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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Suite 519
New York, NY 10027

60 Prospect Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940 

Main phone: Harlem: (212) 851-1199, Middletown: (845) 648-1000
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Admissions office
Email: admissions.tourocom@touro.edu
Phone: Harlem: (212) 851-1199 ext. 42588, Middletown: (845) 648-1111
Fax: Harlem: (212) 851-1183, Middletown: (845) 648-1018
Admissions Website

General Information

Mission Statement

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to training osteopathic physicians, with a particular emphasis on practicing medicine in underserved communities, and to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. We value and support public service, research, graduate medical education, and osteopathic clinical service in the community that will strive to improve health outcomes for those we serve. We will work to educate students through the use of the latest innovative education techniques using summative and formative measures so as to graduate qualified osteopathic physicians.

COM 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.

Campus setting: 
Harlem, NY: Urban Setting Middletown, NY: Suburban/Rural

Year founded: 2006

Type: Private, non-profit

Accreditation: 
TouroCOM holds full accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

  • TouroCOM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  • Middletown is under provisional accreditation. This campus will be given full accreditation from COCA after graduating the first class in 2018.

Institutional affiliation: 
Touro College and University System

Facilities:

  • The medical school buildings in central Harlem are across the street from the famous Apollo Theatre
  • The Middletown Campus is located in the city of Middletown, NY, 60 miles from New York City in New York's Hudson Valley Region
  • Lecture halls and classrooms are equipped to accommodate laptop computers, with wireless Internet access available throughout the building. Professors present at "smart podiums" accommodating any electronic format
  • The OMM labs have hydraulic tables and Striker Cameras
  • There are breakout rooms adjacent to the amphitheaters for student study
  • Anatomy labs at both campuses are temperature controlled with frequent air exchange
  • Each campus has a state-of-the-art library that houses computers with extensive electronic offerings
  • Clinical sites are located throughout the NYC metropolitan area and upstate New York

Student residence options: 
In Harlem, housing is not provided, but rental housing is available for the Harlem Campus in the Harlem and NYC area, with easy access by train and subway. The Middletown Campus has a dormitory on site.

2016-2017 Enrollment

  • Total medical school enrollment: 962
  • Total male: 515
  • Total female: 447
  • First-year enrollment: 292
  • First-year male: 152
  • First-year female: 140
  • First-year in-state: 100
  • First-year out-of-state: 192
  • Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 19,000

Curricular Offerings

TouroCOM's pre-clinical curriculum uses an integrated, system-based format that incorporates multiple learning strategies such as lecture format, interactive labs and small learning groups. Early clinical exposures and health policy lectures are used to enhance the classroom curriculum to address emerging issues in health care.

Dual Degree / Concurrent Programs

None offered

Preparatory Programs

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Masters of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. This is a full-time, one-year program offered by the Touro College and University System at both TouroCOM Harlem and Touro-COM Middletown. The curriculum is a lecture-based format which focuses on core basic medical sciences. Courses include Physiology, Histology, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Microbiology, as well as lectures on clinical medicine. Students finishing this Master's Program with a 3.5 average or above, and passing administered shelf exams, will be granted admission into Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and will be eligible for a DO degree. E-mail: masters.tourocom@touro.edu

Summer Anatomy Course
Harlem and Middletown

Summer Histology Course
Harlem and Middletown

Summer Embryology Course
Harlem and Middletown

Special Programs

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Masters of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. This is a full-time, one-year program offered by Touro College and University System at both TouroCOM Harlem and Touro-COM Middletown. The curriculum is a lecture-based format which focuses on core basic medical sciences. Courses include Physiology, Histology, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Microbiology, as well as lectures on clinical medicine. Students finishing this Master's Program with a 3.5 average or above, and passing administered shelf exams, will be granted admission into Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and will be eligible for a DO degree. E-mail: masters.tourocom@touro.edu

Application Information

  • Primary application service: AACOMAS
  • Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS (5/4/2017)
  • Primary application deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Supplemental application deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Submission timing for best consideration:
    For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school's latest filing date.  

Admissions Process

After review of the applicants AACOMAS application, qualified candidates will be invited to complete a supplemental application. Once the supplemental application has been submitted, the admissions office will contact qualified candidates to schedule an interview.

The Interview Process: We invite selected applicants to visit campus for an informational presentation and a formal interview. Campus visits and interviews are conducted on a rolling basis from October through May. The admissions director or a student affairs representative will lead a tour of the medical school facilities, and provide some historical background about TouroCOM and our parent institution, Touro College. We'll also provide details about the surrounding Harlem or Middletown community, and available housing.

