical and religious ethics. MO. KCUMB-COM puts the patient at the center of the learning process. MBA coursework is carefully integrated into the KCUMB curriculum. Innovation. with several outstanding undergraduate institutions. Students can enroll in either a 12-month or a 24-month track. and a recently renovated osteopathic clincial skills laboratory. • Strickland Education Pavilion was designed specifically to meet the changing demands of educating future physicians. a computer lab. It is a win-win scenario through which KCUMB medical students gain valuable clinical experience while providing care for children who might not otherwise have access.edu/academics/ college-of-osteopathic-medicine/degrees/ Special Programs Curricular Offerings • Beginning with students’ first days on campus. as well as contributions from the social sciences and medicine.edu 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 1. Through lifelong learning.kcumb. bioethics and the health professions. The university is known as a leader in osteopathic medical education. www. a student study lounge and more. Thanks to the guidance of highly qualified preceptors. Description Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM) is a private. KCUMB-COM is one of the oldest and largest of the nation’s 29 colleges of osteopathic medicine. Baccalaureate/DO – KCUMB-COM established an early matriculation program. The building features an auditorium with easily accessible power strips and data jacks for computers. Intellectual Curiosity. called the Partnership Plan. both in Kansas City and throughout the United States. Students can complete both the DO and Master of Arts in Bioethics in four years.kcumb. you will apply early in the fall semester of your sophomore year. • The Dybedal Center for Research is the epicenter of research activities at KCUMB. Mission Statement Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a community of professionals committed to excellence in the education of highly qualified students in osteopathic medicine. four-year osteopathic medical school.edu/academics/ college-of-biosciences/ • International Medicine Programs: No Preparatory Programs None Facilities • The Kesselheim Center for Clinical Competence provides KCUMB medical students with access to state-of-the-art human patient simulators. www. bookstore and more.kcumb.edu Website: www. research and service. www.000 square feet of basic science laboratories and is home to the Dybedal Clinical Research Center. • Clinical enhancements. and Heritage. students take part in hands-on early clinical experiences that prepare them to become more effective physicians. individual and smallgroup study rooms. It features designated study rooms for individual or group sessions.Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM) Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Office of Admissions 1750 Independence Avenue Kansas City. KCUMB osteopathic medical students have provided thousands of free health screenings to children in need through the University’s sponsorship of Score 1 for Health. which conducts Phase I-IV studies in various disease states. teach vital communication skills. Compassion. computer lab and Special Collections Room. enabling them to experience medical scenarios and to link those experiences with standardized patient interactions. Private Accreditation KCUMB-COM is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. staff and faculty to meet and learn. • The D’Angelo Library provides a beautiful and spacious area for students. Additional information can be found on our website at www. Founded in 1916.S. dentistry and veterinary medicine. full-service coffee shop.

Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. “Minimum Technical Standards Certification” form. Board. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r $42.kcumb. Est. They also demonstrate academic excellence. Rec.500-seat Weaver Auditorium provides a venue for university events. Students who are in pending status for permanent residency are not eligible for admissions to KCUMB. including a deposit.000 X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities Math/Statistics X Other OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. interests and background valued by KCUMB. Century Towers now houses 224 one. Supplemental Application Requirements Supplemental application fee is waived if AACOMAS fee is waived. clinical science faculty.edu/ admissions/international-students/. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 20% Black or African American: <1% Hispanic/Latino: <1% White: 75% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 2% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 79% Non-Science Majors: 21% Graduate degree(s): 25% Early Decision Program (EDP) Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: May 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Considered Additional Comments: KCUMB-COM may accept January MCAT scores only under extenuating circumstances and if seats are still available. Room. Each admitted COM student reflects the diversity of accomplishments. Many KCUMB students take advantage of the close proximity of Century Towers.880 $42. talents. Books & Living Costs: $22. Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. A bachelor’s degree and the MCAT are required for admission.880 $50 $175 $175 N/A r r r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. latest filing date: 2/1/2014 Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. such as the White Coating Ceremony and Commencement Services. Hrs X 12 3 KCUMB-COM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. 24-hour fitness facility. 2014 47 .• The 1. including a library.000 Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 94% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $2. dispatch and emergency-preparedness departments. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/4/2014 International students (non-U. ranging from academic records and test scores to commitment toward osteopathic medicine and service. Rec. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. Data subject to change. earliest filing date: 8/1/2013 Supplemental app. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes KCUMB-COM attracts the best and brightest students each year. including the city’s fire.000 Molecular Biology Genetics X 3 Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 5 X X 8 Req.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $1. including a deposit. Three letters of evaluation: one from a premedical advisor or committee. Regional interviews are not available. X X Lab Sem. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application by 12/1/2013. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Requirements can be found on our website: www. one from a science faculty member and one from a physician (DO or MD). Lab Sem. Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. COM Interview Format Residence The KCUMB interview process is open file with two team members at the same time. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/15/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Normally 30 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. The interview team consists of one of the following: basic science faculty. secure parking and abundant Internet access. The admissions team evaluates applicants on a number of criteria.S. Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. department head or alumni. located directly across the street. A former teaching hospital. The building’s first three floors are occupied by offices.600/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $255.and two-bedroom apartments with amenities designed specifically for KCUMB students. as well as other academic lectures and campus gatherings. police.

Greensburg. citizen/permanent resident applicants must provide documentation verifying that sufficient funds are available in a U. International students will only be considered for the LECOM at Seton Hill PBL Program. PA 16509 Mission Statement The mission of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is to prepare students to become osteopathic physicians. PA. lecom. LDP provides a systems-based. for a listing of colleges and universities and details about the various programs. Erie’s largest fitness facility with an environment designed to focus on total well-being for students and the public. U. The LECOM Research Centers offer facilities for faculty and studentassisted research.S. Visit the LECOM website. PA. PA. Post Baccalaureate program: Yes Start Date: 9/3/2014 Tuition: $13. Additional requirements and information are available by contacting the Admissions Office. LDP or DSP along with targeted clinical rotations. • International Medicine Programs: N/A 48 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . LECOM provides students with an affordable.Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 1858 W. Millcreek Community Hospital is a growing academic health center offering clinical learning experiences.S. high-quality education and offers the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. labs and student services on the campus of Seton Hill University near Pittsburgh. • Opportunities exist for student mentoring and other community service. Residence LECOM does not provide campus housing.S. News & World Report ranks LECOM among the Curricular Offerings LECOM recognizes students’ unique learning styles by offering student-centered learning pathways. Non-U. and the College offers one of the lowest tuitions among private osteopathic medical colleges. LECOM at Seton Hill and LECOM Bradenton offer the PBL pathway exclusively. two Master of Science degrees and a post-baccalaureate certificate. Erie. research. education and research. Facilities Institutional Affiliation LECOM Bradenton 2012-2013 Enrollment Description Total medical school enrollment: 1.S. PSCP students follow a DSP curriculum with targeted clinical experience. PA Phone: (814) 866-6641 Fax: (814) 866-8123 E-mail: admissions@lecom. Greensburg. citizens or non-permanent residents) will be considered on an individual basis. The college assists students in securing appropriate housing within a close walk or commute to campus. DSP allows students to learn on their own in a structured pre-clinical curriculum. Special Programs • Hospitals and clinics in 10 states provide clinical training in the third and fourth years.edu Website: lecom. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/28/2014 International students (non-U. Students may also elect to enter the Master of Science in Biomedical Science Program. Combined Degree Programs Application Information top ten medical colleges for graduating the most primary care physicians. Five pathways are available in Erie: Lecture-Discussion (LDP). Problem-Based Learning (PBL). dental medicine and pharmacy schools.edu Setting: Erie. and APAP students choose from PBL.454 Total male: 849 Total female: 605 First-year enrollment: 386 First-year male: 232 First-year female: 154 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 708 The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is a growing academic campus in Erie with an additional location in Greensburg. PBL emphasizes selfdirected study with a team approach through mentored.S. Grandview Blvd. Directed Study (DSP) and two threeyear osteopathic medical degree programs: the Primary Care Scholars (PCSP) and the Accelerated Physician Assistant (APAP) Pathways.edu. DO/MS – LECOM offers a Master of Science in Medical Education degree program designed to develop medical educators who are dedicated to providing quality preclinical and postgraduate education. small-group. LECOM at Seton Hill provides classrooms. and a branch campus in Bradenton.260 Application Deadline: 8/1/2014 Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Applicants must earn an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college/university. Baccalaureate/DO – LECOM offers Early Acceptance Programs with more than 50 undergraduate colleges and universities. Florida. Pennsylvania. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes International students (non-U. bank to cover all expenses to complete the program at LECOM. Students receive memberships at the LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center. case-based study. LECOM remains the only osteopathic medical school with its own teaching hospital. a two-year degree program that prepares individuals for health science careers and professional studies in medicine. Preparatory Programs Additional Location: LECOM at Seton Hill. clinical care and community service to enhance the quality of life through improved health for all humanity. Students receive Clinical Assessment Training with standardized patients in a working physician’s office. classroom approach to medicine. Private Accreditation Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Modern education centers in Erie and Greensburg provide the latest educational technology designed where every detail lends itself to the mission of teaching students how to care for patients. pharmacy practitioners and dentists through programs of excellence in education. The LECOM Health Sciences Post Baccalaureate Program is designed to enhance the basic science credentials of students interested in applying to medical. LECOM offers medical students a choice of studentcentered pathways that match the learning styles of individual students. Urban Date Founded: 1992.

such as biochemistry. Supplemental Application Requirements Early Decision Program (EDP) Applicants must complete an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) within three years prior to applying. Rec. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials early to ensure consideration for an interview. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 19% Black or African American: 1% Hispanic/Latino: 3% White: 74% Pacific Islander: 1% Other/No Answer: 2% Applicants will be requested to submit the necessary matriculation documents. Applicants receive a tour of the facility and have lunch with current first. Hrs X 8 3 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. COM Interview Format MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes LECOM uses a rolling admissions cycle and schedules applicant interviews July through April of the application year. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Send Letters of Recommendation by: First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 30 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: No microbiology and/or anatomy. Working with a physician will prepare the applicant for the required admissions interview. including the deposit. research opportunities. Applicants receive information about the curricular pathways available at LECOM. according to the following schedule: • Those accepted July 1.820 $29. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. letter of recommendation from a premedical or prehealth committee or two letters from science professors from the applicant’s undergraduate school.php Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: No Supplemental application earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental application latest filing date: 4/1/2014 • Those accepted after May 1 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 7/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: 7/28/2014. Lab Sem. LECOM encourages applicants to learn more about the profession by getting to know an osteopathic physician. physiology. Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. financial aid resources and procedures. Molecular Biology X 3 Genetics X 3 Deposit $29. A letter of recommendation from a non-related osteopathic physician is required. microbiology and/or anatomy. Applicants should not only demonstrate success in their science courses. Books & Living Costs: $23. Est. Qualified applicants will be notified to complete an online supplemental application and submit $50 application fee. clinical rotation sites and internship/residency programs affiliated with LECOM. Board. 2012 through January 31. such as biochemistry. but also have proven themselves as well-rounded individuals who have been successful overall in their academic careers. including a deposit. Receiving exposure to the osteopathic profession will enhance awareness of the osteopathic medical philosophy. X X Lab Sem. clinical faculty and administrators.500 Deposit due: See schedule above.500 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Applicants are invited to campus for interviews held with basic science faculty. LECOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. LECOM is also looking for students who meet the ethical and professional standards that the public expects of high-quality health care professionals and who demonstrate an interest in community service and leadership.000/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $168.and second-year students. Data subject to change. LECOM recommends that prospective students consider taking advanced coursework.edu/apply-to-lecom. Rec. physiology. Room. 2013 will have 30 days • Those accepted February 1 through April 30 will have 14 days Regular Acceptance Notice LECOM seeks candidates who exemplify the LECOM mission to prepare students to become competent osteopathic physicians who partner with their patients on the pathway to health and well-being. Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 89% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $11.Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Qualified Applicants URL: http://lecom. according to the schedule above.300 X 6 X 6 Humanities X 6 Math/Statistics X 3 Other X Additional Coursework: LECOM recommends that prospective students consider taking advanced coursework. 2014 49 .820 $50 $900 $900 N/A r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 89% Non-Science Majors: 11% Graduate degree(s): 10% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req.

Visit the LECOM website. The LECOM Health Sciences Post Baccalaureate Program is designed to enhance the basic science credentials of students interested in applying to medical.edu Accreditation Branch Campus. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. The Master of Science in Medical Education is available through distant learning. The college designed a campus with the latest educational technology and where each and every detail lends itself to the mission of teaching students how to care for patients.S. Students may also elect to enter the Master of Science in Biomedical Science Program. 50 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . LECOM Bradenton offers only the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pathway. A multipurpose lab offers state-of-the-art teaching equipment for anatomy and basic science study. Application Information Description LECOM Bradenton is a growing branch campus of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). News & World Report ranks LECOM among the top ten medical colleges for graduating the most primary care physicians. The college assists students in securing appropriate housing within a close walk or commute to campus. Facilities Institutional Affiliation 2012-2013 Enrollment LECOM Erie and LECOM at Seton Hill Total medical school enrollment: 708 Total male: 401 Total female: 307 First-year enrollment: 196 First-year male: 126 First-year female: 70 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. education and research. Florida. U. • Opportunities exist for student mentoring and other community service. latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Special Programs • Hospitals and clinics in 10 states provide clinical training in the third and fourth year. Problem-Based Learning meetings. Curricular Offerings LECOM recognizes students’ unique learning styles by offering student-centered learning pathways. lecom.S. Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. • International Medicine Programs: N/A Preparatory Programs Mission Statement The mission of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is to prepare students to become osteopathic physicians. Lecture halls use smart classroom technology. and smaller classrooms provide ideal environments for the small-group.edu Website: lecom.454 The campus is located in Lakewood Ranch. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. casebased study. Private Post Baccalaureate program: Yes (Erie) Start Date: 9/3/2014 Tuition: $13. Urban Date Founded: 2004. small-group. The campus opened in 2004 and now includes the Schools of Pharmacy and Dental Medicine.edu/apply-to-lecom. dental medicine and pharmacy schools. LECOM provides students with an affordable. a two-year degree program that prepares individuals for health science careers and professional studies in medicine. pharmacy practitioners and dentists through programs of excellence in education. high-quality education and offers the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.260 Application Deadline: 8/1/2014 Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Applicants must earn an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college/university. Residence LECOM does not provide campus housing.edu. The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pathway emphasizes self-directed study with a team approach through mentored. DO/MS – LECOM offers a Master of Science in Medical Education degree program designed to develop medical educators who are dedicated to providing quality preclinical and postgraduate education. Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Qualified Applicants URL: http://lecom. research. FL 34211-4909 Phone: (941) 756-0690 Fax: (941) 782-5730 E-mail: bradenton@lecom. for a listing of colleges and universities and details about the various programs. Combined Degree Programs Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/28/2014 International students (non-U. Setting: Bradenton. and the college offers one of the lowest tuitions among private osteopathic medical colleges. clinical care and community service in order to enhance the quality of life for all humanity. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Baccalaureate/DO – LECOM offers Early Acceptance Programs with more than 50 undergraduate colleges and universities.php Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: No Supplemental app.Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus (LECOM Bradenton) LECOM Bradenton Office of Admissions 5000 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard Bradenton. a master-planned community that is one of the fastest growing regions of the country.

Molecular Biology X 3 Genetics X 3 Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences Deposit $28. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials early to ensure consideration for an interview. including the deposit. Lab Sem. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Room. clinical rotation sites and internship/residency programs affiliated with LECOM.000 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 X 6 Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 89% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $14. Rec. according to the following schedule: • Those accepted July 1. LECOM encourages applicants to learn more about the profession by getting to know an osteopathic physician. financial aid resources and procedures. A letter of recommendation from a non-related osteopathic physician is required. including a deposit. Data subject to change. and/or anatomy. research opportunities. X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. Applicants are invited to campus for interviews held with basic science faculty. LECOM is also looking for students who meet the ethical and professional standards that the public expects of high-quality health care professionals and who demonstrate an interest in community service and leadership. or two letters from science professors from the applicant’s undergraduate school. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 16% Black or African American: 0% Hispanic/Latino: 1% White: 75% Pacific Islander: 1% Other/No Answer: 6% First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 88% Non-Science Majors: 12% Graduate degree(s): 13% LECOM seeks candidates who exemplify the LECOM mission to prepare students to become competent osteopathic physicians who partner with their patients on the pathway to health and well-being.000/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $181. 2012 through January 31.and second-year students. Board. LECOM recommends that prospective students consider taking advanced coursework. X X Lab Sem. according to the schedule above. Est. microbiology and/or anatomy. Receiving exposure to the osteopathic profession will enhance awareness of osteopathic medical philosophy. but also have proven themselves as well-rounded individuals who have been successful overall in their academic careers. Applicants should not only demonstrate success in their science courses. such as biochemistry. Qualified applicants will be notified to complete an online supplemental application and submit $50 application fee. Books & Living Costs: $25. Working with a physician will prepare the applicant for the required admissions interview. Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 30 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: No Regular Acceptance Notice LECOM uses a rolling admissions cycle and schedules applicant interviews July through April of the application year. such as biochemistry. 2014 51 .500 Deposit due: See schedule above. physiology. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1.335 $30. MCAT Early Decision Program (EDP) Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes LECOM Bradenton does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. 2013 will have 30 days • Those accepted February 1 through April 30 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 1 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 7/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: 7/28/2014.380 $50 $900 $900 N/A r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Hrs X 8 3 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Applicants receive information on the Problem-Based Learning curriculum. Applicants receive a tour of the facility and meet with current first. letter of recommendation from a premedical or prehealth committee. COM Interview Format Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Applicants will be requested to submit the necessary matriculation documents. physiology.000 Humanities X 6 Math/Statistics X 3 Other X Additional Coursework: LECOM recommends that prospective students consider taking advanced coursework. microbiology Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req.Supplemental Application Requirements Applicants must complete an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) within three years prior to applying. Rec. clinical faculty and administrators.

sports arenas. clinical. the LMU-DCOM curriculum emphasizes the integration of the basic and clinical sciences in medical practice. Residents can choose from either a studio apartment or a two. Serving the health and wellness needs of people both within the Appalachian region and beyond. conference facilities. TN 37752 Toll Free: (800) 325-0900 ext. 105. 24-hour study area. behavioral and social sciences. along with two new apartment buildings. an indoor swimming pool. access to the Reed Medical and Allied Health Library located on the main campus. newly-remodeled exercise facility. In order to achieve this goal. research and service.LMUnet. Tennessee. is the largest building on the Lincoln Memorial University campus. it is approximately 25 percent larger than the LMU-DCOM building. MSN. a telemedicine/distance learning center. MEd. a dining table with two chairs.pdf Application Information Facilities • LMU-DCOM is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate. dining hall and library. Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program www. Common areas include a lounge. All apartments are furnished with built-in cabinets. • LMU-DCOM is a state-of-the-art.338 Curricular Offerings Description The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. an osteopathic principles and practice laboratory.LMUnet. • LMU-DCOM students also enjoy the many amenities on the LMU campus. A primary care physician must be skilled in problem solving and demonstrate expertise in diagnosis. Private Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/15/2014 *For best consideration. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. including on.600 square feet of research labs to enable faculty and students to engage in more research activity. exercise room. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/22/2014 International students (non-U. a learning resource center with Setting: Harrogate. Also in the building is a much larger anatomy suite with four pods to accommodate professional students.Lincoln Memorial University– DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) LMU-DCOM Admissions 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway Harrogate.edu/dcom/admissions/ process. simulation laboratories. • The new Math and Science building. The campus is surrounded by the beautiful Cumberland Mountains and is approximately 55 miles north of Knoxville. The University Inn Apartments. Institutional Affiliation Lincoln Memorial University 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 697 Total male: 394 Total female: 303 First-year enrollment: 233 First-year male: 141 First-year female: 92 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 4. The University Inn was newly renovated in 2007 to include 96 one-room studio apartments and 30 two-room apartments. picnic area. LMU-DCOM is committed to embracing holistic care. completed in 2012. and is divided into two phases: Pre-clinical Curriculum (years one and two) and Clinical Experiences (years three and four).or three-room unit. outdoor swimming pool. The building also has complete wireless Internet integration and full high definition and digital classrooms. The building is four stories high and includes two large auditoria. Tennessee. At 140. volleyball and basketball court.shtml 52 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . The curriculum is designed to integrate the biological.edu/dcom Accreditation The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine holds accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Investing in quality academic programs supported by superior faculty and technology. a queen bed. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Our policy on international students can be found at www. Mission Statement To prepare outstanding osteopathic physicians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to humanity.LMUnet.000 square feet. refrigerator. • International Medicine Programs: International rotations are available. a desk with chair. and laundry facilities. diversity and public service as an enduring commitment to responsibility and high ethical standards. patientcentered care that values diversity.S. Rural Date Founded: 2006. 15 student conference/study rooms. 10 mock clinic exam rooms.edu/ dcom/admissions/international/shtml Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants URL: www.and offcampus student housing. Tennessee. Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. EdS and Teacher Licensure. Providing a values-based learning community as the context for teaching. stove and convection oven/microwave.LMUnet. • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is nearby and can be reached via walking and bike trails that cross the LMU campus and lead into the National Park.edu/dcom/pdfs/summer-anatomy. Focusing on enhanced access to comprehensive health care for underserved rural communities. an anatomy laboratory and a large student lounge. nightstand. public service and leadership as an enduring commitment to professionalism and the highest ethical standards.edu/academics/pmsp/ Gross Anatomy Boot Camp www. Residence Combined Degree Programs DO/MBA Special Programs • Graduate programs on the LMU campus include: MBA. microscopy suite and over 4.000 square foot facility completed in the summer of 2007.LMUnet. The mission of LMU-DCOM is achieved by: Graduating Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. are located in Cumberland Gap. 7090 Phone: (423) 869-7090 Fax: (423) 869-7172 E-mail: dcomadmissions@lmunet. Embracing compassionate. a bookcase. It houses a 400-seat auditorium.edu Website: www. Traditional student housing is also available on the LMU campus.

