Applying for Admission to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Requirements for Admission
Applicants for first-year class admission in the college must meet the following academic requirements prior to matriculation:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required .
Applicants must have completed an acceptable academic year sequence, with a grade of "C" or better, in the following pre-requisite courses:
• English: 6 semester hrs.
• Biology, including a basic course in general biology or zoology (lecture and lab): 8 semester hrs
• General Chemistry (lecture and laboratory): 8 semester hours
• Organic Chemistry (lecture and laboratory): 8 semester hours
• Physics (lecture and laboratory): 8 semester hours
- Each applicant must submit Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores. Test scores must not be more than three years old. Scores should be reported directly to AACOMAS (Code 600).
The above are minimum requirements for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Students are encouraged to enroll in additional courses such as calculus, comparative anatomy, genetics, physical chemistry, biochemistry and behavioral sciences and neurosciences. The potential applicant should complete these courses as early as possible.
In assessing a candidate for admission, both cognitive and non-cognitive factors are considered.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine participates with other colleges of osteopathic medicine in the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS).
AACOMAS does not participate in the selection process, nor does it offer any recommendations to applicants concerning the selection of a college.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine subscribes to the Admissions Guidelines and Applicant Protocol of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, as published in the AACOM Osteopathic Medical College Information Book.
To submit an application to the College of Osteopathic Medicine, visit www.aacom.org. The Web-based application from AACOMAS allows you to submit your application to the College of Osteopathic Medicine through a secure Web server.
For further information contact:
5550 Friendship Blvd.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
Completed applications should be submitted along with the required fee, official transcripts and MCAT scores.
Upon receipt of the primary AACOMAS application, selected applicants will be invited to the College of Osteopathic Medicine for a personal interview. An applicant must be interviewed prior to consideration by the Committee on Admissions for acceptance. A request for an interview should not be construed as an offer of acceptance.
1. Every applicant to the College of Osteopathic Medicine is invited to complete our online supplemental application and submit the NON-REFUNDABLE supplemental fee of $80.00 electronically.
Please be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions for assistance with the Supplemental Application.
-- Supplemental Applications for the 2016 Entering Year --
2. Pre-Professional evaluation letters should be completed and sent either directly to the college by the applicant's pre-professional committee or applicants may submit their evaluation letters using Interfolio or Virtual Evals . Applicants may substitute evaluations from no less than three faculty members, two of whom teach sciences, if their college lacks a pre-professional committee.
3. A personal evaluation by an osteopathic physician not related to the applicant, although not required, is strongly recommended.
Note: All supplemental materials must be received before the Committee on Admissions can make a final decision regarding acceptance.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine issues acceptance on a rolling basis. Applicants may also be placed in a wait list category for future consideration, as openings become available after the class is filled. Upon acceptance, a NON-REFUNDABLE $1,500 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit is required to confirm a place in the class.
- May 1: AACOMAS begins to process application materials
- November-April: Interviews are conducted
- February 1: Deadline for receipt of applications by AACOMAS
Please Note: All accepted applicants are required to submit to the the College of Osteopathic Medicine, in addition to AACOMAS, an official transcript from each school attended and proof of immunization prior to orientation/registration, in order to be officially matriculated.
Transfer Student Application
Applications for transfer to the College of Osteopathic Medicine will be for entrance into the third year. Students must have successfully completed the equivalent of all College of Osteopathic Medicine first and second year courses. All third and fourth year requirements must be completed at the College of Osteopathic Medicine . Transfer must occur from other medical schools which are accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for application materials. The following is required:
- Application Form
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including undergraduate, graduate and medical school
- Record of MCAT results
- A letter from the College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean verifying that the student is good standing or explanation of leave of absence, withdrawal or dismissal
- Personal interview
- Successfully passed COMLEX Step I
Please submit your application and all required documentation to the College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions after February 1 but not later than March 15. Application for transfer will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and the Associate Dean for Clinical Education. Decisions will be made after all currently enrolled College of Osteopathic Medicine students are placed in clinical rotations (typically the month of April).
For further information, please contact:
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Old Westbury, New York 11568 8000