2018 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book (CIB)


Notice: The AACOMAS Repeat Coursework Policy has changed for the 2017-2018 application cycle, which opened May 4, 2017.

For additional information, see full notice.

View the pdf version of the CIB.

Table of Contents for Entering Class 2018

Welcome Letter from AACOM's President  

Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine - Admissions Offices and Locations  

Undergraduate Timeline for the Pre-Medical Student Applying to Osteopathic Medical Colleges 

Overview of Osteopathic Medicine   
  • What Does a DO Do?
  • Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Consider a Career in Osteopathic Medicine!
  • Osteopathic Medicine in an International Context
  • Learning about the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine and Shadowing a DO

Overview of Osteopathic Medical Education and Accreditation  

  • Accreditation
  • Osteopathic Medicine Four-Year Curriculum

Dual Degree Programs

Graduate Medical Education

  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Osteopathic Recognition
  • Residency Match

Board Examinations and Licensure

  • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Exam (COMLEX-USA)
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE)

General Admission Requirements 

  • Grade Point Averages for Entering Students
  • Mean Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Scores for Entering Students
  • Criminal Background Checks and Drug Testing

International Students

Financial Aid

Diversity in Osteopathic Medical Education

Application Deadlines

About the AACOM Application Service (AACOMAS)

  • Accessing the Application
  • Official MCAT Scores
  • Academic History and Transcripts
  • SPAM Blocking and Technical Compatibility
  • Application Fees
  • Early Decision Program
  • Application Traffic Guidelines
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant Protocol
  • AACOMAS Release Statements

The Admissions Interview

  • Interview Suggestions
  • Interview Resources

Suggested Sources for More Information

Applications, First-Year Enrollment, Total Enrollment, and Graduates

Individual College Descriptions 

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