Lab Sem. grades in individual courses. Data subject to change.370/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $209. X Lab Sem. A letter of evaluation from a physician. intuitive. including a deposit. Room. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app.254 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance (can be waived): Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1.204 $50 $955 $955 $3.204 $40. employment in the medical field. participation in volunteer experiences. MCAT scores and any other pertinent information. background. Rec. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements Non-refundable fee. 2014 53 .250 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 91% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $1.242 r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Books & Living Costs: $24. exposure to osteopathic medicine and its practitioners.Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. Hrs X 8 Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2013-2014 tuition. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 15% Black or African American: 5% Hispanic/Latino: 3% White: 75% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 1% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 83% Non-Science Majors: 17% Graduate degree(s): 20% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years or less Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Early Decision Program (EDP) LMU-DCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. Board. prerequisite courses. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. undergraduate curriculum.000 Behavioral Sciences Humanities Math/Statistics Other Est. Rec. any advanced-level laboratory science courses. A premedical committee recommendation letter or two letters from science professors. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: COM Interview Format Regular Acceptance Notice Each student has a half-hour interview with two faculty members. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors The Admissions Committee will select students for admission based on a variety of factors. verbal and non-verbal communication skills. compassionate. including a deposit. Deposit $40. possess a passion for the science and art of medicine and desire to serve others in underserved areas. the committee will consider the applicant’s overall gradepoint average (GPA). We seek to enroll students who are inquisitive. X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. When reviewing application files.

case-based learning episodes. hands-on laboratory sessions. Curricular Offerings Description Liberty University is a private. Jr.edu/LUCOM Date Founded: 2012. including LU college dormitories. Lynchburg. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) exists to educate osteopathic physicians in a Christian environment. Dr. The campus includes an expansive Standardized Patient and Simulation Center. Falwell. which integrate the student into the professional atmosphere and facilitate the development of: professionalism. co-educational institution of higher education located in Lynchburg. and to provide the opportunity for students to obtain the level of professional. Application Information Mission Statement Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 4/1/2014 *For timely consideration. along with auditoriums and classrooms that feature state-of-the-art educational technology.000+ square feet on four levels. smallgroup. compassionate. ethical. Private not-for-profit Accreditation Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) holds provisional accreditation status from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). extensively equipped medical clinic that will be approximately 11. LUCOM prepares physicians who dedicate themselves to excellence in the practice of osteopathic medicine through service toward their fellow man. Falwell’s son. and patient-centered osteopathic medical care. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Special Programs Setting: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Supplemental Application Requirements Medicine is located on Liberty Mountain overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg. faithbased. There are approximately 5. who became Chancellor and President of the university in May 2007 following the death of Dr. VA 24502 Phone: (434) 592-6400 Fax: (434) 582-3878 E-mail: LUCOMadmissions@liberty. Jerry L. but also the assessment. Virginia.Liberty. students also will have access to the Jerry Falwell Library on the campus of Liberty University. The campus will host a new. Falwell. LUCOM conducts a rolling admissions process. the use of standardized patients and simulation. active and team-based learning presentations. Early clinical experiences and medical outreach opportunities during the first two years of medical school. not-for-profit. Residence Affordable housing. Facilities Institutional Affiliation Liberty University 2014-2015 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 150 projected Total male: N/A Total female: N/A First-year enrollment: 150 projected First-year male: N/A First-year female: N/A Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 92.000 square feet each of research laboratories. competent. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE The secondary application for prospective students will be made available to those students who meet A . and the advancement of medical knowledge. Jerry L. LUCOM utilizes a spiral curriculum with an emphasis on active learning and problem solving to prepare its students to meet the competencies established by the profession. the largest college in Virginia and the seventh largest four-year university in the country. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Falwell’s vision was to build a comprehensive educational institution through which students could receive a highquality education in a Christ-centered academic community.Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1971 University Blvd. LUCOM seeks to teach students the techniques they will require to continue to learn and grow professionally and personally throughout their lifetime. medical knowledge and skills required of osteopathic physicians. LUCOM trains physicians who will provide ethical. which are anticipated to be key components of the curriculum. clinical/ osteopathic manipulative medicine and anatomy laboratories. The initial building on the campus.000 square feet and contain 24 examination rooms. LUCOM strives to produce graduates who can pursue graduate medical education in any discipline of medicine. Instilling the Christian values of integrity and professionalism. Supplemental Application Combined Degree Programs None None Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened applicants Supplemental application fee: $50 (Non-refundable) Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. The facility will have extensive facilities for small group and team learning activities. The building is designed to support our spiral curriculum and heavy utilization of active learning processes. Virginia. Falwell. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application as early as possible and 4 weeks prior to the latest filing date. That vision has been continued under the leadership of Dr.. Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program: MS in Biomedical Sciences offered at Liberty University with first-year track designed to help prepare students for medical or other health care professions. and guided independent study opportunities.edu Website: www. private apartments and townhome complexes with amenities desirable to students and young professionals are conveniently located close to LUCOM. The building contains an expansive educational resources (library) area. will consist of 140. The goals of the curriculum are to foster not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/30/2014 International students (non-U. life-long learning. with spectacular views of the mountains. complement classroom lecturedemonstration. The university was founded as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971 by the late Dr. Liberty University is the largest non-profit private university in the United States. evaluation and application of this factual knowledge in a clinical context.S.600 Note: LUCOM will matriculate the first class of 150 students in August 2014.

prior to matriculation Non-Resident fees: N/A Health Insurance: Required for all students Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Candidates who submit an application early and return all required documents promptly will be at an advantage in the admissions process. Rec. clinical rotation sites. One recommendation must be from an osteopathic physician (DO). or community physicians. COM Interview Format MCAT LUCOM has a rolling admissions policy. Science Electives X Req.510/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: N/A Resident tuition: $40. Hrs X 8 Biochemistry X X 4 or Cell Bio Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 4 4 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2014-2015 tuition. and residency programs affiliated with LUCOM. color. Books & Living Costs: $44. including a deposit. Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Other r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2. community service. One of the other required recommendations must be from a premedical advisory committee or science faculty member familiar with the academic work of the applicant. Est. Applicants meeting these requirements will receive an email containing login information for the secondary application. sex. up to first week of matriculation • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes Completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to evaluate a candidate’s academic ability. signed by the recommending party and mailed directly to the Office of Admissions. curriculum. knowledge of and commitment to the tenets of osteopathic medicine. Board. LUCOM welcomes additional letters of support or recommendation from those who are acquainted with the student’s academic or professional ability. financial aid resources. X Lab Sem. The schedule includes interviews with faculty. Data subject to change. age or disability in the recruiting and selection of students for admission. vision and goals of LUCOM. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. national origin. administrators.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Lab Sem. the recommendations of the Admissions Committee are reviewed and acted upon by the Dean in writing to the candidate.minimum standards and are felt to advance the mission. Within 7-10 days of the interview. gender. creed. Prospective students will receive information about LU campus life. and submission of three required letters of recommendation. Admission to LUCOM is competitive. Applicants must be U. medical outreach programs.000 Supplemental Application fee: $50 Resident fees: TBD. selective and designed to advance LUCOM’s mission and vision.S. citizens or hold a Permanent Resident Visa. sexual orientation. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years prior to application Accept September 2013 MCAT scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Liberty University does not discriminate on the basis of race. including a deposit. • Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled. Hrs X 6 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: N/A Scholarships: N/A Average scholarship/grant: N/A Humanities/ X 3 Philosophy/ Theology Speech/Drama/Theater X Statistics X 3 Other r r OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. LUCOM uses a rolling admissions process and Admissions Committee decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. American Indian or Alaska Native: N/A Asian/Pacific Islander: N/A Black or African American: N/A Hispanic/Latino: N/A White: N/A Other/No Answer: N/A Regular Acceptance Notice First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: N/A Non-Science Majors: N/A Graduate degree(s): N/A Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. professionalism. All letters of recommendation must be originals on professional or college/university letterhead. 2014 B . Competitive applicants are scheduled for an on-campus interview. with interviews scheduled from September through April. Room. Rec. The secondary application is returned electronically along with the payment of a non-refundable application fee of $50. Any undergraduate major is acceptable as long as prerequisites are completed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Req. ethnicity. communication skills and personal integrity. LUCOM seeks to recruit and admit students from Virginia and the surrounding regions who are committed to serving the rural and medically underserved areas of the state and region. completion of the waiver/non-waiver statement. research opportunities. Early Decision Program (EDP) LUCOM does not have an EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. religion. Applicants will also receive a tour of the campus. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.000 Non-Resident tuition: $40. All qualified applicants are considered for admission.

Our four core Franciscan values. Finally. including the underprivileged and medically underserved. are: • Dignity of the individual • Peace and justice • Reconciliation • Responsible stewardship On March 5. Students will be required to complete two months of emergency medicine and serve a sub-intern experience in a hospital for two months. 2. The curriculum will be competency based with student assessment of learning and skills. osteopathic medicine and nursing.marian. The body is capable of self-regulation. sciences. 2010.400+ Combined Degree Programs None at this time Special Programs Post-baccalaureate Certificate and Masters of Science in BioMedical Sciences projected to start in August 2014. selfhealing.edu Website: www. and 2.Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) MU-COM Office of Enrollment Management 3200 Cold Spring Rd Indianapolis. The CORE rotations for the clinical clerkship at MU-COM are in the third year. and the interrelationship of structure and function. the student has many more electives. 3. 54 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . • Family Medicine • Internal Medicine • Pediatrics • General Surgery • Psychiatry • OBGYN • Radiology • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) • Advanced Clinical Skills In the fourth year. education. and spirit. Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity. Institutional Affiliation 2013-2014 Enrollment MU-COM is part of Marian University Total medical school enrollment: Projected at 150 Total male: Projected at 75 Total female: Projected at 75 First-year enrollment: Projected at 150 First-year male: Projected at 50% First-year female: Projected at 50% Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 2. Francis of Oldenburg. Biomedical science will have a clinical basis. 12th largest city in the United States Date Founded: 2010.or out-patient based. and growth in enrollment and fundraising. which can be hospital. Indiana. with degree programs in the arts.000 square foot structure is located on the southeast corner of the Marian University campus. 4. they will complete a public health rotation. with foundational clinical cases and group study. This facility is a signature building on campus. The body is a unit.edu/osteopathic -medical-school/ physicians who are committed to the complete healing of individuals’ bodies. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. Private Accreditation MU-COM holds provisional accreditation status by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). supportive of a premier DO educational curriculum. Marian University’s leadership recognized very early that there would be substantial congruence between these Franciscan Values and the Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine. On July 24. This institution is committed to serving the people of Indiana and to developing osteopathic physicians through research. and teaching. illuminated by prayer. IN. vibrancy of campus life. mind. continue to be Marian University’s sponsor. In studying the osteopathic profession. 2010. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is scheduled to matriculate its first class in August 2013. Marian University has achieved remarkable success in advancing the university in the areas of academic quality. the person is a unit of body. outfitted with cutting-edge technology and showcasing environmental sustainability within the context of the historic campus. as well as a rural rotation with a preceptor. The MU-COM curriculum will be modeled after recommendations contained in the Carnegie Report 2010. and health maintenance. The new 140. The Sisters of St. IN 46222 Phone: (317) 955-6297 Fax: (317) 822-6859 E-mail: apply-mu-com@marian. and dedicated to preparing osteopathic The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine is housed with the School of Nursing in the Michael A. Students will be exposed to clinical experiences in years 1 Facilities The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine is a Catholic medical institution built on the inspired vision and values of our Franciscan heritage. which will by definition be in a smaller community than Indianapolis. enhancing the Catholic and Franciscan dimension of the university community. service. They are also expected to complete a month of a community hospital experience. Courses will be system-based. Evans Center for Health Sciences. Curricular Offerings Preparatory Programs None at this time Mission Statement MU-COM’s goal is to create a quality professional education program emphasizing osteopathic training in primary care. or a public health experience with the State or City/County Health Department Setting: Description Located on 114 wooded acres six miles from downtown Indianapolis. where the expectation is to work for two weeks or more in a non-profit or faith-based organi­ zation providing support to the community in some material way. Urban. which were reaffirmed by the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates in July 2008: 1. where they will obtain a sense of the attractions of small town living and practice. the Board of Trustees approved the development of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. MU-COM designed a curriculum that promotes and measures student competencies with an emphasis on osteopathic clinical services and public service activities provided to diverse populations of individuals and cultures. and spirits. Marian University is a Catholic University dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. minds. Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. MU-COM faculty will use the 2011 National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ (NBOME) Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competencies and critical elements in creating teaching materials. business. Indianapolis. self-regulation. the Marian University Bylaws were amended by the Board of Trustees to include the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Hrs Deposit $42.Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/1/2014 * Apply early for maximum competitiveness. Rec. Room. ranging from academic records and test scores to commitment toward osteopathic medicine and service.000 $100 $1. International applicants who will require either an F-1 or J-1 Visa must contact the MU-COM Office of Enrollment Management for requirements at the time of application. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental earliest filing date: 6/1/2013 Supplemental latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements Supplemental application fee is waived if AACOMAS fee is waived. clinical rotation sites. Prospective students also receive information about the curriculum. Each admitted COM student reflects the diversity of accomplishments.24. national origin.500 Required r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Rec. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/7/2014. clinical faculty. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Normally 30 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: No Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race. sexual orientation. one from a science faculty member and one from a physician (DO or MD). including a deposit. sex. Applicants also receive a tour of the campus. Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. American Indian or Alaska Native: Projected at 1% Asian/Pacific Islander: Projected at 18% Black or African American: Projected at 2% Hispanic/Latino: Projected at 3% White: Projected at 75% Other/No Answer: Projected at 1% COM Interview Format First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: Projected at 75% Non-Science Majors: Projected at 25% Graduate degree(s): N/A MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Considered Additional comments: File must be complete to consider January MCAT. Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: No Email: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened applicants Supplemental application fee: $100 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. Applicants are invited to campus for a half-day. MU-COM uses a rolling admissions cycle and schedules applicant interviews September through April of the application year. Three letters of evaluation: one from a premedical advisor or committee. International students (non-US citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes. financial aid resources and procedures. ethnicity.500 $1.000/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: N/A OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. religion. The schedule includes multiple interviews with basic science faculty. including a deposit. 2014 55 . age or disability in the recruiting and selection of students for admission. Board.000 . according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. talents.000 Deposit due: According to AACOMAS traffic rules Additional Deposit: $2. or community physicians. Lab Sem. Hrs X 8 X Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2013-2014 tuition. gender. MU-COM attracts the best and brightest students each year. The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on a number of criteria. A bachelor’s degree and the MCAT are required for admission.000 $42. color. interests and backgrounds valued by MU-COM. administrators. “Minimum Technical Standards Certification” form. Data subject to change. creed.000 Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: N/A Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: N/A NOTE: MU-COM will matriculate the first class of 150 students in August 2013. They also demonstrate academic excellence. and residency programs affiliated with MU-COM. Books & Living Costs: $22. X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other Est. X Lab Sem. research opportunities. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Early Decision Program (EDP) MU-COM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions.

DO/MPH – Joint DO/MPH degree in conjunction with the Michigan State University Program in Public Health. non-academic information and two completed evaluations forms.com. The college fully prepares osteopathic physicians to respond to public need in a dynamic health care environment. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 6/11/2014 International students (non-U. 130 parks. Genetics. • Classes begin in late June with an intensified gross anatomy class. 6 Physical Sciences. supplemental by 8/19/2013. Recommended: Completed AACOMAS application no later than 7/19/2013.msu. EARLY application is essential. Pharmacology and Toxicology. and systems biology.edu Website: www. museums. Supplemental Application Requirements Special Programs • Masters in Epidemiology • Masters in Public Health • International Medicine Programs: Broad. and numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities. Institutional Affiliation Michigan State University 56 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Within two blocks you find the Detroit Public Library.edu/Admissions/Dual_Degree_ Programs/DO_PhD. • The DMC site is located on the campus of the Detroit Medical Center in “midtown” Detroit. Clinical rotations begin July 1 of the third year.S. 8 Biology. informal atmosphere combined with access to the resources of a Big 10 campus. clinical skills. latest filing date: 2/11/2014 Cumulative and science GPA of 2.252 Total male: 678 Total female: 574 First-year enrollment: 319 First-year male: 180 First-year female: 139 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 48.admissions@hc. • Pre-clerkship Program integrates basic sciences. offers monthly gallery walks. and has several active community theater groups. more than 35 golf courses. Fee Hall East Lansing.Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions A136 E. Clinton Township. if offered: AACOMAS waiver or description of individual reasons Supplemental app. Physiology and the interdepartmental program in Environmental Toxicology.edu/pph/ DO/PhD – DO/PhD majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. www. Detroit. Public Accreditation The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.msu. surrounded by several tertiary care hospitals and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center. varied international activities and rotations MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: No Setting: East Lansing.800 Curricular Offerings • Students may enroll in one of three different sites for their first two years. Our Statewide Campus System includes more than 20 base hospitals located throughout the state of Michigan where students complete their clinical education.htm Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $100 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions.200-acre East Lansing campus of Michigan State University includes gardens. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least 5 months prior to this school’s latest filing date. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Supplemental Application Combined Degree Programs Description The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a friendly. Macomb County has 31 miles of shoreline. The area hosts a wide variety of musical events and festivals. Microbiology and Molecular Biology. http://publichealth. MI. Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 12/2/2013 *For best consideration.70. MCAT total 20 and Minimum Subject Scores: 6 Verbal. performing arts and sports facilities and working farms. three museums. Students are assigned to one of more than 20 affiliated base hospital training sites in Michigan for the Clinical Clerkship Program in years three and four. Facilities • The 5. and the Detroit Science Center. Detroit Institute of Arts. Supplemental application includes essay. earliest filing date: 7/8/2013 Supplemental app. • The Macomb University Center site is within a 20-mile radius of seven hospitals which offer 600 osteopathic intern and resident positions. Due to rolling admission. MI. Preceptorship program during the second year provides early clinical exposure.msu.msu. Mission Statement The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to excellence in osteopathic education. Neuroscience. a major metropolitan area hospital complex and a suburban campus located within a 20-mile radius of seven hospitals. MI Preparatory Programs None Date Founded: 1969. research and service through the Statewide Campus System. Program purpose is to prepare select students for careers in biomedical research or academic medicine. MSUCOM offers state-of-the-art video conferencing and distance learning capabilities at each site. MI 48824 Phone: (517) 353-7740 Fax: (517) 355-3296 E-mail: com.com. Cell and Molecular Biology.edu/admissions 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 1.

X X Lab Sem.869 Est.com.050 Deposit due: Due to early start. you may ask your recommenders to scan and submit letters via email at com.admissions@hc. We do not require academic/ committee recommendations nor do we require that one of your recommendations be from an osteopathic physician. Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: No Other: We accept only two recommendations from individuals who know you well. Data subject to change. 50 minutes.msu. a single one-on-one interview with a faculty member. we examine your accomplishments within the context of your total life experience. Please note letters submitted without an AACOMAS ID are not downloaded. according to the following schedule: Send Letters of Recommendation by • Those accepted prior to November 1 will have until December 2 • Those accepted between November 1 and January 17 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 18 and April 11 will have 14 days • Those accepted after April 11 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/4/2013 • Latest acceptance date: 4/2/2014 • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 2 months • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Rec. For some applicants. Organic Chemistry Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance (can be waived): Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r Physics Req.470 $100 $52 $52 $1. X X X X X 3 8 8 Lab Sem. Room. 2014 57 . In each area of evaluation. Rec. Books & Living Costs: $28.edu/ Admissions/Applying/Profile_for_Success. etc. committed to service and wellversed in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. Much like the way DOs approach their patients. We use an aggressive rolling admission schedule. we invite you to tell us your story. www. including a deposit. Early application is essential.First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors MSUCOM looks for students who are academically accomplished. remainder of deadlines are all generally more generous than the AACOMAS guideline. Deposit $38.689 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. once you are invited to complete a secondary application. open file. which must include 3 hours of Biochemistry. takes place on the MSU campus. You may use individuals who have supervised you in a work or volunteer experience. Alternatively. professors. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Req.581 $80. two weeks earlier than the AACOMAS deposit guideline of December 14. Board. coaches.932/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $195. Hrs 8 3 COM Interview Format Regular Acceptance Notice Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 85% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $12.htm Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. MSU-COM does not have an early decision program.msu. In most cases. The letters must come directly from the recommender. is Interfolio and VirtualEval.edu inclusive of your full name and AACOMAS ID. Hrs 6 6 Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. decisions are made based upon review of the AACOMAS and supplemental applications. deposit deadline is December 2. Our preferred transmission method. clergy members. Additional Deposit: N/A Applied to tuition: Partially applied Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Humanities Math/Statistics Other Additional Coursework: Actual Chemistry requirement is total of 16 semester hours.664 Applicants who are notified of admission prior to November 1 are asked to respond by December 2. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 15% Black or African American: 1% Hispanic/Latino: 1% White: 69% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 13% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 86% Non-Science Majors: 14% Graduate degree(s): 9% Early Decision Program (EDP) As all candidates are urged to apply early. Applicants must be prepared to begin classes during the last full week of June.

