The 2017 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book can be downloaded free of charge and is available for purchase as a printed copy in the AACOM Store. 


Table of Contents for entering class 2017

About the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) – p 2

  • Welcome Letter from AACOM President

Welcome Letter from AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents – p 3

Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (Locations) – p 4-5

Undergraduate Timeline for the Pre-Medical Student Applying to Osteopathic Medical Colleges - p 6

Overview of Osteopathic Medicine - p 7-8 
  • What Does a DO Do?
  • Why Consider a Career in Osteopathic Medicine?
  • Osteopathic Medicine in an International Context
  • Shadowing a DO

In Their Own Words: A Snapshot of the Osteopathic Medical Student - p 9

Overview of Osteopathic Medical Education - p 10  

  • Accreditation
  • Four-Year Curriculum

Dual Degree Programs - p 12

Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education - p 13

  • How OGME Differs from MD/GME
  • Residency Match

Board Examinations and Licensure - p 14

  • Medical Licensure Exams

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

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs - p 16-17

International Students - p 18

Financial Aid - p 19-20

Nontraditional Students - p 20

  • Osteopathic Training for U.S.-Trained Health Professionals

Application Deadlines 

About the AACOM Application Service (AACOMAS) - p 22-26

  • Accessing the Application
  • Official MCAT Scores
  • Application Fees
  • Early Decision Program
  • Application Traffic Guidelines
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant Protocol
  • AACOMAS User Agreement

The Admissions Interview - p 27-28

  • Interview Suggestions
  • Interview Resources

Suggested Sources for More Information - p 28-29

Applications, First-Year Enrollment, Total Enrollment, and Graduates - p 30

Individual College Descriptions 

A 'Must Have' for Applicants! 


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