Selection Criteria for Med-Prep I

Gaining entrance into the HCOP Program

1) All students interested in participating in HCOP Medical School Program must first follow the admissions process necessary for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Applicants from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds are reviewed by the Admissions Committee using the same criteria applied to all applications. All candidates for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicineincluding prospective HCOP participants receive a full review and are selected on a competitive basis. View the College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions requirements and learn about the application process.

Disadvantaged- defined as students from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in health profession/medical schooling. For a student with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size. Students who apply to the College of Osteopathic Medicineand meet the economic or education criteria for entry must provide tax returns to support their applications.

2) Selected students will be accepted as students of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. These accepted students will be required to attend a six week summer program titled Med Prep I.

In addition to being disadvantaged,  HCOP students must be:

  • A United States citizen, non citizen nationals or foreign nationals with a VISA permitting permanent United States residence.
  • Willing to make a commitment to HCOP program activities and responsibilities.

For information please contact:

Lois Small, M.S.
HCOP Project Manager
Student Affairs
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Northern Blvd.
Serota Building, Room 238
Old Westbury, NY  11568


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