Curriculum development at NYIT-COM is a dynamic process guided by the college’s mission to educate physicians in a continuum of medical education. Combined Degree Programs Institutional Affiliation 2012-2013 Enrollment New York Institute of Technology Total medical school enrollment: 1. and to contribute to society and to the profession by the application of new knowledge. This foundation will provide the osteopathic physician with the means to be a competent and compassionate member of the osteopathic medical profession. a stateof-the-art Doctor Patient Continuum Wing.edu/medicine DO/MS – DO/MS in Clinical Nutrition available with NYIT. Five-year program allows students to receive DO and MS degrees concurrently. legal issues and ethical concerns is fostered throughout the educational continuum. Awareness of psychosocial factors. Box 8000 Old Westbury. More than 400 interns and residents enroll in NYCOMEC programs during a typical academic year. principles and practice.nyit. from one-on-one preceptorships in physicians’ private practice to serving as team members in tertiary care hospitals. The focus is on the health care problems of the inner city and rural communities.edu/medicine Special Programs • Émigré Physicians Program (EPP) at NYIT-COM provides an opportunity for internationally trained physicians to re-train as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. Computer-assisted instruction includes a state-of-the-art Patient Simulation Facility. www. research and clinical practice.190 Total male: 555 Total female: 635 First-year enrollment: 315 First-year male: 159 First-year female: 156 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 11. 21 miles east of New York City). These programs offer outstanding opportunities for training in nationally recognized hospitals with long-standing teaching traditions.O. as well as integrating osteopathic philosophy. New York (on Long Island.New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM) New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions Northern Boulevard P. as well as through practice. NYIT-COM provides a firm educational foundation as part of a continuum of learning that includes postdoctoral education. northern New Jersey and Connecticut. www.nyit. www.nyit. An academic scholarship is awarded for the last three years of the program. and a highly advanced and specialized Institute for Clinical Setting: Old Westbury. the Doctor Patient Continuum (DPC). • International Medicine Programs: No Curricular Offerings Description NYIT-COM boasts an extensive clinical education network encompassing hospitals in New York. New York Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Suburban Date Founded: 1977. Smart Auditoriums that are fully equipped with cuttingedge presentation and recording equipment.edu/medicine/ Accreditation The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Students may choose from two curricular options: an innovative Lecture-Discussion Based (LDB) track that integrates biomedical and clinical sciences. teaching and administration. or a problembased curriculum.edu Website: nyit. NY 11568-8000 Phone: (516) 686-3747 Fax: (516) 686-3831 E-mail: comadm@nyit. along with continuous didactic “threads” delivered according to a systems-based approach. Clerkships in the third and fourth years of the continuum provide a variety of clinical exposures and experiences. Private 58 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . www. • NYIT-COM Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC) offers the largest internship program in the osteopathic profession. Integration of structural evaluation and osteopathic manipulative medicine is encouraged throughout all clerkships. whose cornerstone is small-group. case-based learning.edu/medicine DO/MBA – DO/MBA available with NYIT. Preparatory Programs None Facilities The academic campus has three advanced medical/training facilities which house a state-ofthe-art osteopathic medical laboratory. Mission Statement The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of medical practice and learning based on established science and critical thinking.000 Baccalaureate/DO – Seven-year BS/DO programs available with several colleges.edu/medicine Academic Medicine Fellowship/MS in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences: designed to prepare medical students to pursue careers in academic medicine including medical education.nyit. The college is committed to fostering careers in primary care and scholarly pursuit of new knowledge concerning human health and disease.

maturity.500 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $0 Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service r Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 92% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $600 X 6 r Behavioral Sciences X Humanities Math/Statistics Other OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $60 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. X Resident tuition: $54. Financial Aid and Faculty. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. A Bachelor’s Degree. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Hrs Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. letters of recommendation and personal interview are required. sex. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No The interview day’s activities will include: information sessions with Admissions. 2014 59 Est. X Lab Sem. Rec. latest filing date: 3/15/2014 Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Requirements Supplemental application. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. religion. Room. Board. Lab Sem. letters of recommendation from pre-medical advisory committee. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U. Rec. Meeting. which incorporates standardized patients and two human patient simulator robots.599 Supplemental Application fee: $60 Resident fees: $0 Non-Resident fees: $0 Health Insurance: can be waived Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. including integrity.S. national origin. They must also demonstrate certain personal characteristics expected of a physician. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: November 2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 30 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes Successful candidates for admission must have a thorough preparation with high academic achievements which will show evidence of the capacity to succeed in the rigorous medical education program.000 . letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician is recommended. or letters of recommendation from three faculty professors (two must be from science faculty). American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 30% Black or African American: 3% Hispanic/Latino: 7% White: 60% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 0% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 78% Non-Science Majors: 22% Graduate degree(s): 5% Early Decision Program (EDP) Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes NYCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. age or disability.300/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $180. Books & Living Costs: $25. motivation and interpersonal skills. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents.599 Non-Resident tuition: $54. Data subject to change. including a deposit. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. COM Interview Format Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. earliest filing date: 7/15/2013 Supplemental app. Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. lunch and tour with Student Ambassadors. including a deposit. MCAT. compassion. One-on-one interview with faculty and/or Alumni. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. NYCOM does not discriminate on the basis of race.Competence (ICC).

nova.cfm DO/MPH – This program requires a minimum of 42 semester hours of study. is home to Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine— the first osteopathic college established in the southeastern United States. medical sciences. Comprising the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. bachelor’s.nova.nova. the Health Professions Division has redoubled its commitment to academic excellence. Over the past 25 years. The university comprises undergraduate. NSU has more than 25. Pharmacy. Optometry.800 per year. NSU’s Health Professions Division has developed into a multi­ disciplinary academic health center of international stature. Allied Health and Nursing.huizenga. conflict resolution. graduate and professional schools of osteopathic medicine. you can anticipate a remarkable experience. and short-term stay facilities. marine biology and oceanography. Located on a beautiful 300-acre campus in Fort Lauderdale.edu/MST/biology/index. It will make you more competitive for postdoctoral training positions and more attractive to those interviewing candidates for those positions.edu Institutional Affiliation 2012-2013 Enrollment Nova Southeastern University Total medical school enrollment: 976 Total male: 603 Total female: 373 First-year enrollment: 244 First-year male: 147 First-year female: 97 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: N/A Special Programs Curricular Offerings Description The Health Professions Division. Private Accreditation Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.//undergrad. homes.Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine 3301 College Avenue P. dental medicine. NSU awards associate’s.0 GPA in each of the following Organic Chemistry. computer and information sciences. Inorganic Chemistry. A notable aspect of our clinical training program is a three-month clinical rotation at a rural setting where many residents have little access to health care. It is an enriching educational experience. answers to frequently asked questions. and location area resource links to help make your move easier. The unique curriculum provides academic and clinical training that prepares students for the “real world” of medicine. faculty and resources with other health professions students.edu/ DO/DMD: Yes The Rolling Hills Graduate Apartments. www. business and entrepreneurship. family therapy. As a student in the Health Professions Division of Nova Southeastern University. Large metropolitan area Date Founded: 1979.000. current students.or part-time basis and can be done online or onsite. barriers are broken and patient care is enhanced. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale. Its design is based on successful academic models that are carefully developed and integrated.O. bathroom and living room. Other resources include a roommate-finder service. The Health Professions Division is unique in that it has been developed as an interdisciplinary educational center from its inception. You will learn to treat various cultural and ethnic groups whose lifestyles and attitudes toward health care differ from those you will see in more traditional training sites. http. while focusing on producing compassionate and ethical lifelong learners and advocating for the health and welfare of diverse patient populations. Baccalaureate/DO: Students in both programs will receive the DO degree after four years of training at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. pharmacy. is approximately 1 mile west of the NSU main campus and houses approximately 373 graduate and doctoral students. Together as a team. including the medically underserved. master’s. psychology and counseling and family programs. $1.nova. Dental Medicine. FL. and Biology with lab http://medsciences. Residence Combined Degree Programs Setting: Fort Lauderdale-Davie. 60 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . condos. which opened in August 2008. Physics. Coursework may be taken on a full.edu/ph DO/MBA – The MBA program is available to all students who are academically in good standing and have completed the first semester of their first year. Our innovative curriculum is designed to fulfill our mission of training primary care physicians. rooms in private homes. for physicians and osteopathic medical students at the highest achievable level of excellence in an environment that supports research and scholarly activity. with a student body of more than 2. humanities. law. interdisciplinary studies education. Off-Campus Housing Services have been established by Nova Southeastern University to provide incoming students. educational specialist. FL 33329-9905 Phone: (866) 817-4068 Fax: (954) 262-2282 E-mail: com@nsu. Each single and quad room is fully furnished and features a kitchen. The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) is a professional degree that requires four years of professional study.000 students and is the largest independent institution of higher education in Florida and the sixth largest independent institution nationally.nova. both nationally and internationally. interact and share facilities.html Facilities Mission Statement The mission of the College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide education.245 fees per year Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Eight semester hours with a 2. moving tips. The division was founded on the concept that the interdisciplinary approach to education is beneficial to students of all professions and that by preparing students to work effectively with health care providers from different fields. doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. optometry. and faculty/staff with an informational resource to assist in identifying options for rental housing near your desired NSU site location. allied health and nursing.edu Website: medicine. You will train. We provide rental listings including apartments. Other Special Programs • Osteopathic Principles & Practice Fellowship • Research Fellowship • International Medicine Programs: Yes Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program: Yes Master of Biomedical Sciences Degree Dates: August 2014 Tuition: $33. study.nova. townhouses. the distinguished faculty prepares students for an exciting career on tomorrow’s dynamic health care team. and Medical Sciences. www.edu/aboutbs. innovation and community service while expanding its mission in research and scholarship.

citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants URL: By Invitation Only Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Supplemental app. nurses. The college recieves more than 5. Board. Room. All applicants are required to take the Medical College Admission Test. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. pilots and engineers.0. The college receives more than 5. of which only 230 students are chosen. from which only 230 students are chosen. Rec. The committee on admissions recommends applicants to the Dean on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence.S.195 $50 $0 $0 N/A r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. The MCAT is required and cannot be more than three years old. Lab Sem.Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 1/15/2014 *For best consideration.71% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $12. Supplemental Application Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Requirements Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3. A letter of recommendation from the pre-professional committee is required. then three letters of evaluation: two from science professors and one from a non-science professor. earliest filing date: 6/1/2013 Supplemental app. COM Interview Format Open file one-on-one interview with two or three faculty members. other students come from successful careers. compassion and commitment to the osteopathic medical profession. Rec. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/5/2014 International students (non-U.250 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $750 Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 84. physician assistants.000 applications each year. and while many enter the college directly from an undergraduate program.415 $46. These students have varied backgrounds. Books & Living Costs: $41. teachers.172/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $205.596 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.000 applications per year. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/2012 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 30 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. including a deposit. Entering students have included pharmacists. Hrs Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. A minimum of 90 semester hours of accepted work from a regionally accredited college or university may be required for admission. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Req. These students have varied backgrounds. If such a committee does not exist. Deposit $40. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 22% Black or African American: 6% Hispanic/Latino: 15% White: 55% Pacific Islander: 1% Other/No Answer: 0% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 88% Non-Science Majors: 12% Graduate degree(s): 20% Early Decision Program (EDP) NSU-COM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. X Lab Sem. 2014 61 . leadership.754 X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics Other Est. Data subject to change. latest filing date: 3/1/2014 MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years prior to application Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: No First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes A bachelor’s degree is preferred and must be from a regionally accredited college or university. including a deposit. Biochemistry X Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. A recommendation letter from a physician is required with your application. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition.

and the Clinical Presentation Continuum (CPC).8 million volumes and over 100 research data bases. Mission Statement The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio. DO/MPH – www. and improving the health and well-being of underserved populations.000 square feet Special Programs • Research & Scholarly Advancement Fellowship Program.7/10/2013 Tuition: None Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: A minimum of one year of biology and chemistry. Only the CPC is offered at the Dublin campus. Athens or Dublin. Preference is given to rising seniors. An outstanding opportunity to learn from OU-HCOM faculty and students.ohio.ohio. embracing diversity and public service. First-year students are introduced to patient contact and care beginning in the second month of medical school. • OhioLINK. www. The PhD option will require an additional three years of study which will be completed after your second year of medical education. with preference given to rising seniors. a systems-based curriculum. Ohio 45701 Toll Free: (800) 345-1560 Phone: (740) 593-4313 Fax: (740) 593-2256 E-mail: ou-hcom@ohio. Program Details: An academic year that includes upper level and graduate level biological sciences along with other coursework relevant to the practice of medicine. the OU-HCOM community commits itself to: providing a clinically integrated.ohio.ohiou.oucom.oucom. OU-HCOM was created in 1975 to help alleviate the state’s growing shortage of family physicians and to train doctors for chronically underserved areas. ohiou. OU-HCOM students complete their clinical rotation years at one of our 12 CORE hospitals. 28 affiliated teaching hospitals and hundreds of adjunct faculty and preceptors statewide afford comprehensive training opportunities. www. Both curricular tracks take a clinically integrated approach to medical education that emphasizes patient-centered care.edu/Admissions/surf.7/10/2013 Tuition: None Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Strong natural science background and research interests.htm Summer program(s): Yes Dates: 6/10/2013 . Dublin based students will be given first priority for a central Ohio hospital site.edu/pmba DO/PhD – www.ohiou. • The Dublin site is easily accessible via interstate and is located 14 miles from downtown Columbus. This nine-week summer program provides selected OU-HCOM students with an introduction to basic science and clinical research and scholarly activities under the guidance of an OU-HCOM faculty mentor. Admission to the PB program is by invitation only.edu/international Preparatory Programs Curricular Offerings Beginning in July 2014. the Patient Centered Continuum (PCC) a problem-based curriculum. with the potential for a guaranteed interview for admission to the medical school. OU-HCOM and Ohio University provide the opportunity to combine your medical education with a wide variety of masters level degrees as well as the PhD.edu/chsp/sph/academics/mph. OU-HCOM students begin their medical education experience with a five-week clinical anatomy immersion program that combines study of the musculoskeletal system with osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) instruction. Ohio.edu/coe-mm/ post-bac. • International Medicine Programs: OU-HCOM has a wealth of international and global experiences that promote personal and professional growth. Dublin.cfm DO/MBA – www. An outstanding opportunity to work with OU-HCOM biomedical science faculty.cfm DO/MHA – Online program only. OU-HCOM Athens offers two distinct curricular tracks. Some masters level programs can be completed simultaneously with your medical education. www. This new campus encompasses 65.oucom. Integral to this mission.oucom. Suburban Date Founded: 1975. a statewide library consortium. osteopathic medical education continuum for students. students may enroll in one of two campus locations.edu Institutional Affiliation Ohio University 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 512 Total male: 251 Total female: 261 First-year enrollment: 138 First-year male: 76 First-year female: 62 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 21.cob.edu/ chsp/sph/academics/mha. engages in focused research.htm Post baccalaureate program: Yes Dates: 8/26/2013 . Public Accreditation The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. and fellows.ohiou. Program Details: The Summer Scholars Program is a six-week program that provides an experience that replicates the first year of medical school. fulltime faculty at each site. with the potential for a guaranteed interview for admission to the medical school.htm Dates: 6/3/2013 . residents. www. • University Medical Associates clinic. Rural. one of the nation’s strongest Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institutions.oucom. These pre-doctoral fellowship programs add a fifth year of medical education and are focused on teaching. www. learning-centered.000 • Fellowships in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.edu/Admissions/dual-degree-do-phd. Description The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a nationally recognized leader in the education of osteopathic primary care physicians.5/13/2014 Tuition: TBD Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Candidates must have been interviewed and unsuccessful in gaining admission.ohiou. OU-HCOM offers state-of-the art videoconferencing/distance learning capabilities along with live.ohiou.Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 102 Grosvenor Hall 1 Ohio University Athens. offers access to more than 44. Ohio. OU-HCOM meets this mandate through the use of progressive curricula and the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education. research and community service. Program Details: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) is a sevenweek program that is research specific. interns. Ohio. and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities.edu Website: www. emphasizes primary care.oucom. 62 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Combined Degree Programs Setting: Athens.edu/SummerScholars Facilities • OU-HCOM provides a wireless campus with streaming video and MP3 versions of lectures.

Applicants to OU-HCOM must be U.S. Data subject to change.S. with many having advanced degrees. latest filing date: 3/15/2014 Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. including a deposit. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app.692 $40. Minimum two letters of recommendation from natural science faculty who have taught the student.418 Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance (Can be waived): Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r $27. Hrs 8 Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. color.543 r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/7/2014 International students (non-U. and is recognized as one of the healthiest cities in Ohio. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $60 Applicants will have an opportunity to indicate a campus preference on the supplemental application.e. service. Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. In addition to strong academics. Rec. and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Regional interviews are not available.186 $1. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Early Decision Program (EDP) OU-HCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. Board. religion. i.082 $60 $2. national origin. Books & Living Costs: $27. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. biology. Regular Acceptance Notice Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. Est. Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Residence The university has housing opportunities and assists students with web-based local listings. Attributes integral to a successful candidate include strong moral character. or military veteran status in its employment practices or in the provision of educational programs and services. 63 Microscope Rental r Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 98% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $2. 2014 . Candidates with three years of outstanding academic work and related experiences may also be Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Rec. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/20/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes considered. gender identity or expression. applicants should have numerous experiences that reflect maturity.500 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.. Lab Sem. with the understanding that all prerequisites must be complete prior to matriculation. clinical experience and exposure.586/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $158. physics faculty or a pre-med committee letter. sexual orientation. citizens or hold a permanent visa. X X Lab Sem. chemistry. Dublin is home to the annual Memorial Golf Tournament.186 $2. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. We welcome candidates from out-of-state and from any major. professional behavior and a commitment to integrity and compassionate care. OU-HCOM does not discriminate on the basis of race. Most candidates have their bachelor’s degree. Technology (not computer) Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $100 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $500 Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 X 6 Humanities Math/Statistics Other Additional Coursework: Additional upper level biological sciences are recommended to broaden one’s exposure to coursework that may be experienced in the medical school curriculum. has 56 developed parks. age. sex. Early submission of the AACOMAS application and all supporting secondary documents is strongly encouraged and is beneficial in the rolling admissions process. Room. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: January 2014 scores accepted if prior current scores on file. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 6% Black or African American: 9% Hispanic/Latino: 4% White: 81% Pacific Islander: included in Asian category Other/No Answer: 0% COM Interview Format First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 89% Non-Science Majors: 11% Graduate degree(s): 10% Supplemental Application Requirements Three one-on-one 30 minute interviews with members of the Selection Committee. disability.across three buildings. including a deposit. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.

the student is expected to have completed the requirements for the DO degree and the PhD degree. minutes from downtown Tulsa. The complex consists of classrooms.edu/biomedical/ index. behavioral medicine and diabetes foot care.kirkpatrick@okstate.edu Website: www. OK 74107 Phone: (918) 561-8468 Fax: (918) 561-8243 E-mail: lindsey. Supplemental app. Combined Degree Programs Description Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is focused on training doctors for helping the underserved. faculty physicians. osteopathic manipulative therapy. the OSU Center for Health Sciences campus is housed in a modern.edu/biomedical/index. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. The Health Care Center includes 37 patient examining rooms. The final two years are the clinical science years of the DO program.okstate. with a focus on hands-on experience as well as problem-based and small-group learning. Oklahoma City and adjacent rural areas. 21 total. www. Minimum average MCAT score of 7. they are prepared to enter residencies in all medical specialty fields.544 Facilities • Located on the west bank of the Arkansas River. Students receive training in all areas of medicine. Our small class sizes foster an environment of personal attention and strong relationships with faculty and staff. the health care center serves as both a teaching clinic for students and a health care resource for the community. research scientists and other health care professionals. • OSU Physicians Network operates six area clinics including the OSU Health Care Center. www.healthsciences. latest filing date: 3/1/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements Minimum GPA of 3. a medical bookstore and a medical library. four-building complex on 16 acres. radiology lab.S. Metropolitan Area Date Founded: 1972: Public Accreditation Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Setting: Tulsa. OK. lecture halls. Five-year degree program. Mission Statement Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences educates and trains osteopathic physicians.cfm Supplemental Application Fee: $40 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions.okstate. resident physicians and osteopathic medical students treat a large and varied patient load. Letter of recommendation from premedical advisory committee.Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) OSU-CHS Office of Admissions 1111 W. The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences offers graduate and dual degree programs including: • DO/PhD Biomedical Sciences • DO/MS Biomedical Sciences • MS Biomedical Sciences • MS Forensic Sciences • MS/NAS Health Care Administration • MFSA in Forensic Science Administration • International Medicine Programs: No Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants URL: www. cfm Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. and houses a women’s health center. The third and fourth years are composed of clinical rotations.cfm DO/PhD – This dual degree. a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician.edu First-year male: 58 First-year female: 56 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 25. DO/MS – Dual degree in osteopathic medicine and biomedical sciences. At the end of the six years. 2012-2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 394 Total male: 214 Total female: 180 First-year enrollment: 114 Preparatory Programs None 64 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . News and World Report for 2013. and offers services in general health care. which take place at hospitals in Tulsa. if offered: AACOMAS waiver. basic and clinical science teaching laboratories.cfm DO/MBA – Dual degree in osteopathic medicine and business administration.edu/student/ admissions/application_components. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Supplemental Application Special Programs Institutional Affiliation OSU-CHS is a branch campus of the Oklahoma State University system. Five-year degree program. with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahoma. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/5/2014 International students (non-U. earliest filing date: 6/15/2013 Supplemental app. psychiatry. and the second year emphasizes case-based learning and problem solving as it relates to conditions seen in primary care environments.healthsciences. with additional emphasis on osteopathic manipulation. Although 66 percent of graduates enter primary care. break-out rooms.healthsciences.okstate.S. A letter of verification from AACOMAS will be required.healthsciences. At this comprehensive clinic. six-year program is an excellent education option for students who wish to pursue careers in medical research and/or academic medicine. at least two of whom teach science.okstate. student learning center and physician offices. research and dissertation of the PhD program.0. In addition.0.healthsciences. or letters of recommendation from three faculty members. research areas.okstate. www. OSU-COM was named the Most Popular Medical School by U. The middle two years are graduate study. offices. Students may opt to fulfill clinical rotation requirements at various medical institutions across the country. Curricular Offerings The OSU-COM spiral curriculum is studentcentered. Located on six acres one-half mile south of the main campus. 17th Street Tulsa. The first year focuses on biomedical sciences.edu/college/degrees/ do_mba. The first two years are the basic science years of the DO program.

