he osteopathic medical profession has a longstanding tradition of commitment to diversity. Osteopathic medical schools and AACOM encourage diversity, and many have recruitment programs aimed at attracting and training underrepresented minority physicians to serve our nation’s diverse population.

Colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) welcome students from all ethnic backgrounds, races, and genders. The COMs adhere to all legal requirements, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AACOMAS and its parent organization, AACOM, participate in events that are dedicated to promoting diversity and serving diverse populations. Read more about Diversity in Osteopathic Medical Education.

Financial Aid Supporting Diversity

AACOM offers two scholarships each year to students from historically underrepresented minority groups. For more information, visit AACOM's Financial Aid page. Financial aid officers at each of the COMs will be able to provide current information regarding other scholarships for minority students.

Mentoring and Other Support Programs

Mentoring and other support programs for underrepresented minority students are available at individual schools. Examples of these types of programs include summer workshops, open houses, and residence programs. For more information, visit the websites of the schools in which you are interested. 

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