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Notice: The AACOMAS Repeat Coursework Policy will change effective May 1, 2017.

For additional information, see full notice.

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

Welcome Letter for AACOM's President  |  pdf – p 2

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

Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine - Admissions Offices and Locations)  |  pdf – p 4-5

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

Overview of Osteopathic Medicine  |  pdf - 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  |  pdf - p 9

Overview of Osteopathic Medical Education  |  pdf - 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
  • AACOMAS FAQs

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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