Two-on-one (1 DO and 1 PhD) 35-minute interview. Non-U. X Lab Sem. Books & Living Costs: $24. Hrs X 8 X Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. Board. including a deposit.572 $40 $1. The admissions committee recommends applicants for admission.459 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. The college is looking for demonstrated scholarship.000/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $188. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: October 2013 • Latest acceptance date: August 2014 • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Requests for deferred entrance considered: No Final selection of candidates to be offered admission is made by the Dean. including preprofessional academic achievement. race. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Preference is given to applicants from Oklahoma. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for admission. citizens who do not have a permanent resident visa (“green card”) at the time of application cannot be considered for admission. data obtained in the on-campus interview and student motivation for a career in osteopathic medicine. 2014 65 . the college considers all factors.148 N/A r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. MCAT results. Rec.224 r Est.MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Early Decision Program (EDP) OSU-COM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions.127 $43. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Physics Non-Science Course College English Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $100 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: Yes Refundable by: 4/15/2014 X 6 Behavioral Sciences Humanities Math/Statistics Other Additional Coursework: At least one upperdivision (3000-4000 level) science course is required for admission. First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 85% Non-Science Majors: 15% Graduate degree(s): 15% First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors In recommending candidates for admission. The college considers applications for admission from all qualified candidates without regard to age. Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 89% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $12.148 $1. including a deposit. Lab Sem. Room. Rec. Organic Chemistry Deposit $22.S. aptitude and motivation for admission to the program. Additional recommended courses include Histology and Anatomy. American Indian or Alaska Native: 9% Asian: 5% Black or African American: 4% Hispanic/Latino: 4% White: 78% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 0% COM Interview Format Open file (excluding all reference to GPA and MCAT). gender. national origin or disability. Data subject to change. evaluations from pre-professional committees and osteopathic physicians. religion.

• Cadwell Student Center is a 10. work and serve in the communities in which they have received their medical education experiences. Years I and II are on the Yakima campus. faculty.edu Accreditation Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). PNWU-COM utilizes community-based hospitals and physician preceptor clinics for an integral part of the clinical education in regional campus sites throughout the Pacific Northwest.. Non-school sponsored international medical mission trips are available for students to participate in during years I-III. OR. clinic. research facilities.e. community clinical experience. Year I is an integrative basic science curriculum and Year II is an application-oriented systems curriculum. Library and Technology Services. and must submit a copy of the federal financial aid SAR along with a letter explaining their extenuating circumstances. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Supplemental Application Combined Degree Programs Mission Statement Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences educates and trains health care professionals with osteopathic values and conducts research to provide quality care to communities of the Pacific Northwest. Special Programs Setting: Yakima. offering an excellent osteopathic medical education. Preparatory Programs None 66 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/15/2014 *For best consideration. development. Washington. Suite 202 Yakima. Facilities • Butler-Haney Hall is a 68. PNWUCOM will assist students in their search for appropriate.edu Website: www.edu Supplemental Application Fee: $85 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. Academic Support. Years III and IV are spent in regional sites throughout the Pacific Northwest five-state region. WA 98901 Toll free: (866) 329-0521 Phone: (509) 452-5100 Fax: (509) 452-5101 E-mail: admission@pnwu. The applicant must have received an AACOMAS fee waiver. Institutional Affiliation 2012-2013 Enrollment Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Total medical school enrollment: 300 Total male: 158 Total female: 142 First-year enrollment: 75 First-year male: 34 First-year female: 41 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 300 Residence Curricular Offerings Description Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM) is dedicated to attracting men and women from communities of the Pacific Northwest region (i. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. Supplemental app. WA. Private non-profit International Medicine Programs: Students may spend elective time during the fourth year at an international rotation site that is approved by the Director for Clinical Rotations.Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM) Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine 111 University Parkway. ft. DO/MPH – An online MPH degree program is offered by Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine to qualified PNWU osteopathic medical students. The small class size encourages student involvement in many aspects of the university: student/faculty interaction. Year III and IV consist of clinical rotations in hospital. medically underserved areas. and rural or underserved areas throughout the United States. a large teaching lab for osteopathic manipulative medicine. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. and Yakima campus staff. the PNWU-COM educational program is tailored to meet the unique needs of patients in rural. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/5/2014 International students (non-U. latest filing date: 4/1/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements The PNWU-COM Admissions Committee will review files only after all of the following materials have been received: • A complete AACOMAS application.000 sq. The PNWU-COM curriculum is carefully constructed to thoroughly prepare graduates for practice in any setting or specialty. Mid-Sized Urban Date Founded: 2005.pnwu. and a large clinical skills area for patient simulation and standardized patient interaction. state-of-theart facility with a large auditorium and numerous classrooms for large. affordable housing. activities. The college focuses on medical education utilizing the osteopathic principles and practices in the training of a new generation of physicians who will be encouraged to live. if offered: Fee waiver requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. and is home to the COM Dean. a spacious gross anatomy laboratory for pro-section and dissection. student lounge and study space. and community service. • A nonrefundable supplemental application fee.and small-group interaction. and private practice settings and include required didactic sessions. • A letter of recommendation from each of the following: »» A physician (preferably a DO who is a member of the AOA).000 sq. including official MCAT scores and a complete PNWU-COM supplemental application. Butler-Haney is designed with technology that enhances the student learning environment. The curriculum includes: • Use of standardized patients • Integrated Osteopathic Principles and Practice • Human patient simulators • Student to cadaver ratio of 4:1 Students must secure their own housing. supported by a regional dean. Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants URL: www. ft.pnwu. In addition. ID. facility with classrooms. particularly rural and underserved populations. MT and AK). coordinator.S.

race.33% Black or African American: 2. a second physician or science faculty may be substituted. drug screening. Books & Living Costs: $22.and second-year students. Applicants will receive a tour of the facilities and meet with current first. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. leadership. 2014 67 . Hrs 12 PNWU-COM requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants must be U. Montana.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: N/A Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 92. COM Interview Format PNWU-COM uses a rolling admissions cycle and schedules applicant interviews October through April of the application year. Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Other: E-mail or fax from recommender. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. maturity.33% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 76% Non-Science Majors: 24% Graduate degree(s): 9. Washington and rural or medically underserved areas of the United States will be given preference in order to meet the mission of PNWU-COM. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Early Decision Program (EDP) PNWU-COM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents.924 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. and financial aid.546/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $208. scholastic achievement. religion. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes The College considers all applicants for admission without respect to age. Applicants from Alaska.33% First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. commitment and suitability to succeed in the study of osteopathic medicine.5% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $5. record of community service. Oregon. Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X 8 X 8 X 8 Req. Rec. • Recommendations must be written within the two years prior to making application.700 N/A $85 $0 N/A N/A r r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. marital status. ethnicity. Lab Sem.33% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 1. Deposit $46. Idaho. and »» A pre-medical source (a pre-med advisor or committee).745 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics Other Additional Coursework: 4 credits of Organic Chemistry may be substituted with Biochemistry. Applicants are invited to campus for interviews and will receive information on the curriculum. including a deposit.33% White: 69. Est. A criminal background check. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 21. Any undergraduate major is acceptable as long as prerequisites are passed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university. Regular Acceptance Notice MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: June 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: PNWU-COM looks at the highest combined score for an MCAT taken. sexual orientation. color.S. citizens or hold a permanent resident visa. Applicants are considered on their intellectual ability. If a pre-medical source is not available. Data subject to change. completion of physical. Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. clinical rotations. disabilities or national origin. including a deposit. creed. Rec. gender. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. X X Lab Sem. Board.67% Hispanic/Latino: 5. Room.»» A science faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s academic work. • All candidates must meet health and technical standards as outlined in the PNWU Student Catalog. sex. and immunization records will be required for matriculation to the university.

Private Accreditation Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. DO/MS – Five-year dual degree programs with concentrations in biomedical sciences. Urban Supplemental application and $50 fee. Joseph’s University in Health Care Ethics.pcom. Program Details: The PCOM graduate program in biomedical sciences presents a broad content base in the basic biomedical sciences. PA 19131 Toll free: (800) 999-6998 Phone: (215) 871-6700 Fax: (215) 871-6719 E-mail: admissions@pcom. Application Information Combined Degree Programs Description PCOM is committed to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth through teaching and research. with a strong emphasis on human medicine and clinical applications. PA. neuromuscular science.Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine PCOM Office of Admissions 4170 City Avenue Philadelphia.091 Total male: 542 Total female: 549 First-year enrollment: 268 First-year male: 135 First-year female: 133 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. minutes from Center City and the historical area. The City Avenue site provides a true college campus atmosphere for students. An osteopathic medical education at PCOM will give you a strong foundation for pursuing any specialty or subspecialty of your choice. MCAT Date Founded: 1899. DO/PhD – Six/seven-year program in Health Policy with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental application earliest filing date: Upon Availability Supplemental application latest filing date: 3/15/2014 Mission Statement Supplemental Application Requirements Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to the education of students in medicine. student lounges. Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years or less Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: Applicants are encouraged to take the MCAT as early as possible. all undergraduate pre-professional science requirements must be completed. DAT. PCOM students receive hundreds of instructional hours in two amphitheaters which have the latest in teaching technology including linkage to Internet resources. official scores from one of the following: MCAT. health and behavioral sciences. premedical advisor. Individual faculty letters do not fulfill this requirement. PCOM is committed to helping each of its students choose a career that matches their specific talents and interests. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Supplemental Application Special Programs • A two-year program which leads to an MS in one of four concentrations. and to the well-being of the community through leadership and service.pcom. commitment to a career in health professions. with courses in Primary Patient Skills and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Joseph’s University. OAT or GRE.edu Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. www.edu 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 1. or the Dean of the college granting the undergraduate degree. doctors’ offices. The college fosters the growth of the osteopathic profession by training physicians through programs of study guided by osteopathic medical tradition. but not required. “Doctors from Day One” gives students clinical exposure from the beginning of medical school.and fourth-year students are directly involved in patient care. and hospitals in more than 95 affiliated teaching sites. concept and practice. Scores older than three years will not be considered. Setting: Philadelphia.edu • International Medicine Programs: Medical students may include an elective international rotation during their fourth year. basketball and racquetball courts and a rooftop deck suitable for hockey. Third. a 55. Send Letters of Recommendation by Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes E-mail: Yes 68 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Letter of evaluation from the premedical committee. The degree tracks provide coursework in the major medical basic science subjects to enhance preparation for a career in the health sciences. DO/MPH – Five-year dual degree program with Temple University in public health. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date: 2/1/2014 Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U.edu • PCOM offers a five-year Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine fellowship. Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Scores older than three years are not acceptable.pcom. basketball and shuffleboard. www. PCAT.pcom.526 Preparatory Programs None Facilities Curricular Offerings An integrated systems approach provides firstand second-year students with a generalist education. DO/MBA – Five-year dual degree program with St. Letter of evaluation from an osteopathic physician is strongly advised. working in ambulatory care facilities.edu Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants via email only URL: www.000 square foot Student Activities Center includes exercise equipment. DO/MA – Five-year dual degree program with St. recreation areas. All facilities are equipped for students with disabilities and all classrooms and study areas support wireless Internet access. www. Small classrooms are available for group study and conferences.edu Website: pcom. Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required. DO/PhD – Six/seven-year program in Cell and Molecular Biology with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.S. forensic medicine and psychology.

Rec. including a deposit.5% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 85% Non-Science Majors: 15% Graduate degree(s): 29% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. compassion and service to the field of osteopathic medicine.965 $50 $725 $725 $4. Biochemistry is not required.Regular Acceptance Notice Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. maturity and sense of dedication point to a productive life as an osteopathic physician. sexual orientation. and generally lasts about one half-hour. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. on a case-by-case basis. Lab Sem. The Admissions Committee is looking for applicants who bring passion. X X Lab Sem. Room.500 Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 88.965 $42. ancestry. disability. Est. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: (single coverage) Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $250 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $1. 2014 69 .2% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $4. and have demonstrated these qualities in their background and preparation for medical school. We seek well-rounded. The policy applies in recruitment and admission of students. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores and a personal interview with the committee. Data subject to change. activities and services of the college. Acceptance by the Faculty Committee on Admissions is based on the applicant’s fulfillment of undergraduate course requirements. Rec. Early Decision Program (EDP) PCOM does not have an EDP.150 X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other Additional Coursework: PCOM requires 3 credits of English Composition and 3 credits of English Literature.6% Black or African American: 5. This policy is also followed in the operation of all other programs. AACOMAS traffic guidelines are followed for the remainder of the admissions cycle. It is an open file interview with laptops. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 5.2% Hispanic/Latino: 1. as well as scholarship and loan programs.8% White: 69. Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. marital status or any other legally protected status.8% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 17. Molecular Biology X Deposit $42. employment of faculty and staff. including a deposit. PCOM conducts a panel interview that includes the applicant. Books & Living Costs: $21. religion. grade point average. COM Interview Format Interviews begin in September and continue until the end of March. an osteopathic physician and another member of the Admissions Committee. national origin.430/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $195. leadership. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 13 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date:10/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Applicants admitted during the fall have until 12/15/2013 to remit a $250 non-refundable deposit. race. gender. but is strongly recommended. achievementorientated persons whose character.056 r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Board. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Admission to PCOM is competitive and selective. PCOM policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age. Hrs X X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. color. creed. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.663 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.

edu Institutional Affiliation PCOM 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 442 Total male: 241 Total female: 201 First-year enrollment: 135 First-year male: 71 First-year female: 64 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. premedical advisor or the Dean of the college granting the undergraduate degree. but not required. The Georgia Campus seeks to retain graduate osteopathic physicians. Supplemental Application Requirements Georgia Campus-PCOM graduated its inaugural class of 78 students in May 2009. Letter of evaluation from an osteopathic physician is strongly advised. GA 30024 Toll Free: (866) 282-4544 Phone: (678) 225-7500 Fax: (678) 225-7526 E-mail: gaadmissions@pcom. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 13 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days 70 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental application earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental application latest filing date: 3/15/2014 Description Special Programs • MS: A two-year program which leads to an MS in one of four concentrations. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date: 2/1/2014 Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U. ambulatory care sites and local practicing physicians in an effort to provide strong clinical training opportunities for students in their third and fourth years. The degree tracks provide coursework in the medical basic science subjects. Preparatory Programs None Regular Acceptance Notice Facilities The 25-acre Georgia campus is located in Gwinnett County. all undergraduate preprofessional science requirements must be completed. with a strong emphasis on human medicine and clinical applications. Georgia Campus has developed relationships with hospitals. as well as the Department of Education (PA) and NPEC Georgia. scientists and other health care professionals in the Southeast and to advance the osteopathic profession to serve the health needs of the region. Georgia. “Doctors from Day One” gives students clinical exposure from the beginning of medical school.edu/admissions/admissions. PCAT.pcom. Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants URL: www. MCAT Mission Statement The primary focus of Georgia Campus-PCOM is to recruit and educate students from Georgia and the surrounding states. concept and practice. with courses in Primary Patient Skills and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. individual study areas and lounge areas all help to provide a well-rounded experience for students. Scores older than three years will not be considered. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. numerous small-group teaching classrooms and a large anatomy lab. Send Letters of Recommendation by Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes E-mail: Yes Setting: Suwanee. official scores from one of the following – MCAT. commitment to a career in health professions. Scores older than three years are not acceptable. • International Medicine Programs: Medical students may include an elective international rotation in their fourth year. including a deposit. Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Oldest MCAT considered: 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: Applicants are encouraged to take the MCAT as early as possible. a clinical learning lab with standardized and simulated patient experiences and an information commons with extensive digital reference and textbook resources.edu Website: pcom. Supplemental application and $50 fee. Letter of evaluation from the premedical committee.526 All run on a wireless network. Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required. Application Information Curricular Offerings An integrated systems approach provides firstand second-year students with a generalist education. OAT or GRE. The College is dedicated to educating osteopathic medical students and serving the health care needs of the people in Georgia and the Southeast by providing a program of medical study guided by osteopathic medical tradition. Its stateof-the-art facilities offer students an excellent lab for osteopathic principles and practice. A wellequipped fitness center. Instructional space also includes two large classrooms.Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Coordinator 625 Old Peachtree Road NW Suwanee. Graduates are encouraged to remain in the South and practice among underserved populations where they will have the most impact. DAT. Suburban Date Founded: 2004.html Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Supplemental Application Combined Degree Programs DO/MBA – Five-year dual degree program with Brenau University. Program Details: The PCOM graduate program in biomedical sciences presents a broad content base in the basic biomedical sciences. Private Accreditation Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Higher Education Commission of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Individual faculty letters do not fulfill this requirement. 35 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Rec. as well as scholarship and loan programs. Deposit $42. This policy is also followed in the operation of all other programs. achievement-oriented persons whose character. Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X 8 X X 8 Req. Board. Data subject to change.• Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Applicants admitted during the fall have until 12/15/13 to remit a $250 non refundable deposit. We seek well-rounded. activities and services of the college. Lab Sem. on a case-by-case basis First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%.430/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $191.211 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.500 Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 91. Rec. Hrs X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other Additional Coursework: Georgia PCOM requires 3 credits of English Composition and 3 credits of English Literature. marital status or any other legally protected status. grade point average. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. Acceptance by the Faculty Committee on Admissions is based on the applicant’s fulfillment of undergraduate course requirements. Biochemistry is not required. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 9. leadership. Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: single coverage Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $250 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $1. compassion and service to the field of osteopathic medicine. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores and a personal interview with the committee.6% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $4. Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes.6% Black or African American: 10. Books & Living Costs: $21. creed.74% White: 57% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 22% Early Decision Program (EDP) GA-PCOM does not have an EDP.37% Hispanic/Latino: . and have demonstrated these qualities in their background and preparation for medical school. disability. 2014 71 .965 $50 $750 $750 $4. AACOMAS traffic guidelines are followed for the remainder of the admissions cycle. sexual orientation. national origin. First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 76% Non-Science Majors: 24% Graduate degree(s): 29% COM Interview Format Interviews begin in September. but is strongly recommended. religion. gender. employment of faculty and staff.056 r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Georgia Campus–PCOM conducts a panel interview that includes the applicant. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry The Admissions Committee is looking for applicants who bring passion. Hrs X X 8 First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Admission to GA-PCOM is competitive and selective. Room. The policy applies in recruitment and admission of students. PCOM policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age.048 Est. ancestry. X X Lab Sem. an osteopathic physician and another member of the Admissions Committee. and generally lasts about one half-hour. Req. and continue until the end of March. including a deposit. race. It is an open file interview with laptops. maturity and sense of dedication point to a productive career as an osteopathic physician.965 $42.

