Requirements for Admission to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Applicants for first-year class admission in the college must meet the following academic requirements prior to matriculation:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required .
2. Applicants must have completed an acceptable academic year sequence, with a grade of "C" or better, in the following prerequisite courses:
- English – 6 semester hrs.
- Biology – 8 semester hrs. including a basic course in general biology or general zoology (lecture and laboratory)
- General Chemistry – 8 semester hrs. (lecture and laboratory)
- Organic Chemistry – 8 semester hrs. (lecture and laboratory)
- Physics – 8 semester hrs. (lecture and laboratory)
3. Each applicant must submit Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores.
Test scores must not be more than 3 years old.
Scores should be reported directly to AACOMAS (Code 600).
4. All applicants, to be admitted to the College of Osteopathic Medicine must fulfill the Technical Standards requirements that intend to ensure that the students can function effectively as an osteopathic physician
5. All applicants, to be admitted to the College of Osteopathic Medicine , must be willing to abide by the Honor Code and other standards of professional conduct as described in the College of Osteopathic Medicine student handbook.
The above are minimum requirements for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine . Applicants are encouraged to enroll in additional courses such as Calculus, Comparative Anatomy, Genetics, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Behavioral and Neurosciences. Community and hospital based volunteer or professional work is another way by which applicants can assess their interest in the healing profession and express their commitment.
In assessing a candidate for admission, both cognitive and non-cognitive factors are considered. In keeping with its philosophy, the College of Osteopathic Medicine evaluates the whole record, environment, initiative and circumstances of each applicant.
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 for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine , visit http://www.aacom.org well before February 1. The Web-based application service, known as the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), allows you to submit your application to the College of Osteopathic Medicine through a secure Web server.
For further information, please contact:
5550 Friendship Blvd., Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
Completed applications should be submitted along with the required fee, official transcripts, and MCAT scores.
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 $60 electronically.
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 Virtual Evals or Interfolio. 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, although not required, is strongly recommended.
Upon receipt of the primary AACOMAS application, selected applicants will be invited to NYCOM for an on-campus interview. Interviews begin in early November and conclude in the spring once the class has been selected – typically March or early April.
An applicant must be interviewed prior to consideration by the committee on Admissions for acceptance. An invitation for interview should not be construed as an offer of acceptance.
The interview day includes a full program of information sessions, meetings with current students and a campus tour. Candidates should plan on spending most of the day on the NYCOM campus.
Please bring your driver's license or US passport to the interview for identification purposes.
For further information, please contact:
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000