For the interview, candidates will meet with several faculty members. Interviewers' feedback is considered alongside an applicants' academic credentials. An interview does not guarantee acceptance.

Acceptance to TouroCOM: The admissions committee submits their final recommendations for acceptance to the dean of the college, who reserves the authority to approve all applications. We usually notify candidates of our decisions within two months of the formal interview, and make every effort to notify wait-listed candidates as soon as possible.

First-year class matriculant's selection factors: 

The applicant applying to TouroCOM must have earned a bachelor's degree by no later than the end of spring semester of the current year. In addition, the student should have a competitive grade point average in the sciences and overall, and a competitive MCAT score. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold a permanent resident visa or be able to obtain F-1 status and form I-20. During the supplemental application process, applicants must submit all required documents to be considered for an interview.

TouroCOM is looking for candidates who are interested in becoming outstanding osteopathic physicians. Students must be able to present an understanding of osteopathic medicine and display a passion to become a doctor in underserved areas. Primary applications are pre-screened by the committee, and only students who meet the admissions standards are offered a supplemental application. After further review by the committee applicants are offered an interview, if they qualify. The interview response is within two to four weeks via e-mail. TouroCOM does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes
Asylum applicants will provide documentation from their attorney. This documentation is provided to our Registrar department, which handles international student affairs. Other international students are required to provide proof of their I-20 status or begin application to obtain the I-20.

MCAT

  • Oldest MCAT considered: Three years
  • Accept September 2017 MCAT scores: Yes
  • Accept January 2018 MCAT scores: Yes

Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation

  • AACOMAS
  • Virtual Evals
  • Interfolio

Interview Format

TouroCOM interview days have the following agenda: Review and presentation, Interview (open file, two  faculty members, 30 min.), Financial Aid and Admission/Tour of Facility.

Supplemental Application

  • Supplemental application required? Yes
  • Earliest supplemental application submission date: 9/1/2017
  • Supplemental application deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Supplemental application requirements:
    • Supplemental applications are sent to applicants after their AACOMAS applications have been pre-screened by Admissions.
    • Letter of recommendation from two science professors or a committee letter that includes two science professors
    • Letter of recommendation from a physician (either DO or MD).
  • Fee waiver available: Yes
  • Waiver conditions: 
    AACOMAS waiver
  • Supplemental application sent to the following prospective students:
    Screened applicants
  • Supplemental application fee: $200, non-refundable

Premedical Coursework

Science Courses

Required:

  • Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Physics, 8 semester hours with lab

Recommended:

  • Biochemistry

Non-Science Courses

Required:

  • College English, 6 semester hours
  • Behavioral Sciences, 6 semester hours
  • Math/Statistics, 4 semester hours

None recommended

Acceptances

Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following schedule:
  • TouroCOM has rolling admissions
  • Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Applicants who are notified of admissions offer are asked to respond within two weeks of receiving their letter of acceptance.
  • Earliest acceptance date: 11/1/2017 
  • Latest acceptance date: Until class is full
  • Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
  • Orientation / start date for first-year students: 7/23/2018 

Early Decision Program

  • Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No     

First-Year Class Matriculants

Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity 

Matriculants from the 2015-2016 application cycle.

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
  • Asian: 39.56%
  • Black or African-American: 2.22%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 6.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
  • White: 39.11%
  • Multiple Races: 3.11%
  • Undisclosed: 9.33% 

Majors of First-Year Class Matriculants

  • Science majors: 76.57%
  • Non-Science majors: 23.43%
  • Graduate degree(s): 27.20%

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

  • 2016-17 annual resident tuition: $50,070
  • 2016-17 annual non-resident tuition: $50,070
  • 2016-17 annual resident fees: $200
  • 2016-17 annual non-resident fees: $200
  • 2016-17 annual health insurance fee: $5,058
  • Fees include:
    • Student Activities
    • Technology (not computer)
    • Health Service
  • Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $42,582
  • Average 2016 graduate indebtedness: $262,815

Deposit

  • Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2,000, non-refundable
  • Additional deposit amount: $1,000, refundable
  • Deposit applied to tuition: After matricutlation: $3,000 is applied to tuition

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Website
  • Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 75%
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Average scholarship/grant:‚Äč See the TouroCOM-NY website for more information on scholarships and grants.