a structured and supported rural medicine program. The auditoriums. holistic and culturally competent osteopathic medical care to their patients. Parker. A state-of-the-art 145. solve clinical problems and develop the skills they will require to continue to learn throughout their career. which gives them the opportunity to prepare for the “real world” of medicine.000 sq. RVUCOM continually correlates basic scientific information and methodology with fundamental clinical application. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. competencies and confidence. We are committed to producing graduates who not only are knowledgeable and skilled. Students are exposed to clinical settings in their first semester. The innovative curriculum is designed to fulfill our mission of training students who are competent and ready to enter graduate medical education and training. whose lifestyles. basic biomedical science disciplines are integrated with clinical sciences in a fashion that reflects clinical relevancy. compassionate. if offered: AACOMAS waiver. but who also are ethical.0 science and overall GPA. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Supplemental Application Mission Statement Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to the education of osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine. an osteopathic approach to medicine. philosophy and heritage and will become well-rounded physicians equipped to meet the needs of patients today and into the future.edu Accreditation Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Chambers Rd. is the training of students who are committed to entering community-based and primary care disciplines to meet the needs of those who are underserved or disadvantaged in Colorado and the Mountain West Region. latest filing date: 4/15/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements • To be eligible to receive a supplemental application. The fee is non-refundable and non-waivable (except if the applicant provides documentation Setting: Parker.rvu. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/22/2014 (tentative) International students (non-U. Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/15/2014 *For best consideration. our students will be qualified to enter any medical specialty. 2012–2013 Enrollment Combined Degree Programs None Total medical school enrollment: 618 Total male: 336 Total female: 282 First-year enrollment: 161 First-year male: 94 First-year female: 67 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 618 Special Programs Educational Tracks offered in: • Military Medicine • Global Medicine • Rural/Wilderness Medicine Curricular Offerings • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Degree. It emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration. In utilizing a systems approach to medical education. Our emphasis. • Students are placed at one of our regional centers throughout the state to ensure continuity and coordination of clinical education within RVU’s vast and growing clinical training network. and study and learning areas of the college have been engineered to develop a positive learning environment. • The design of the curriculum is based on successful integrated academic models. • A notable aspect of the clinical program is a required two-month rotation in a rural practice setting. however.Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 8401 S. RVUCOM students learn to treat various patients Preparatory Programs None Facilities Description Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) was founded to educate osteopathic physicians and prepare them to meet the diverse needs of their patients.edu Website: www. with an emphasis on preparing students to become primary care physicians. RVUCOM has designed and equipped a standardized patient lab that is based on the requirements established for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners as well as the United States Medical Licensing Examination. and more importantly. Colorado. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. MCAT scores cannot be lower than 6 in any category. candidates’ AACOMAS application must reflect a minimum 3. It is our goal and standard that upon graduation. Suburban Date Founded: 2006.S. we will strengthen the students’ ability to think critically. It is our goal that all RVUCOM students will respect the traditions of osteopathic principles. CO 80134 Phone: (720) 875-2800 Fax: (720) 875-2897 E-mail: admissions@rvu. laboratories. Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. foot educational facility has been constructed to advance the education of RVUCOM students and graduates. guiding students to develop a holistic. rather than broken down artificially into individual disciplines. and a mission to educate the finest osteopathic physicians possible. An extensive simulator laboratory and computer graphics programs are available to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge. practices and attitudes toward health care differ from those seen in more traditional training sites. Supplemental app. hospitals and health care systems. compassionate. • The supplemental application fee is $50. • RVUCOM has a dedicated faculty. RVUCOM students participate in providing health care to medically underserved and indigent patients in rural clinics throughout the state of Colorado and the Mountain West Region. established affiliations with medical centers. We believe that by adding early clinical exposure and active learning in a team or small-group setting early in the curriculum. Private 72 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Professionalism and ethics are key components for a physician and are emphasized throughout the entire curricular experience at RVUCOM. skills. holistic and patient-centered. and who demonstrate integrity and professionalism in their lives while providing ethical.

non-disqualifying disability.000 Deposit Due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other Additional Coursework: Students are encouraged to take additional coursework including: Anatomy/ Physiology.000 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. with proof of other insurance Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: 1st deposit: $250.686 $44. To complete their file. Board. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 Applicants must be U. Criminal background check and a drug screen are required for accepted students. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r *Students may opt out. 35-minute interview with twomember panel. COM Interview Format Low-stress. religion or creed. including a deposit. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. serviceoriented individuals who can complete an academically rigorous curriculum and will help the college fulfill its mission. A letter of recommendation from a physician (DO or MD) is required along with a committee/advisor letter (two letters from science instructors may be substituted in the event the university does not have a pre-health advisor or Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Genetics.00 science and overall GPAs and no individual score lower than a 6 on any section of the MCAT. 2014 . Biochemistry. scholarship and loan programs or other schooladministered programs. color. Rec. X Lab Sem. RVUCOM seeks well-rounded. Lab Sem. Hrs X 12 3 X Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition.826* RVUCOM has developed a 3-tiered deposit structure designed to provide accepted candidates with ample time to make an informed decision on which school will best meet their needs. for extreme situations only committee). by subject in semester hours: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Supplemental applications will be sent only to candidates possessing a minimum of 3. sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin to all the rights. American Indian or Alaska Native: 2% Asian: 5% Black or African American: 0% Hispanic/Latino: 3% White: 84% Pacific Islander: 2% Other/No Answer: 4% Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 88% Non-Science Majors: 12% Graduate degree(s): 18% Regular Acceptance Notice Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. the highest composite score will be considered. Data subject to change. 73 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: TBD Scholarships: Please contact the student financial services office for specific information. Prerequisite information. In the event the applicant attends a university which does not have an advisor. provided no individual scores are below a 6. Books & Living Costs: $27.S. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule. programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.060/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $199. and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies. race. Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents.• • • • that they have been awarded an AACOMAS waiver). two (2) letters from science instructors may be substituted. Applicants are also required to provide a letter of recommendation from a physician (a letter from a DO is preferred). Average scholarship/grant: Please contact the student financial services office for specific information. citizens or permanent residents. supplemental application and letters of recommendation. 3rd deposit: $1. • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/13/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes. Microcellular Biology. Est. 2nd deposit: $750. Rec. Molecular Biology X Deposit $44. Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a pre-health advisor or committee. and Biostatistics. privileges. RVUCOM assures equal opportunity to all students and applicants. Interviewers have access to personal statement. admissions policies. including a deposit. Early Decision Program (EDP) EDP available for: Both residents and non-residents EDP applications due (must be received from AACOMAS): 9/6/2013 Supplemental materials due: 9/20/2013 Applicants notified: 10/25/2013 First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: April 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Additional Comments: In the event of multiple scores. All candidates must meet health and technical standards as outlined in the university catalog to be admitted and to participate in the medical education programs of RVUCOM. Room. Medical Terminology. regardless of sex. age. Academics have been prescreened and will be evaluated post interview by the admissions committee.686 $50 $756 $756 $2.

Anatomy and Microbiology. such as Harlem. increase educational opportunities and deliver osteopathic medical services in a variety of community settings. Setting: New York City. but rental housing is available in the Harlem and NYC area. Biochemistry. • Cafeteria service is available. • State-of-the-art research facilities • Clinical sites are located throughout the NYC metropolitan area. ext. The curriculum is a lecture-based format which focuses on core basic medical sciences. and participating in community service. Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $200 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions.edu/med Students learn the latest strategies for the management and treatment of patients in a broad range of social and economic settings.230 Residence Housing is not provided.tourocom@touro. local schools and other colleges and universities to promote the study of medicine. Application Information Description The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and to training physicians who are committed to practicing in underserved communities.tourocom@ touro. Professors present at “smart podiums” accommodating any electronic format. The lab is temperature controlled. latest filing date: 4/21/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements • Supplemental applications are sent to students after they have been pre-screened by Admissions.S. Facilities • The medical school buildings in central Harlem are across the street from the famous Apollo Theatre.edu • International Medicine Programs: No Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 4/1/2014 *For best consideration. • TouroCOM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 2589. E-mail: masters. encouraging research and scholarly activity. • Lecture halls and classrooms are equipped to accommodate laptop computers. Other international students are required to provide proof of their I-20 status or begin application to obtain the I-20. the school emphasizes the promotion of wellness from prenatal through geriatric care. Dean of Students (646) 981-4518 Fax: (212) 851-1183.edu Website: www. There are Striker Cameras located throughout the lab. • The OMM lab on the second floor has hydraulic tables. interactive labs and small learning groups. Boulevard. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. TouroCOM’s pre-clinical curriculum uses an integrated. NY—Harlem. Students finishing this Masters Program with a 3.touro. • Letter of recommendation from premedical advisory committee or from two science professors. TouroCOM is committed to identifying and recruiting students who have specific interest in practicing in underserved communities. earliest filing date: 9/1/2013 Supplemental app. Urban (rural opportunities available) Date Founded: 2006. • There are breakout rooms adjacent to the amphitheatres for student study. Histology. 74 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . This is a full-time. as well as lectures on clinical medicine. NY 10027 Phone: Director of Admissions (212) 851-1199. encourage continuing development. TouroCOM functions as an integral part of the New York City/Harlem community and works with the community. In addition to focusing on primary care. Combined Degree Programs None Special Programs MS .Masters of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York (TouroCOM-NY) Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine– New York Office of Admissions 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. system-based format that incorporates multiple learning strategies such as lecture format. This documentation is provided to our Registrar department. with easy access by train and subway. • The beautiful glass library houses computers with extensive electronic offerings. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Asylum applicants will provide documentation from their attorney. Institutional Affiliation 2012–2013 Enrollment Touro College and University System Total medical school enrollment: 614 Total male: 302 Total female: 312 First-year enrollment: 135 First-year male: 72 First-year female: 63 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 19. TouroCOM places special emphasis on teaching and learning in the areas of primary care and the holistic approach to the patient. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. The college advances the osteopathic profession and serves students and society by providing an integrated educational foundation. one-year program offered at the TouroCOM of Harlem. Private/Not for Profit Accreditation • TouroCOM holds full accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Curricular Offerings Mission Statement TouroCOM is committed to preparing students to become outstanding osteopathic physicians who uphold the values. Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program: Yes See Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies above. will be granted admission into Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and will be eligible for a DO degree. Courses include Physiology. Suite 519 New York. with frequent air exchange. with wireless Internet access available throughout the building. (212) 678-1785 E-mail: admissions. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: July 2014 International students (non-U. and passing administered shelf exams. Early clinical exposures and Health Policy lectures are used to enhance the classroom curriculum to address emerging issues in health care. which handles international student affairs.5 average or above. • The cadaver lab has 44 tables.

). Applicants must be U. age or disability. In addition. Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2. citizens or hold a permanent resident visa.000 Deposit due: 1/10/2014 Additional Deposit: $1. Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Anyone interviewed on or before 12/13/2013 must respond by 1/10/2014.000 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Interview (open file. Those accepted on 1/15/2014 and going forward. COM Interview Format TouroCOM interview days have the following agenda: Review and presentation. Hrs X 8 X* Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. • Signed Technical Standards Certificate form. Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Room.961 r r r Applicants who are notified of admissions offer are asked to respond within two weeks of receiving their letter of acceptance.000 (tuition deposit) Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No (tuition deposit) Refundable by: The tuition deposit is refundable with written notice prior to the first day of class.Early Decision Program (EDP) TouroCOM has rolling admissions. two science faculty. The student must be able to present an understanding of osteopathic medicine and display a passion to become a doctor in such an environment. and a competitive MCAT score. according to the following schedule: Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2013 Latest acceptance date: See “Maximum time for applicant to accept offer” below. Financial Aid and Admission/Tour of Facility. X 6 X 6 4 Humanities Math/Statistics X Other * highly recommended Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 75% Scholarships: No Average scholarship/grant: N/A Est. X Lab Sem. national origin. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years Accept September 2013 MCAT scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice The applicant applying to TouroCOM must have earned a bachelor’s degree by no later than August 2014. and only students who meet the admissions standards are offered a supplemental application and then an interview offer. Hrs Deposit $41. The primary applications are pre-screened by the committee. Light breakfast and lunch are provided. Lab Sem. including a deposit. Board. X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. must submit materials in two weeks upon notification of acceptance. Rec. TouroCOM does not discriminate on the basis of race. The student must also submit a pre-professional committee evaluation or provide two letters of recommendation from two science faculty.552/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $200. Books & Living Costs: $30. religion.S. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 31% Black or African American: 9% Hispanic/Latino: 7% White: 53% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 0% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 67% Non-Science Majors: 33% Graduate degree(s): 3% Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. Rec. TouroCOM is looking for candidates who are interested in becoming outstanding osteopathic physicians. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. It is strongly advised that the student obtain the recommendation from a DO. which is the year of matriculation. Data subject to change. the student should have a competitive grade point average in the sciences and overall. TouroCOM also requires a non-academic letter of recommendation from a DO or MD. 30 min. sex. The interview response is within six weeks via e-mail. We are seeking students who are interested in working in urban settings. 2014 75 . First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors • Letter of recommendation from a physician (either DO or MD).000 $200 N/A N/A $1. The applicant also is required to have taken the MCAT examination within three years of the date of the AACOMAS application.000 $41.

University of Nancy in France. gymnasium and fully equipped exercise/weight room. Setting: Mare Island. CA. CA 94592 Phone: (707) 638-5270 CA Toll Free: (888) 880-7336 Outside CA: (888) 887-7336 Fax: (707) 638-5250 E-mail: admit@tu. • International Medicine Programs: International rotations are available in places such as Tanzania. recreational.edu/com Supplemental Application Fee: $100 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions.tu. Buck Institute. students must submit an MPH application and transcripts of all colleges previously attended. These options include an Accelerated MPH degree program. Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants URL: http://admissions. cultural and community-service activities are offered to bring breadth to what can be a rigorous and intensely focused curricular life. interactive labs and small-group learning. Details are available on our website (http://admissions. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Supplemental Application Combined Degree Programs Description TUCOM-CA is located in the northeast part of San Francisco Bay. This application is available on-line.edu Website: www. UC Davis. UC Berkeley. Vallejo. typically first part of June. The pre-clinical curriculum uses an integrated. latest filing date: 4/15/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements • Complete the primary application with AACOMAS. Mission Statement TUCOM-CA prepares students to become outstanding osteopathic physicians who uphold the values. The university occupies a spectacular 44-acre site on Mare Island.edu/mph for Public Health. which is only 40 minutes from downtown San Francisco. and drug design and delivery.tu. TUCOM-CA’s code number is 618.tu. philos­ ophy and practice of osteopathic medicine and who are committed to primary care and a holistic approach to the patient. A copy of the AACOMAS fee waiver must be attached to the supplemental application. schedule a formal interview.tu. • Qualified applicants will be instructed to complete TUCOM’s secondary application.edu Institutional Affiliation Touro University–California is a branch campus of Touro College. Current projects include but are not limited to research into pain and OMT.450 Curricular Offerings Application Information The curriculum of TUCOM is competency-based and executed in an active learning educational environment. research and community service. University of Montreal in Canada. The college advances the profession and serves its students and society through innovative education. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes 76 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Facilities • The Office of Student Services interacts with students to promote an environment that enriches all facets of student life. • Students have access to the golf course.edu/mph Special Programs • Research is a strong component of the university. Hand-written supplemental applications are not processed. Gallo Institute.Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–California (TUCOM-CA) Touro University–California Office of Admissions Mare Island 1310 Club Drive Vallejo. if offered: AACOMAS waiver. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/15/2014 *For best consideration. and http://admissions. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U. • Submit a physician (DO or MD) letter of recommendation. and University of Illinois at Urbana. Private Accreditation Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine– California is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Accrediting Commission for Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Showa University in Japan. Early clinical exposures and medical electives are used to enhance the classroom curriculum and address the emerging issues in health care. http://admissions. only minutes away from wine country. Touro University California offers several different options designed for use as a strategy to become more competitive when applying to medical school. • A variety of social. earliest filing date: Upon invitation. The Mare Island campus provides a spacious. San Francisco Bay Area Preparatory Programs Date Founded: 1997. • Submit an evaluation from a pre-professional advisory committee or letters of recommendation from two science faculty familiar with your work. systems-based/PBL format that incorporates multiple learning strategies such as lecture. AIDS and infectious diseases. and a Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences degree program.S. No fees or deposits are required. racquetball courts. 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 540 Total male: 283 Total female: 257 First-year enrollment: 135 First-year male: 75 First-year female: 60 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. Supplemental app. and a four-hour drive from Lake Tahoe. DO/MPH – Students accepted to TUCOM-CA are eligible to declare candidacy for the dual DO/MPH. protected and tranquil environment consistent with the rigors and demands of a serious medical training facility. Ethiopia and Uruguay. New York. Start dates and tuition vary by program. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.tu. The Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) engages each student to reach a significant level of skill in OMM. an Independent MPH degree program. • If invited to do so.edu/msmhs for Medical Health Sciences). To declare the dual degree. atherosclerosis and oxidative stress diabetes. both independently and in concert with UCSF. Supplemental app.

Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Paper (Mailed) copies only. X Lab Sem. 6) Likelihood to Practice in Underserved Primary Care Areas. Asian/Pacific Islander: 34% Black or African American: 1% White: 60% Other/No Answer: 5% Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. group interview format. candidates are evaluated based upon a variety of criteria.000 $45. including the following: 1) Academic Competence. Data subject to change. Deposit $45. 2) Personal/Professional Achievements. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine– California is one of the few medical schools that pre-screens off of the primary (AACOMAS) application.edu Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r X 6 X 6 4 Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2. including a deposit. Lab Sem. 5) Experience in Health Care. COMMENTS: Deposit requirements may be found on our website: www. 2014 77 . Humanities Math/Statistics X Other r Est. 4) Creative Abilities.000 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 94% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: Information available from Financial Aid Office (http://studentservices. Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 88%% Non-Science Majors: 12% Graduate degree(s): 17% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req.810/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $230. The panel is typically composed of one clinician. All candidates are required to have obtained a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education prior to the start of the Class for which they are applying. 3) Demonstrated Leadership Skills. Additional Deposit: $1. Interviews are open file and last one hour.tuition deposit only Refundable by: Tuition deposit is refundable if cancellation is made prior to the first day of mandatory orientation.edu/financialaid) OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status at the time of application. according to the following schedule: Earliest acceptance date: October 2013 Latest acceptance date: Until class is full Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Applicants are to respond within two weeks of the date on the letter of acceptance. Throughout the application process.324 r Applicants who are notified of admissions offer are asked to respond within two weeks of receiving their letter of acceptance.000 Due 05/15/2014. tu. Hrs X 8 First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Rec. Rec. one basic science faculty member and one second-year medical student. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition.S. Applicants are required to hold U. COM Interview Format TUCOM-CA employs a panel style. Board.000 Deposit due: The non-refundable Acceptance Deposit is due within 2 weeks of the date on the Letter of Acceptance. Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: Yes .tu. Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes Early Decision Program (EDP) TUCOM-CA does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. Books & Living Costs: $30. Room. The qualifying bar is reviewed every year.000 $100 N/A N/A $3.

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM)
Touro University–Nevada 874 American Pacific Drive Henderson, Nevada 89014
Phone: (702) 777-1750 Fax: (702) 777-3070 E-mail: admissions@tun.touro.edu Website: www.tun.touro.edu
the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. their credentials for admission to medical school. The program provides students with a rigorous education consisting of 30 credits of graduate level biomedical courses enriched with research experience. The 11-month program is comprised of basic science medical courses, a graduate biomedical science core in advanced cell biology and genetics, and basic science or clincial research experience. Visit our website for more information.

Institutional Affiliation

TUNCOM is part of a larger system of higher education, Touro College, which was established in 1971 by Dr. Bernard Lander and has more than 26 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

2012–2013 Enrollment

Total medical school enrollment: 539 Total male: 324 Total female: 215 First-year enrollment: 135 First-year male:85 First-year female: 50 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: N/A

Facilities

Curricular Offerings

Description

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) is Nevada’s first osteopathic medical school and the state’s second medical school. TUNCOM is a branch campus of TUCOM and was established in 2004 to help address the health care disparity in Nevada by providing graduates for expanding GME programs and an increased physician workforce. TUNCOM has the largest medical school student body in the state of Nevada.

TUNCOM offers an integrated curriculum that is a mix of traditional lecture-discussion, interactive lecture, small-group PBL tutorial and self-study modules. Clinical integration is stressed throughout the basic science portion of the first two years, and students have an opportunity to “connect with the community” and have early clinical experiences. Osteopathic Principles and Practice, clinical skills training and physician-patient communication are stressed throughout all four years of study. TUNCOM has created a curriculum model that reflects the world in which our students will practice. TUNCOM has created an environment that stresses collaboration and ethical and professional behavior, and that makes learning enjoyable.

TUNCOM is currently housed in a single, 200,000plus square foot facility in Henderson, Nevada. The site includes ample space for future program growth and development. The university has a full-service patient clinic, staffed by practicing faculty members and open to the community. The state-of-the-art medical clinic provides on-site learning opportunities for students, as well as a venue for future clinical research trials. TUNCOM is a completely wireless campus, with a virtual library that supports a huge electronic database for on- and off-campus use. The school’s 3,600 square foot osteopathic manipulative medicine skills laboratory has 38 hydraulic examination tables and ceiling-mounted projectors and a camera for an optimal visual experience. The 3,250 square foot gross anatomy laboratory blends state-of-the-art technologies such as high definition cameras and projection screens and uses traditional curriculum atlases and dissectors. Students also have full Internet and Intranet access at all seats in the two spacious, stadium-style lecture halls.

Combined Degree Programs
None

Special Programs
• TUNCOM has developed an Objective Structured Clinical Examination Laboratory (OSCE) with 11 individual spacious examination rooms and a large control room to monitor and record the on-campus clinical experiences of our students. A unique partnership with UNLV uses trained acting students as patients to provide our students with an opportunity to develop their history and physical examination skills and to learn how to address a variety of patient behaviors that may be encountered in clinical practice. • International Medicine Programs: No

Mission Statement

TUNCOM prepares students to become outstanding osteopathic physicians who uphold the values, philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine, and who are committed to primary care and a holistic approach to the patient. The college advances the profession and serves its students and society through innovative education, research and community service.

Setting: Henderson, Nevada; Urban (Las Vegas
Valley)

Preparatory Programs

Date Founded: 2004; Private Accreditation
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by
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Post baccalaureate program: Yes Dates: July 2014 - June 2015 Tuition: $22,000 Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: The Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences is a degreegranting, medically oriented program designed to enrich the academic knowledge base and skills of prospective medical students while strengthening

Application Information

Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/15/2014 *For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No

Supplemental Application

Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $100 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions, if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. latest filing date: 4/15/2014

Throughout the application process, candidates are evaluated based upon a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to, the following: 1) Academic Competence, 2) Personal/Professional Achievements, 3) Demonstrated Leadership Skills, 4) Creative Abilities, 5) Experience in Health Care, 6) Likelihood to Practice in Underserved Primary Care Areas. To be considered for an on-campus interview, applicants must meet all the admissions requirements. After the Office of Admissions receives all the applicant’s materials, the applicant’s file is reviewed to determine if the applicant merits an invitation to interview, based on established criteria of the admissions committee. Applicants who are invited to interview will be contacted by the Office of Admissions. The on-campus interview process typically begins in September and ends in May.

Supplemental Application Requirements

Supplemental application required. Letter of recommendation from a premedical advisory committee or letter of recommendation from two science professors. MD or DO (preferred) physician letter of recommendation. Signed Technical Standards Certification form. Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education, domestic and foreign.

Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Applicants are to respond within two weeks of the date on the letter of acceptance. Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes, on a case-by-case basis.

Early Decision Program (EDP)

First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity:

MCAT

TUNCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions.

Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes

COM Interview Format

Individual interview with two faculty members. Open file for 20 minutes.

Send Letters of Recommendation by:
Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes

First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors

Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 36% Black or African American: 0% Hispanic/Latino: 2% White: 56% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 6%

Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following schedule: Earliest acceptance date: September 2013 Latest acceptance date: May 2014

Regular Acceptance Notice

All candidates are required to have obtained a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education prior to the start of the Class for which they are applying. Applicants are required to hold U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status at the time of application. Candidates must earn Science and Cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or greater, and have obtained an MCAT of 25 or better.

First-Year Class Matriculants with:
Science Majors: 87% Non-Science Majors: 13% Graduate degree(s): 15%

Premedical Coursework
Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Rec. X 8 8 Lab Sem. Hrs 8

Financial Information
Tuition and Fees
Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Data subject to change.

Deposit
$47,250 $47,250 $100 $260 $260 $4,000
Applicants who are notified of admissions offer are asked to respond within two weeks of receiving their letter of acceptance.

Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences X X

Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities
r r r r

Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service

Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2,000 Deposit due: First two weeks of acceptance Additional Deposit: None Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: Partial Refundable by: Contact Admissions

X 8 Req. Rec. Lab Sem. Hrs

Financial Aid
Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 77% Scholarships: No Average scholarship/grant: N/A

X 6 X 6 3

Humanities Math/Statistics X Other

Est. Room, Board, Books & Living Costs: $47,385/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $230,450

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK, 2014

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Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM)
RowanSOM Academic Center Office of Admissions One Medical Center Drive Suite 210 Stratford, NJ 08084-1501
Phone: (856) 566-7050 Fax: (856) 566-6895 E-mail: somadm@rowan.edu Website: www.rowan.edu/som

2012–2013 Enrollment

Total medical school enrollment: 597 Total male: 299 Total female: 298 First-year enrollment: 162 First-year male: 86 First-year female: 77 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 12,000

Curricular Offerings

There is an emphasis on primary care throughout, with patient contact beginning in the first year. Cultural competency and interdisciplinary concepts are also emphasized. A simulated patient lab program and small group case-based learning are used. A limited number of students are accepted into an optional ProblemBased Learning tract. This case-oriented curriculum encourages problem solving and teamwork and is geared toward the independent learner.

of Cell Biology and Molecular Biology that is intended to prepare future physicians anticipating careers in biomedical research or teaching. www.rowan.edu/ som/gsbstrat/DO-PhD_PhD.htm Additional Program – Masters in Biomedical Sciences: Offered to students interested in research or enhancing their science background in preparation for application to a DO or MD program. Students are required to take 30 credits of GSBS courses. Courses are offered in the evenings/weekends. Applications are accepted year-round. www.rowan.edu/som/ gsbstrat/mbs/mbs-requirements.htm

Special Programs

Combined Degree Programs Description
Located on a modern campus minutes from center city Philadelphia and just one hour from the famous Jersey Shore, RowanSOM offers an accredited four-year program leading to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. It is consistently a leader among the osteopathic medical schools in academics, research, funding and student diversity. The school’s osteopathic graduate medical education program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country.

Mission Statement

The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to providing excellence in medical education, research and health care for New Jersey and the nation. An emphasis on primary health care and community health services reflects the school’s osteopathic philosophy, with specialty care and centers of excellence demonstrating our commitment to innovation and quality in all endeavors. The school seeks to develop clinically competent physicians from diverse backgrounds who are prepared to become leaders in their communities.

Setting: Stratford, New Jersey; Suburban Date Founded: 1976; Public Accreditation
The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Institutional Affiliation

Rowan University. The school became part of Rowan University on July 1, 2013, and is now known as the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, or RowanSOM.
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Baccalaureate/DO – Three plus four articulation agreements with select colleges allow qualified candidates to apply during their junior year and begin osteopathic medical studies in what would traditionally be their senior year. Participants of the Baccalaureate/ DO program must take the MCAT, complete all course requirements and interview with members of the admissions committee to be considered for a seat in the class. Acceptance into the undergraduate college and pursuing the three plus four tract does not guarantee acceptance into RowanSOM. (Contact Admissions Office for more information.) DO/MS – The joint DO/MS program is offered in cooperation with The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Rowan University. The program is designed to prepare future physicians with a strong research orientation in the Biomedical Sciences. www.rowan.edu/som/gsbstrat/DO-PhD/ DO_MS.htm                                                                                            DO/MPH – The joint DO/MPH program is offered in cooperation with the Rutgers University School of Public Health. The Masters in Public Health degree is designed to prepare future physicians to address a multitude of health issues within our society. www.rowan.edu/som/education/degree_programs/ DO-MPH.html                                                                                                                         DO/MBA – The joint DO/MBA program is offered in cooperation with Rowan University. The Master of Business Administration is designed to prepare future physicians to establish, build and manage medical practices and/or other business endeavors and assume leadership positions within for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. www.rowan.edu/MBA                                                                                                                         DO/JD – The joint DO/JD program is offered in cooperation with Rutgers University-School of Law Camden Campus. The program is designed to prepare future physicians for joint careers in medicine and law. http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/                                                                                                          DO/PhD – The joint DO/PhD program is a unique inter­ departmental program between the departments

DO/MA – The joint DO/MA program is offered in cooperation with St. Joseph’s University’s Master of Arts in Health Care Ethics. The DO/MA program responds to the increasing need for experts in medical ethics and prepares physicians for a wide range of applications of a background in ethics, including consulting, leadership of hospital ethics committees, and application of the expertise in their own medical practices. (Contact the Admissions office for more information.) • International Medicine Programs: No

Preparatory Programs
Summer program(s) Dates: June 2014 Tuition: No tuition Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Summer Prep Program: Students must have at least a 2.50 GPA; submit a completed application, including two letters of references and official transcripts from their college or university. Program Details: The PREP Program is designed to reach the undergraduate student populaton and to provide them with preparation for health careers training through exposure to biomedical research, MCAT instruction, admissions process preparation and health careers seminars. It is an intensive, six-week residential study program. www.rowan.edu/som/education/student_services/ csar/prep_program.html Summer program(s) Dates: June 2014 Tuition: No tuition Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Summer PreMatriculation Program is offered to students accepted to Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Program Details: Summer PreMatriculation Program. The PreMatriculation Program is an educational program especially designed to facilitate the academic, social and environmental adjustment of incoming SOM students. It addresses the needs of students who may benefit from an intensive introduction to the medical curriculum. Specifically it provides the following opportunities: • An introduction to the most important aspects of the first-year curriculum • Direct interaction with administration, faculty,

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rowan. earliest filing date: 6/1/2013 Early Decision Program (EDP) RowanSOM offers EDP.795 r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. including a deposit. X Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $185 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: None Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 X 6 6 Financial Aid r Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 90% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $5.00. All application materials should be received prior to the application deadlines to be given adequate consideration. sex. lounge. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 36% Black or African American: 11% Hispanic/Latino: 8% White: 37% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 8% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 73% Non-Science Majors: 27% Graduate degree(s): 27% Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants URL: www. and medical terminology • Familiarization with the SOM campus and surrounding area www.rowan. The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required. Hrs Est. edu/som/education/admissions/early. Applications are accepted from out-of-state applicants.795 $2. latest filing date: 3/15/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements Desired minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.edu/som/education/student_services/ csar/prematric_program. Room. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. Applicants must show academic ability and the ability to succeed in a medical education program. Rec. Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: 6/1/2013 Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. age or disability.724 Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance (can be waived): Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r $34. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Data subject to change. classrooms. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes Applicants must have completed their bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation to Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. cafeteria and wellness center. Hrs X 8 3 COM Interview Format The interview is generally a closed file interview conducted by a faculty member and a medical student and is approximately 25 to 30 minutes in length. Applicants are also evaluated on their knowledge of osteopathic medicine.rowan. their exploration of the profession and their motivation to enter the profession. student services. Lab Sem. Any undergraduate major is acceptable.000 square foot Science Center houses laboratories and facilities used for leading-edge research and experimentation.upper-class students and peers • Learning skills. • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 9/19/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Students should contact Admissions Office. • The 74.129/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $165. Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race.html Supplemental Application Fee: $90 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Supplemental Application Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. Rec. basic sciences and anatomy labs. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.000 square foot University Education Center and the 120. X Lab Sem.445 $55. a three-story. Board. Please visit www. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/4/2014 International students (non-U. An admission to Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is on a rolling admissions basis and favors the early applicant. national origin. Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. 110. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2009 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice Residence There are many apartment communities in close proximity to the campus. • The 54. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Facilities • The centerpiece of the campus is the Academic Center. however students must complete prerequisite coursework prior to matriculation.795 $3.000 square foot building that houses the library.edu/som/education/admissions/ secondary.700 Humanities Math/Statistics X Other 81 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK.html Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Supplemental application.S.html Supplemental app.000 square foot University Doctor Pavilion houses the clinical departments and outpatient services. Books & Living Costs: $25.268 $90 $3. religion. 2014 . Letter of recommendation from pre-medical advisory committee. or letter of recommendation from two science professors. including a deposit. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule.

666 Curricular Offerings UNECOM’s curriculum is based upon the belief that medical students are adult learners who assume responsibility for their own learning. classroom space. Acceptance into the undergraduate college and pursuing the three plus four tract does not guarantee acceptance into UNECOM. www. • Outstanding gross anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine laboratories in the Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences. ME 04005 Phone: (207) 602-2329 Fax: (207) 602-5967 E-mail: UNECOMadmissions@une. and multi-purpose indoor practice courts that can also be used for performances and other events. racquetball court. www. UNECOM offers academic excellence. College of Dental Medicine. Students may elect to pursue a 9 credit hour online certificate focusing on either Program or Leadership Development in Academic Medicine. Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. Center for Excellence in Interprofessional Education and the Center for Community and Public Health. a basketball court. Year four requires certain. www. Case-driven curricula. and the entire building supports wireless connectivity.une. This two-year program is designed to provide advanced education in the areas of curriculum and instruction. gym. policy. Biddeford Campus. Libraries are open 24/5 with reduced hours on Saturday and Sunday. New England. The MPH curriculum also includes a workplace-based practicum and a summer intensive workshop. Setting: Biddeford. Our curriculum is designed to guide and support students as they become lifelong. leadership and administration. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: Early August 2014 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . hospital and rural settings in the Northeast.edu/com/admissions 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 499 Total male: 222 Total female: 277 First-year enrollment: 122 First-year male: 55 First-year female: 67 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 5. Combined Degree Programs Mission Statement The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine transforms students into health care leaders who advance patientcentered. www.edu/ com/mmel/ Additional Programs – Post-baccalaureate articulation agreements with select universities allow qualified candidates to apply during their post-bac program prior to completion of prerequisite courses and the MCAT. Conditional acceptances may be offered pending the successful completion of the MCAT. and College of Graduate Studies. Ketchum Library. research and community health for the people of Maine. with an extensive intramurals program.edu/publichealth MMEL –The Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership (MMEL) is an online program developed to prepare individuals to assume or enhance their educational leadership roles in a variety of medical and health care training programs. Westbrook College of Health Professions. Maine. Special Programs • Master of Public Health and Graduate Certificate in Public Health dual-degree opportunities • Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership • Anatomy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Undergraduate Fellowship • Dean’s Research Fellowship • Distance courses for Health Professions applicants to meet prerequisites • International Medicine Programs: No Description The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is committed to serving the people of New England through an emphasis on educating primary care physicians. Students have 24-hour access to classrooms and labs. specific clerkships while providing an opportunity for 18 weeks of electives throughout the United States and overseas.University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Constituent Services 11 Hills Beach Road Biddeford. • Clinical Performance Center for work with standardized patients and patient simulators. program development and planning. indoor track and pool. Portland Campus. Institutional Affiliation The College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of six colleges within the university.une. UNE has four Centers of Excellence for Research and Scholarship including Center of Excellence for Neuroscience. and the nation. which allows for learning in context. a supportive learning environment and a beautiful oceanside campus. high-quality osteopathic primary care.edu/com/admissions include: the College of Arts and Sciences. Rural. Core clinical clerkships provide time for third-year students to be involved in patient care and didactic sessions in ambulatory.une. collaborative learning activities designed to engage the student in the learning process. • University Campus Center includes fitness center.edu Website: www.une. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. self-directed learners and prepare for graduate medical training. financial management. • Expanding basic science research capacity in the Pickus Center for Biomedical Research. all academic requirements and positive recommendation from post-baccalaureate program.une. is delivered in active. The college has been recognized for excellence in primary care.edu/com/admissions DO/MPH – UNECOM students can earn their Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with most of the courses offered online. ethics and law. The 46-credit hour curriculum is designed to enhance students’ skills in a variety of professional areas including analysis. and Josephine S. Oceanside Date Founded: 1978. The Alfond Forum athletics complex includes: an ice hockey rink. Conditional acceptances may be offered pending completion of the MCAT and all academic requirements. College of Pharmacy. The other colleges 82 Baccalaureate/DO – Three plus four articulation agreements with select colleges allow qualified candidates to apply during their junior year and begin osteopathic medical studies in what would traditionally be their senior year. Abplanalp ‘45 Library. osteopathic manipulative medicine and geriatric education. • Campus is in a beautiful location where the Saco River meets the Atlantic Ocean. and educational research and evaluation. Private Accreditation The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. communication. Preparatory Programs None Facilities • Jack S. a fitness center.

latest filing date: 3/15/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements MCAT no older than two years at time of application. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $500 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $1. or administrators conducts interviews which focus on assessing each candidate’s non-cognitive characteristics to do well as an osteopathic physician.S. Successful completion of the MCAT is required prior to prospective students being offered a supplemental application. Online supplemental application with short answer/essay questions. or disabling conditions in violation of federal or state civil rights laws of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. its programs and activities on the basis of race. clinicians. microbiology and/or physiology as well as coursework in arts and letters. Strong health care experience. Books & Living Costs: $22. An understanding of the unique philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine is critical. Department of Education before someone will be considered as an applicant. gender. chemistry.500 Second deposit/first tuition installment is due 60 days from receipt of first deposit. Rec. national origin. and the maturity and desire to work collaboratively with classmates. Rec. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.International students (non-U. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 10% Black or African American: 1% Hispanic/Latino: 0% White: 76% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 12% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 83% Non-Science Majors: 18% Graduate degree(s): 21% Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Prospective students are encouraged to strengthen their command of the sciences through additional courses in anatomy. Academic requirements include a minimum of 90 semester hours or 75 percent credit toward a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by the U. color. or treatment in. 2014 .S. Board. The University of New England does not discriminate in admissions or access to. their fit with the mission. Letter of recommendation from another non-academic professional. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule. X Deposit $48. sexual orientation. ethnicity. • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: September 2013 • Latest acceptance date: August 2014 • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOM traffic guidelines. A team of faculty. Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: Yes Refundable by: June 1 ($1. including a deposit. pre-health advisor or two faculty members. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: No Early Decision Program (EDP) UNECOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. Criminal background check after acceptance and prior to matriculation. Letter of recommendation from pre-health committee. Candidates are scheduled for one 30-40 minute interview as part of a half-day of on-campus activities. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. exposure to and experience in health care and human services. communication. Personality and the ability to establish rapport and trust with classmates. Applicants are evaluated on their demonstration of scholastic abilities.500 additional deposit. and maturity are important. colleagues and future patients. leadership. leadership involvement and community service/volunteerism. practicing in New England and/or working in underserved communities. calculus. Lab Sem. community service and/or research experience. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $55 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. interest in practicing primary care. Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 4 X X 8 Req.800 $55 $715 $715 $2. including a deposit. religion. faculty. age.800 $48.383 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. vision and values of the institution and their response to scenarios. genetics. veteran status. Letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician is strongly recommended.960 r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents.358 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other 83 Est. X Lab Sem.900/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $234. sense of responsibility. $500 initial deposit is non-refundable) Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service X 6 r Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 85% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $25. Hrs X 8 3 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. COM Interview Format MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Considered Additional Comments: While the January 2014 MCAT will be accepted. humanities and social sciences. applicants should know that a supplemental application will not be offered without an MCAT score. looking at depth of reasoning and support of the discussion in their responses. Data subject to change. health care providers and patients. Room.

A fourthyear hospital and community clinic elective is offered in Malawi. www. Texas.unt. Mission Statement The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine educates tomorrow’s patient-centered physicians and scientists by imparting medical knowledge and providing the highest quality primary and specialty care to the citizens of Texas. Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program Dates: May 2013 . An honors research elective is offered to selected second-year students. Students complete a core science curriculum along with additional courses on ethics. Students also have the opportunity to participate in elective rotations during their third and fourth years.cfm DO/MPH – Students have the opportunity to complete a five-year DO/MPH program with the UNTHSC School of Public Health.cfm DO/PhD – A DO/PhD Program is offered jointly through the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the UNTHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.edu/education/dual/ do_ms. Beginning in the first semester. emergency medicine. www.cfm Combined Degree Programs Description The University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM) is a state-supported osteopathic medical school committed to education.hsc. TCOM was the first medical school in Texas to utilize simulators in clinical instruction. Setting: Fort Worth. students are placed in a variety of clinics and agencies to help them become familiar with many facets of community health care and health problems that will play a role in their lives as physicians. www. manipulative medicine.edu/Sites/ officeofruralmedicaleducation Facilities • The Health Science Center campus is located on 33 acres outside downtown Fort Worth in the city’s Cultural District. as well as a number of residential areas. The coursework focuses on public health. In addition to dual degree programs.cfm DO/MS – A five-year DO/MS program is offered jointly through the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the UNTHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. psychiatry. Students may choose among a number of different concentrations.unt.hsc.edu/Education/gsbs/medicalsciences. patient care and service.949 Special Programs • Students may choose to conduct research in a wide range of basic science disciplines to complement their medical interests.hsc. Suburban Date Founded: 1970.edu Website: www.hsc.unt.edu 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 857 Total male: 404 Total female: 453 First-year enrollment: 230 First-year male: 111 First-year female: 119 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. www. four semesters of biology. two semesters of chemistry. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Lewis Library holds over 40. The program allows students to complete both their undergraduate degree and medical degree in seven years.May 2014 Tuition: $4.cfm Additional Program – TCOM offers a four-year Rural Medicine Curriculum.unt. one semester of statistics.edu/ education/dual/do_mph. TCOM extensively uses instruction based on clinical cases. TX 76107-2699 Phone: (817) 735-2204 Toll Free: (800) 535-TCOM (8266) Fax: (817) 735-2225 E-mail: TCOMAdmissions@unthsc.unt.260 for residents.000 electronic journals and databases. The rural program requires additional coursework that prepares students for the challenges faced by rural physicians. internal medicine. Students have the opportunity to use their clinical electives in other international programs as well. Clinical training rooms are also available so that students can practice their skills with standardized patients. integrate and apply culturally competent social. • International Medicine Programs: Yes. two semesters of organic chemistry. Curricular Offerings Instruction in the first two years is presented according to organ systems of the body. A one-year Fellowship in Manipulative Medicine is available for students between the second and third years of training for those who wish to conduct research.086 for non-residents Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Two semesters of English. • State-of-the-art facilities help prepare students for their careers in medicine. Public Accreditation The University of North Texas Health Science Center–Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. geriatrics.unt.hsc. Two floors of the library are open on a 24x7 basis. Institutional Affiliation University of North Texas Health Science Center is a member institution of the University of North Texas System. Applicants must submit MCAT scores as well. www. • TCOM recently added two 250-seat lecture halls. www. environmental health and specific clinical skills that are beneficial for rural physicians.University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/ Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM) University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions and Outreach 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth. Program Details: A one-year master’s program is offered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. health disparities and clinical research. primary care partnership and subspecialty internal medicine. family medicine.unt. • The Gibson D. UNTHSC-TCOM graduates one of the highest percentages of primary care physicians in the nation.edu/ education/tcom/admissions/sevenyearprogram. • An abundance of study areas on campus are used for small group sessions or large tutorials.000 print books and journals and offers 24x7 worldwide access to nearly 25.hsc. pediatrics. Some funding is available during the research portion of the program. During years three and four.hsc. offering students around-the-clock access to study and lounge space as well as computers and copier/printers. new OMM and clincial training space and a stateof-the-art simulation center. surgery. psychological and biomedical approaches to the promotion and preservation of health. The gross anatomy lab features computers with specialized software packages designed to maximize student learning. and has received recognition both locally and nationally for its efforts to meet the needs of underserved populations. The program provides students with specialized training to develop. $16.edu/education/dual/ do_ms. 84 Baccalaureate/DO – TCOM offers a joint BS/DO program with the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas. two semesters of physics. obstetrics and gynecology. telemedicine. The campus is surrounded by some of the nation’s more prestigious art galleries and museums. teach and practice patient care in this specialty. research. students are assigned to a series of core rotations in clinical skills. there are two programs available for students. biostatistics.

Earliest acceptance date: 10/15/2013 Non-residents.edu/education/tcom/ onlineapps.875 Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r $12. ability to work cooperatively. if offered: N/A Supplemental app. COM Interview Format Interviews are partially closed file. TCOM is required to fill 90 percent of each entering class with Texas residents. Board.hsc.unt. Science courses must include laboratory experiences and must be at the level taken by majors in those disciplines. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Interviews are conducted individually by faculty members in two 30-minute sessions. Strong preference will be given to those who have completed all of their requirements for the bachelor’s degree before entering medical school.588 $27. Lab Sem. earliest filing date: 5/1/2013 Supplemental app. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 25% Black or African American: 1% Hispanic/Latino: 16% White: 53% Pacific Islander: N/A Other/No Answer: 4% First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 73% Non-Science Majors: 27% Graduate degree(s): 28% MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2009 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: No Additional Comments: TCOM prefers scores from MCAT tests taken over the past three years. A supplemental application is also available through the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Applicants are also required to have at least two letters of evaluation submitted on their behalf to the TMDSAS. Applicants are classified as either residents or non-residents in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. A health professions committee packet may be used in lieu of this requirement. TCOM examines a number of other factors when selecting the next incoming class.S. Room.Application Information Primary application service: TMDSAS Earliest filing date: 5/1/2013 – TMDSAS opening date Latest filing date: 10/1/2013 Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: July 2014 International students (non-U. job history (if applicable) and motivation to become an osteopathic physician also will be considered. We look for students who demonstrate the greatest promise of becoming skilled osteopathic physicians.517 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. The writing requirement may be met with creative writing. Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: All Applicants URL: www. Rec. Est. Until class is filled Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Two weeks Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes Although an applicant’s academic record is important.340 $6. Books & Living Costs: $28.340 $1. As a state-supported medical school. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%.S. Personal experiences. Hrs X 14 X Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. The primary application is available online at www. 2014 85 . latest filing date: 10/15/2013 Follows TMDSAS system. creativity and motivation for a career in medicine. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req.cfm Supplemental Application Fee: No Fee waiver available: N/A Waiver conditions. and dedication to service of others.685 $0 $6.226/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $129. Early Decision Program (EDP) EDP available for: Both Residents and Non-Residents EDP applications due: 8/1/2013 EDP supplemental materials due: 8/1/2013 Applicants notified: 9/15/2013 First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Supplemental Application Requirements Applicants are required to complete their primary application through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) on or before October 1 of the year prior to matriculation. Data subject to change. ability to contribute to the diversity of the class. Rec. Applicants are classified regardless of immigration status. Applicants will be evaluated on their personal integrity. Applicants are also encouraged to complete their prerequisite coursework with letter grades rather than using a pass/fail option.utsystem. English or other expository writing courses. X Lab Sem. 11/15/2013 TX residents Latest acceptance date: 7/11/2014. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Evaluations should be sent to the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).edu/tmdsas. A minimum of 90 semester credit hours (or an equivalent number of quarter hours) toward a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U. college or university (or Canadian equivalent) is required. Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $0 Deposit due: Follow TMDSAS Additional Deposit: $0 Applied to tuition: N/A Deposit refundable: N/A Refundable by: N/A X 6 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other 3 Financial Aid r Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 80% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $2.388 r Deposit Comments: TCOM is a member of the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service. Up to 10 percent of each entering class may be filled with non-residents with outstanding credentials. maturity.

• Enhanced Osteopathic Principles and Practice instructional space. at no additional charge to its students. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . The new Coal Building is open to house the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). The benefits for KYCOM are many. UP-KYCOM provides them with benefits of significant value that include the following: • laptop computer • iPad • treatment table • white coat and scrub suit Mission Statement To provide men and women with an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care. building that offers KYCOM expanded facilities with state-of-the-art features. Further. and produces graduates who are committed to serving the health care needs of communities in rural Kentucky. in year one. KY. and in affordability among private medical schools. encourages research.031 Curricular Offerings Description Commitment to Rural Medicine UP-KYCOM is nationally recognized for its commitment to educating osteopathic physicians who practice in rural areas that are medically underserved. Each subsequent exposure is at a higher level. The Coal Building strengthens KYCOM’s ability to fulfill its mission to train primary care physicians to provide medical services in rural Kentucky and throughout Central Appalachia. During year two. Rural Date Founded: 1997 Accreditation University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This spiral curriculum model structures coursework in a way that students receive multiple exposures to key fundamental concepts throughout the curriculum. • Improved facilities for the KYCOM free community clinic. etc. Further.000 sq.University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM) University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 147 Sycamore Street Pikeville. • New lecture halls. UP-KYCOM ranked 12th among medical schools in the nation in rural medicine according to the U. • Expansion of research facilities.S. particularly within Kentucky and other Appalachian regions that the school’s mission serves. and high-fidelity robotic simulators. The Coal Building is a nine-story. the major enhancements include the following: • State-of-the-art Clinical Skills Training and Evaluation Center with enhanced instructional capabilities that utilize standardized patients.upike. students engage in preceptorships with community physicians. Institutional Affiliation 86 UP-KYCOM is part of the University of Pikeville.edu Website: www. begin their development of physician doctoring skills through clinical skills courses that include standardized patients and human models. News & World Report’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools. ophthalmoscope. enabling KYCOM to increase its class size to 135 entering students. and other underserved Appalachian regions.) • all required textbooks • paid membership dues to the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) and the Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association (KOMA) • exam fees once for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners COMLEX USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE board exams • COMLEX Level 1 review course International Medicine Programs: No Preparatory Programs None Facilities Combined Degree Programs None Special Programs The UP-KYCOM Advantage UP-KYCOM’s tuition is very competitive compared to other osteopathic medical schools. Setting: Pikeville.” UP-KYCOM also ranks as one of the top medical schools in the country in the percentage of graduates entering primary care residencies.edu/ College-of-Osteopathic-Medicine 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 373 Total male: 198 Total female: 175 First-year enrollment: 139 First-year male: 67 First-year female: 72 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 2. ft. Student doctoring skills and competencies are further developed in clinical rotations offered during years three and four. 84. promotes lifelong scholarly activity. which serves to deepen and reinforce student learning throughout the pre-clinical curriculum. human models. UP-KYCOM’s pre-clinical educational program is offered using a spiral framework that offers systems-oriented courses along with disciplinebased science courses. UP-KYCOM students. • Multipurpose instructional facilities to promote active learning. Kentucky 41501 Phone: (606) 218-5406 or 218-5409 Fax: (606) 218-5405 E-mail: kycomadmissions@upike. • Increased student study space. • Expanded Gross Anatomy laboratory. • diagnostic equipment (stethoscope.

693 Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X 8 X 8 X 8 Req. Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. race.787 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics X Other X OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. Rec. Prior to the start of orientation all entering students must evidence full compliance with KYCOM’s immunization requirements in order to matriculate. 2. 3. Hrs 12 3 MCAT COM Interview Format Oldest MCAT considered: Three years Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Open file. Letters of recommendation from two science faculty members or a pre-medical committee. earliest filing date: 6/1/2013 Supplemental app. commitment and suitability to become a productive osteopathic physician. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes UP-KYCOM’s mission influences its selection of students. Data subject to change. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 4% Black or African American: 2% Hispanic/Latino: 1% White: 92% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 0% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 84% Non-Science Majors: 16% Graduate degree(s): 14% Early Decision Program (EDP) UP-KYCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. Attendance is required for all of orientation week. Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $75 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. Lab Sem. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r $37. gender. Rec. creed.450 N/A $75 N/A N/A N/A r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. College policies are nondiscriminatory. X X Lab Sem. handicap. UP-KYCOM considers all applicants for admission and for financial aid without respect to age. Books & Living Costs: $21. latest filing date: 3/1/2014 Supplemental Application Requirements 1.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 94% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $8. Letter from an osteopathic physician who is a member of the AOA. Molecular Biology X 3 Genetics X Est. sexual orientation or national origin. Supplemental Application. character. Further. including a deposit. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 7/28/2014.800/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $167. Applicants to UP-KYCOM are also considered with respect to their academic potential. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. 30 minutes. Board. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. religion. 2014 87 .First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Application Information Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. International students (non-U. personal maturity. 2 faculty members Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Room. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. including a deposit. all applicants and students are required to meet Technical Standards. color. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 11/1/2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%.S.

Carolinas Campus students also enjoy the serene environment of the surrounding areas.vcom.Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Carolinas Campus (VCOM–CC) Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Carolinas Campus (VCOM–CC) Office of Admissions 350 Howard Street Spartanburg. • Geriatrics: VCOM has several outreach and other educational opportunities in the field of geriatrics for interested students.edu Website: www. home to Wofford College. www. VCOM faculty and students provide global health outreach programs in El Salvador. Date Founded: 2010. Combined Degree Programs Special Programs See VCOM website. two theatre style classrooms. SC 29303 Phone: (864) 327-9800 Fax: (864) 804-6986 E-mail: admissions-carolinas@carolinas.Upstate. is available for conferences and community events.vt. If a student applies to both VCOM campuses (see the VCOM-Virginia Campus profile). medical education and public health practices that in turn improve the health of the remote communities served.edu There are many programs that embrace the osteopathic belief that people are healthy when they are healthy in mind. computerized case tutorials. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/15/2014 *For best consideration. and 20 moderately sized group learning rooms.vcom. • Sports Medicine: VCOM students have the opportunity to work with renowned sports medicine faculty. • Community Outreach: Each week faculty and students provide health care for medically underserved and disadvantaged populations in the Carolinas.edu/admissions/ application. community-focused physicians and improves the health of those most in need. compassion. VCOM uses a hybrid curriculum consisting of lectures. • Research facilities are located adjacent to the main campus. Supplemental Application Institutional affiliation Wofford College Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program: Available at VCOM–VC Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants URL: www. • Global Outreach: Embracing the one world – one health concept. latest filing date: Rolling 88 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . South Carolina: fast-growing college town. Setting: Spartanburg. reading and experience.html Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. duty. staff. Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is committed to serving the rural and underserved areas of the Appalachian region. Students benefit from the sharing of cultural experiences. Private Accreditation Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). See VCOM’s website for more information. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 Upon receipt of the AACOMAS application by VCOM. Honduras and the Dominican Republic.000 square feet and located on a beautifully landscaped 18-acre campus with a lake and walking trail. VCOM provides sustainable year-round health clinics in all three countries to ensure a continual improvement in health care and public health practices. Students generally assimilate a knowledge base through instruction. VCOM’s campus at Virginia Tech also sponsors a sports medicine fellowship for those wishing to enter this field.vt. as VCOM is on a rolling admissions process and seats may be filled prior to this date. body and spirit. vcom. eligible applicants will be invited to submit a secondary application. International students (non-US citizens or temporary residents) considered: In select cases. and students VALUE: professionalism. • The Carolinas Campus offers a state-of-the-art anatomy lab with plastinated specimens and a ventilation system that allows the air to circulate 15 times per hour. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. integrity. and critical thinking. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks in advance of the latest filing date. providing international medical service. clinical skills laboratories and clinical experiences throughout the four years. only one supplemental application and only one fee will be required. Application Information Mission Statement The MISSION of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to provide medical education and research that prepares globalminded. Converse College and University of South Carolina . • A historical building. Private apartment and townhome complexes catering to graduate students and young professionals are conveniently located throughout Spartanburg. and in neighboring communities. • The Carolinas Campus employs state-of-the-art technology in delivering curriculum including high-tech classroom facilities and wireless access across the campus. altruism. laboratory experiences. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. enhancing diversity and advancing medical research.vcom.edu 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 319 Total male: 155 Total female: 164 First-year enrollment:162 First-year male: 77 First-year female: 85 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1. The many outreach programs a VCOM student will participate in embrace the whole-person approach for the patient and the communities they serve.575 Facilities • The main Carolinas Campus building is 70. Curricular Offerings The curriculum at VCOM is innovative and modern. VCOM faculty. Residence Description The town of Spartanburg provides an array of housing opportunities for Carolinas Campus students. Students participate in projects to improve the health and wellness of a community. The Dupre House.vt. knowledge. The faculty of VCOM recognizes that students learn in a number of ways.

virology or genetics to meet this requirement). and a letter of recommendation from a physician or other medical professional from that experience is required. considered Additional Comments: VCOM is willing to consider the January MCAT score. If not.000 $50 $530 $530 $0 r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. one-on-one interviews. North Carolina. immunology. including a deposit. X X Lab Sem. VCOM recognizes.347/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: N/A OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. If that experience was with a DO. fit with VCOM’s mission. lunch with VCOM students. volunteer outreach. X 6-8 X 6-8 X 6-8 Req.3% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $28. See the VCOM website and secondary application for ways to meet this requirement if a DO did not write the second required letter. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. if seats are still available. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. a tour of the area adjacent to campus and a session with a representative of the financial aid office. Board. Data subject to change. all qualified applicants are considered and students are accepted from areas throughout the United States. Thus.) A letter of recommendation from a premedical advisor or science faculty member who has taught the applicant is required. Additionally. values and affirms that diversity contributes richness to the college and enhances the quality of education. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes VCOM screens all AACOMAS applications within two to three weeks of receipt. biochemistry. Books & Living Costs: $30.000 $39. MCAT • Earliest acceptance date: Before October 2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines. Virginia and the Appalachian Region and from Southern states. microbiology. physiology. Deposit $39. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Although VCOM seeks students from these regions. 2014 . including a deposit. 89 r Est. (See VCOM’s website for more information. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Oldest MCAT considered: April 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes. Completed applications are reviewed for academic preparedness.500 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No X 6 Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 89. Lab Sem. and commitment to the osteopathic profession. Rec. Rec. VCOM utilizes a rolling admissions process. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1.Supplemental Application Requirements In order to be considered for a Secondary Application. shadowing a physician or another medical volunteer experience is required. Early Decision Program (EDP) Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes EDP available for: Both Residents and Non-Residents EDP applications due to AACOMAS: 7/1/2013 EDP supplemental materials due: 8/15/2013 Applicants notified: By early October 2013 COM Interview Format Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. Candidates who present a strong science GPA and MCAT score are invited to submit the secondary application and letters of recommendation. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit Regular Acceptance Notice The interview day at VCOM-Carolinas Campus includes an information session. Hrs 6-8 Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition.307 Behavioral Sciences Humanities Math/Statistics X Other Additional Coursework: VCOM requires six additional biomedical credits at the 300 level or above for matriculation (faculty recommend courses in anatomy. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 12% Black or African American: 7% Hispanic/Latino:4% White: 75% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 1 First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 86% Non-Science Majors: 14% Graduate degree(s): 14% First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors VCOM seeks to admit a portion of the class from qualified applicants based in South Carolina. candidates who submit an application early and return all required documents promptly will be at an advantage in the admissions process. health care experience. candidates must present a competitive science GPA. all requirements will be met. the student may be required to spend time meeting with a DO prior to interview. Room. overall GPA and MCAT score.

vt.vt. International students (non-US citizens or temporary residents) considered: In select cases. Residence The town of Blacksburg and the New River Valley provide an array of housing opportunities for Virginia campus students. compassion. throughout Blacksburg. Virginia campus students also enjoy the serene environment of the surrounding rural areas. DO/MS. VCOM collaborates with several institutions (primarily Virginia Tech) so that students may earn a DO/MBA. VCOM faculty.vcom. Combined Degree Programs VCOM allows students to participate in programs to attain dual-degrees. the student is granted an academic leave of absence for a period of one year for the Masters programs and up to two years for a PhD. The faculty of VCOM recognizes that students learn in a number of ways.edu/post-baccalaureate/index. VCOM uses a hybrid curriculum consisting of lectures. • VCOM-Virginia Campus employs state-of-the-art technology in delivering curriculum. Private apartment and townhome complexes catering to graduate students and young professionals are conveniently located across the street. • The 22.000 square foot research laboratory houses nine biomedical research laboratories. staff. duty. Setting: Blacksburg. Following acceptance into the program. computerized case tutorials. obstetrics and gynecology and intensive care unit. enhancing diversity and advancing medical research. DO/MA or DO/PhD. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 Upon receipt of the AACOMAS application by VCOM. Students participate in projects to improve the health and wellness of a community. Honduras and the Dominican Republic. eligible applicants will be invited to submit a secondary application. College town.000 square feet and is situated on a 13-acre campus with an amphitheater on a lake and walking trail. VCOM provides sustainable year-round health clinics in all three countries to ensure a continual improvement in health care and public health practices. The many outreach programs a VCOM student will participate in embrace the whole-person approach for the patient and the communities they serve. DO/MPH. Research Park of Virginia Tech Date Founded: 2003. and students VALUE: professionalism. Facilities • The largest Virginia Campus academic building is approximately 60. integrity. There is also an 11. • Sports Medicine: VCOM students have the opportunity to work with renowned sports medicine faculty who provide care for Division 1 athletes at Virginia Tech. The school also sponsors a sports medicine fellowship for those wishing to enter this field. altruism. geriatrics. laboratory experiences.html Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/15/2014 *For best consideration.Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia Campus (VCOM–VC) Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Campus at Virginia Tech Office of Admissions 2265 Kraft Drive Blacksburg. • Osteopathic manipulation labs provide an intimate educational environment. Private Accreditation Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). and critical thinking. Description Special Programs Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is committed to serving the rural and underserved areas of the Appalachian Region. medical education and public health practices that in turn improve the health of the remote communities served. • Community Outreach: Each week faculty and students provide health care for medically underserved and disadvantaged populations in Virginia and the Appalachian region. knowledge. VA 24060 Phone: (540) 231-6138 Fax: (540) 231-5252 E-mail: admissions@vcom. at the conclusion of the OMS III year. two theatre style classrooms and ten small group rooms.000 square foot conference center available in the building for functions.vt. • VCOM-Virginia Campus offers a state-of-the-art anatomy lab with plastinated specimens and a ventilation system that allows the air to circulate up to 15 times per hour. as VCOM is on a rolling admissions process and seats may be filled prior to this date. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE .edu Website: www. See VCOM’s website for more information. providing international medical service. body and spirit. enabling researchers to understand the mechanics of bone trauma. Olympic athletes at Winter Games. If a student applies to both VCOM campuses (see the VCOM Carolina Campus profile) only one supplemental application and only one fee will be required. • The Institute for Biomechanical and Sports Medicine Research houses a deceleration sled that simulates car and small plane crashes. • A 21.000 square foot state-of-the-art Center for Simulation and Technology houses simulated patient and treatment rooms including surgery. Institutional affiliation Virginia Tech 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 759 Total male: 389 Total female: 370 First-year enrollment: 188 First-year male: 80 First-year female: 108 Total enrollment affiliate institution: 30. PGA tournaments. Students benefit from the sharing of cultural experiences.vcom. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks in advance of the latest filing date. Students with good academic standing may apply for the program. community-focused physicians and improves the health of those most in need. VCOM faculty and students provide global health outreach programs in El Salvador. including high-tech classroom facilities and wireless access across the campus. The student will return to VCOM to complete the fourth year clinical rotations to fulfill the remaining requirements for the DO degree. clinical skills laboratories and clinical experiences throughout the four years. athletes from Radford University and with the region’s high school teams.edu Curricular Offerings The curriculum at VCOM is innovative and modern. reading and experience. and in neighboring communities. • Global Outreach: Embracing the one world – one health concept. Application Information Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program www. Students generally assimilate a knowledge base through instruction. Virginia. Mission Statement The MISSION of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide medical education and research that prepares global-minded.000 90 There are many programs that embrace the osteopathic belief that people are healthy when they are healthy in mind. pediatrics.

according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: VCOM seeks to admit a portion of the class from qualified applicants based in Virginia. and commitment to the osteopathic profession.) A letter of recommendation from a premedical advisor or science faculty member who has taught the applicant is required. Tennessee and West Virginia. fit with VCOM’s mission. health care experience. (See VCOM’s website for more information.) Although VCOM seeks students from rural and Appalachian regions.Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants URL: www. See the VCOM website and secondary application for ways to meet this requirement if a DO did not write the second required letter. Pennsylvania. microbiology. VCOM utilizes a rolling admissions process. If that experience was with a DO all requirements will be met. immunology. 91 Financial Aid r Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 89. (The Appalachian region consists of rural and underserved areas of Alabama. overall GPA and MCAT score. candidates who submit an application early and return all required documents promptly will be at an advantage in the admissions process.487/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $173. considered Additional Comments: VCOM is willing to consider the January MCAT score.000 $50 $530 $530 $0 r Deposit Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. 2014 . a tour of Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech campus and a session with a representative of the financial aid office.000 $39. earliest filing date: 7/1/2013 Supplemental app. virology or genetics to meet this requirement). Hrs 6-8 Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X 6-8 X 6-8 X 6-8 Req. EDP available for: Both Residents and Non-Residents EDP applications due to AACOMAS: 7/1/2013 EDP supplemental materials due: 8/15/2013 Applicants notified: By early October 2013 First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: COM Interview Format MCAT The interview day at VCOM-Virginia Campus includes an information session. Est. • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: Before October 2013 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 18% Black or African American: 9% Hispanic/Latino: 5% White: 69% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 1% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 72% Non-Science Majors: 28% Graduate degree(s): 10% Oldest MCAT considered: April 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes. Kentucky. Board. New York.vt. Rec. Thus. Additionally.869 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. biochemistry.500 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: No Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Behavioral Sciences Humanities Math/Statistics X Other Additional Coursework: VCOM requires six additional biomedical credits at the 300 level or above for matriculation (faculty recommend courses in anatomy. Candidates who present a strong science GPA and MCAT score are invited to submit the Secondary Application and letters of recommendation.644 Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r $39. South Carolina. Lab Sem. if seats are still available. Room. Data subject to change. Rec.7% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $11. X X Lab Sem. all qualified applicants are considered and students are accepted from areas throughout the United States. • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes Early Decision Program (EDP) VCOM screens all AACOMAS applications within two to three weeks of receipt. latest filing date: Rolling Supplemental Application Supplemental Application Requirements In order to be considered for a Secondary Application. the student may be required to spend time meeting with a DO prior to interview. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.edu/admissions/ application. Ohio. Mississippi. a tour of the Virginia campus. physiology. Books & Living Costs: $30. shadowing a physician or another medical volunteer experience is required and a letter of recommendation from a physician or other medical professional from that experience is required. Georgia. candidates must present a competitive science GPA.vcom. one-on-one interviews. volunteer outreach. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Regular Acceptance Notice Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. VCOM recognizes. values and affirms that diversity contributes richness to the college and enhances the quality of education. If not. if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. Maryland. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%.html Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes Waiver conditions. including a deposit. X 6 Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1. Completed applications are reviewed for academic preparedness. including a deposit. lunch with VCOM students. North Carolina and the Appalachian Region.

to advance scientific knowledge through academic. • International Medicine Programs: WVSOM’s Center for International Medicine and Cultural Concern (CIMCC) works with individual students and small groups to travel to remote. a commons area and office space. Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/15/2014 *For best consideration. a standardized patient area and an integrated. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: Early August 2014 International students (non-U. meetings and events. It includes 24 examination rooms.and fourth-year students. 21 patient simulator robots. Byrd Clinic. faculty. First. clinical and basic science research.West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 400 North Lee Street Lewisburg. the state of West Virginia and the special health care needs of its residents. staff and their families. and the Founders’ Activity Center renovation completed in 2009. WVSOM’s excellence has earned the school national recognition for 14 consecutive years as a leader in primary care. evidence-based medicine. underserved communities in Central and Latin America. medically underserved areas. WVSOM’s CIMCC offers one of the most diverse international medical studies programs among osteopathic medical schools. Students learn the practice of patient-centered medicine and develop lifelong learning and leadership skills in a caring family atmosphere. used by on-campus and off-campus groups for programs.to 12-week clinical rotations are offered. Application Information Combined Degree Programs None Special Programs • Student organizations are active in many civic and health-related activities in the community. The Founders’ Center is a recreation and fitness facility for students. latest filing date: Rolling Setting: Lewisburg.edu Website: www.and second-year students may participate in spring break and summer time-off trips. WVSOMCIMCC provides students opportunities to learn experientially about both practical and specialized medicine on a global scale in both clinical and research settings. The WVSOM curriculum is carefully constructed to thoroughly prepare graduates for practice in any setting. Other WVSOM facilities constructed. doubled in size in 2005. Faculty members are particularly committed to teaching in a student-friendly atmosphere. first and foremost. The Roland P. Sharp Alumni and Conference Center. or expanded in the last few years include: the Fredric W. WVSOM provides a cutting-edge. for third. WVSOM’s state-of-the-art Clinical Evaluation Center opened in August 2009. $80 Out-of-State Fee waiver available: No Supplemental app. is a cutting-edge instructional facility housing two modern 200-seat lecture halls. completed in 2006. computerized digital recording system that records students’ clinical encounters.S. 2012–2013 Enrollment Total medical school enrollment: 837 Total male: 454 Total female: 383 First-year enrollment: 216 First-year male: 120 First-year female: 96 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: N/A Located in historic Lewisburg. The Center for Rural Medicine and Technology. Southern and Western Africa and India.wvsom. falls under the governance of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.edu Date Founded: 1972. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. Curricular Offerings Description The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has the feel of a small school with a national reputation. renovated. Smith Science Building expansion that increased the Gross Anatomy Lab space in 2006. and to promote patient-centered. Specialty clinics and health screenings allow students to develop clinical skills and bedside manner. Public Accreditation The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). the WVSOM educational program is tailored to meet the unique needs of patients in rural. However. family medicine and rural medicine in the highly regarded U. WVSOM’s 51. The common thread of osteopathic principles and holistic medicine ties together all elements of WVSOM’s curriculum. Rural 92 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE .5-acre campus combines green spaces and tree-shaded areas with new and recently renovated buildings. clinically integrated approach to medical education.S. earliest filing date: 8/14/2013 Supplemental app.News & World Report’s annual “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. 4. Preparatory Programs None Facilities Institutional Affiliation Freestanding. 21st century. WVSOM offers one integrated curricular track for its osteopathic medical students. the new Admissions Center completed in 2005. an on-campus primary care clinic that provides varied clinical training opportunities. Graduates are well-prepared to succeed in any field of medicine they choose to pursue. outdoor area expansion completed in 2009. Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $40 In-State. WVSOM is dedicated to serve. the Robert C.wvsom. West Virginia. Traditional European placements are also available. WV 24901 Toll Free: (800) 356-7836 or (888) 276-7836 Fax: 304-647-6384 E-mail: admissions@osteo. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No Mission Statement Supplemental Application The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health-related programs. emphasizing primary care in rural areas.

$500 In-State $2. including a deposit.000 (2nd deposit) Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: The above amount includes a first and a second deposit.022 Behavioral Sciences X Humanities X Math/Statistics Other Est. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: September 2014 • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled WVSOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions.950 $49. Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service r X 6 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 89% Scholarships: Limited Average scholarship/grant: $7. X Lab Sem. Rec. Deposit $19. WVSOM “Health and Technical Standards for Admission and Graduation” form. Hrs Amount of deposit to hold place in class: Special note: Deposit amount differs depending on West Virginia residency status. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 2011 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Considered Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Other: E-mail letters.670/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $242. COM interview format A 30-minute. if originals follow by mail • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: AACOMAS traffic guidelines • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Regular Acceptance Notice Early Decision Program (EDP) Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. open file interview includes a clinician. American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 18% Black or African American: 4% Hispanic/Latino: 2% White: 71% Pacific Islander: 0% Other/No Answer: 4% First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 71% Non-Science Majors: 29% Graduate degree(s): 12% The Committee on Admissions of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine recommends acceptance of applicants on the basis of motivation for osteopathic medicine. motivation to serve in rural communities in the primary care fields. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. Letters of recommendation from an osteopathic physician and from a premedical advisor.742 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. including a deposit. Board. a premedical advisory committee or an approved basic science faculty member. Lab Sem. Data subject to change. healthrelated experiences and scholastic achievement.000 Out-of-State Deposit (resident): $500 (2nd deposit) Deposit (non-resident): $1. a basic science professor and the Director of Admissions or Director of Student Recruitment. Books & Living Costs: $29. Rec. 2014 93 . Premedical Coursework Science Course Biology/Zoology Req. Hrs X 8 Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Verification form for classification as a West Virginia resident student for West Virginia residents only. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Biochemistry X Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: In state Out of state Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r r Molecular Biology X Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. WVSOM “Statement of Past or Pending Professional Disciplinary” form.Supplemental Application Requirements Supplemental application and fee.950 $40 $80 N/A Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Room.

000 sq. CA COMP Admissions 309 E. clinical. and teaching them to recognize and develop the knowledge. This program is offered through our Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Office (LEAD). Students are prepared to function as competent. for the Northwest by attracting students with outstanding personal and academic qualities.7/18/2014 Tuition: $725 (subject to change) Program Details: The purpose of this program is to prepare incoming DO students for medical school by providing an introduction to Gross Anatomy.edu Website: www. www. Preparatory Programs Setting: Pomona.xml Facilities Description COMP and COMP-Northwest support WesternU in its mission to increase the availability of physicians to serve the needs of the people living in the western region of the United States. and neurological rehabilitative conditions. Garfield Medical Center of Monterey Park and Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Riverside. ft. behaviors. full-time academic program leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Western University/COMP is housed in a 180. breakout rooms.edu/xp/edu/lead/leadabout. in the Northwest. In the Northwest. The curriculum prepares students to practice osteopathic medicine across a full spectrum of specialties. They participate as facilitators during the dissection labs and receive a stipend. Legacy Health System in Portland. Accreditation Western University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). caring.8/1/2014 Tuition: Included in OMSI tuition Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Selected students who have accepted our offer are invited to participate in the Intensive Summer Anatomy Course (ISAC). The 75. We will achieve our goal of educating osteopathic physicians from the Northwest. and faculty offices. patient-centered health care with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy. COMP students complete their rotations at some of the top hospitals in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. St. Institutional affiliation Western University of Health Sciences 2012–2013 Enrollment (Both campuses) Total medical school enrollment: 1. CA 91766-1854 Phone: (909) 469-5335 Fax: (909) 469-5570 learners and will serve society by providing comprehensive. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application early.edu Date Founded: 1977. It features auditoriums. translational research. Combined Degree Programs Baccalaureate/DO DO/MSBS DO/MSHS DO/MSMS Special Programs • International Medicine Programs: Students can complete up to two elective rotations in their fourth year. The academic environment fosters respect for the uniqueness of each human being. COMP-Northwest. Rural/small town setting in Willamette Valley of Oregon. Biochemistry and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. OR 97355 Phone: (541) 259-0200 E-mail: admissions@westernu.westernu. The integrated and early clinical experience has proven to be extremely successful based on student assessments and national licensing exams. Rouge Valley Medical Center in Medford. OR. The curriculum stresses the interdependence of the biological. Application Information Mission Statement The Mission of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) is to prepare students to become technically competent. Urban area in Southern California. culturally sensitive. This is accomplished through excellence in curriculum. with special emphasis on the maintenance of health and treatment of disease. Health Education Center (HEC).648 Post baccalaureate program: Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) Summer program(s): Intensive Summer Anatomy Course (ISAC) Dates: 6/16/2014 . clinical experiences and simulation. Curricular Offerings The curriculum at COMP is a four-year.000 sq. professional and compassionate physicians who are lifelong 94 Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 2/1/2014 *For best consideration. Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. Lebanon. California.Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP) Western University of Health Sciences/ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) COMP-Pomona. lifelong learners with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy and as leaders in interprofessional health care delivery. COMP-Northwest: Lebanon. • Interprofessional Education: WesternU has developed a comprehensive program that is designed to help students from nine health professions work as a cohesive health care team through problem-based learning. OR 200 Mullins Drive Lebanon. metabolic syndrome. teaching and research laboratories. The COMP-Northwest campus addresses the health care needs of residents throughout the Northwest. Faculty and students from all health professions form an interprofessional health care team that evaluates patients with chronic systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus. to name a few. Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. Private. and Franciscan Health System in Tacoma. OR. The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). including the University’s primary rotation sites: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. Summer program(s): Summer Medical Sciences Prep Program (SMSPP) Dates: 6/16/2014 .westernu. and skills necessary for the effective and compassionate practice of medicine. behavioral and social sciences. students train at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. OR. Students who successfully complete this program are exempt from taking the first semester anatomy course. service and osteopathic clinical practice. classrooms. Patient Care Center (PCC) meets the needs of residents of the Pomona Valley and serves as a training facility for the university’s students. Charles in Bend. conference rooms. Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8/4/2014 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Downey Regional Medical Center in Downey. Second Street Pomona.110 Total male: 605 Total female: 505 First-year enrollment: 334 First-year male: 195 First-year female: 139 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 3. ft. The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific provides the educational basis for internship and residencies in all medical specialties.

letter of recommendation from premedical advisory committee preferred. the admissions committee recognizes that these statistics.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: $1. who must be in the sciences. Room. or student. In addition to the traditional interview. preferably a DO.000 Western University/COMP requires acceptance deposits in two parts. Western University/COMP seeks a diverse and balanced student population and considers factors such as work experiences. including a deposit. Rec. latest filing date: Until class is filled Supplemental Application Requirements Applicants should select their campus of choice.104/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: $223. Regular Acceptance Notice Supplemental Application Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental Application Fee: $65 Fee waiver available: No Waiver conditions.International students (non-U. students will also participate in two Multiple Mini Interview stations. interviews may be given for entry at the alternate site. Hrs Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1.510 $49.510 $65 $40 $40 Required Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents.S. Students will have one minute to read a scenario and five minutes to speak with a standardized patient at each station. Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents. including a deposit. under special circumstances. if offered: N/A Supplemental app. staff. First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: COM Interview Format MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: January 2010 Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Individual interview with a panel of up to three: physician. earliest filing date: 7/2014 Supplemental app. citizens and who are living in the U. X Lab Sem. maturity and sense of dedication will establish the foundation for a graduate Biology/Zoology X Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Molecular Biology X Deposit $49. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 1 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: September 2013 • Latest acceptance date: April 2014 • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 3 months • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes who will lead a successful and productive life as an osteopathic physician. but may be considered for both campuses. knowledge of osteopathic medicine and professional promise. Form I-20 will be issued only after an offer of acceptance. Interviews and acceptances are offered on a rolling basis from September through February or until the class is filled. by themselves.2% White: 50% Other/No Answer: 5% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 82% Non-Science Majors: 18% Graduate degree(s): 1% First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Premedical Coursework Science Course Biochemistry Req. Hrs X X 8 We seek well-rounded. Books & Living Costs: $26.080 OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. 95 Est. as meeting the AACOMAS deadline is not a guarantee of consideration for admission. or letter of recommendation from one classroom professor. Early Decision Program (EDP) Western U/COMP does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 30% Black or African American: 2% Hispanic/Latino: 15% Pacific Islander: . If eligible.S. Data subject to change. Genetics X Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English Behavioral Sciences X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. lifelong learners whose character. Apply early. Preference will be given to highly qualified applicants who understand the health care needs of residents throughout the Northwestern Region. Pomona or Lebanon. Interviews are a halfhour long. Academic success documented by a challenging undergraduate curriculum and supported by aboveaverage grades and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores are important in selecting candidates for admission and may suggest future academic success. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes. Applied to tuition: Credited to student’s account after matriculation Deposit refundable: No Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service X 6 X 6 Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 89% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: Amount varies Humanities Math/Statistics Other Additional Coursework: Immunology. Students should expect to spend the day on campus. achievement-oriented. do not guarantee later success as a physician. Therefore.S. Students will interview at their campus of choice. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above. Anatomy and Physiology are recommended. Lab Sem. Pomona only Applicants who are not U. Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100%. Rec. residency at the time of interview.S. non-academic criteria significantly impact the selection decision. should be prepared to provide proof of legal U. Interviewer has the option of reviewing the application beforehand. faculty. volunteer leadership. 2014 . Supplemental Application. Board. However. Letter of recommendation from a physician.

and computer simulation. earliest filing date: July 2013 Supplemental app. Box 207 Hattiesburg. traditional subjects are covered using case-based learning. citizens or temporary residents) eligible: Yes Supplemental Application Curricular Offerings WCUCOM’s curriculum features hours in behavioral and community medicine. Regular Acceptance Notice Preparatory Programs Post baccalaureate program Facilities Setting: Hattiesburg. the COM will educate and train graduates who are committed to serving the health care needs of all individuals with special attention directed to the medically underserved and diverse populations of the state. if offered: N/A Supplemental app. MS Date Founded: 2008.000 beds in three states: Mississippi. physical diagnosis and Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP). Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: August 2014 International students (non-U. The medical school’s computer system is wireless and campus-wide. William Carey University’s Board of Trustees believes that osteopathic medical students should have every opportunity to excel both academically and organizationally. ebennett@wmcarey. They contain two amphitheater lecture halls. Rural and Community-Based Medical Practice Combined Degree Programs None Supplemental Application Requirements Special Programs • In keeping with the mission of WCUCOM. a state-of-the-art OPP Lab. Application Information Institutional Affiliation 2012–2013 Enrollment WCUCOM is part of William Carey University. WCUCOM’s curriculum and coursework are very similar to other osteopathic medical school programs. Letter from a physician.118 Primary application service: AACOMAS Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS Latest filing date:* 3/15/2014 *For best consideration. Ambulatory Care 4. lifelong learning and scholarly activity. traditional lecture and lab. Supplemental application required: Yes Sent to: Selected Applicants URL: By Invitation Only Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: No Waiver conditions. eight standardized patient examination rooms and a state-of-the-art telemedicine center. region and international mission field. preferably an osteopathic physician. Total medical school enrollment: 309 Total male: 189 Total female: 120 First-year enrollment: 109 First-year male: 68 First-year female: 41 Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 4. WCUCOM offers clinical training at a communitybased training network representing more than 6. MS 39401 Phone: (601) 318-6235 Fax: (601) 318-6410 E-mail: Emily Bennett. new anatomy lab.wmcarey. including a deposit. By using a community-based training model. Biomedical research is accomplished in conjunction with the University of Southern Mississippi. two clinical simulator rooms.S. except that WCUCOM provides special emphasis in the following critical areas: 1.edu Website: www. Community and Behavioral Medicine 3. Private Three newly constructed buildings were completed in 2010. Arkansas and Louisiana. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2.William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 498 Tuscan Avenue. faculty offices. student activity and study areas. MCAT Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years from date of primary application Accept September 2013 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2014 MCAT scores: Yes Send Letters of Recommendation by: Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes Mission Statement The mission of William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) is to prepare men and women to become osteopathic physicians through an emphasis on primary care. • Distinctive Curriculum in: »» Disaster Preparedness »» Regional Health Issues »» Oral Health »» Third World Medicine (elective) • International Medicine Programs: Yes Two letters of recommendation from science faculty members or a pre-medical committee. applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date. The curriculum in the first two years is discipline based. latest filing date: 4/15/2014 Description William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) is a private institution with a smaller class size to promote an environment of individual attention with faculty and staff. according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule: • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14 • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit • Earliest acceptance date: 11/1/2013 96 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents.edu/com Accreditation William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine holds provisional accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (CC-SACS).

COM Interview Format Open file. X 6 Resident tuition: Non-Resident tuition: Supplemental Application fee: Resident fees: Non-Resident fees: Health Insurance: Fees Include: Student Services Lab Computer Student Activities r r r Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $3. 30 to 40 minutes. Books & Living Costs: $30.000 $38.000 $50 $0 $0 N/A r Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents. Data subject to change. national origin. American Indian or Alaska Native: 6% Asian: 21% Black or African American: 3% Hispanic/Latino: 1% Pacific Islander: 0% White: 66% Other/No Answer: 3% First-Year Class Matriculants with: Science Majors: 83% Non-Science Majors: 17% Graduate degree(s): 39% Premedical Coursework • Latest acceptance date: Prior to registration • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: 30 days • Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors Science Course Biology/Zoology Biochemistry Req. or disabilities in admissions or in the administration of its education policies. X Lab Sem. Molecular Biology Genetics Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physics Non-Science Course College English X X 8 X X 8 X X 8 Req. Lab Sem.First-Year Class Matriculants’ Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity: Percentages are based on self-reported data and therefore may not equal 100 percent.000 Est. Deposit $38. Rec. age. programs. Hrs Financial Information Tuition and Fees Source: 2012-2013 tuition. three faculty members Admissions preference is strongly given to applicants from Mississippi and the surrounding Gulf South United States. color. gender. Board. including a deposit. religion. Room. Hrs 12 Early Decision Program (EDP) WCUCOM does not have EDP for notifying candidates on early admissions. William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race.000 Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines Additional Deposit: N/A Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: No Behavioral Sciences Humanities Math/Statistics Other Additional Coursework: Technology (not computer) Microscope Rental Health Service Financial Aid Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 98% Scholarships: Yes Average scholarship/grant: $19. Rec. creed. 2014 97 .000/year Average 2012 graduate indebtedness: N/A OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOK. or activities. according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.

. . Rice Photo Credits AACOM thanks the following colleges for providing photographs for this publication. . page 12 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia Campus . . . . . . . . page 9 Lincoln Memorial University . page 29 Note: The photographs displayed with each institution (pages 32 through 97) are from that institution. page 14 Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3 Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . Edited by: Wendy Fernando. . Gina M. .  pages 15 and 26 University of Pikeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 6. page 16 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . Tom Levitan. . . . . . . . . . top to bottom) Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Back Cover: (from left to right) Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Inside: Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover: (from left to right. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 23 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 19 and 24 Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .This publication was a collaboration between AACOM and all of the osteopathic medical schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 9 and 18 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9 Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University . . Follow AACOM on Facebook 98 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AACOM would especially like to thank everyone at the individual colleges who provided or reviewed information. . . . . . . . . . Moses Design by: Lisa Etienne Layout by: David W. . . . page 9 and 13 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 and 27 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine . . . . . .