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Several of the nation’s osteopathic medical schools offer postbaccalaureate premedical programs, with variations in degree offerings, duration, and level of affiliation with the school’s medical programs. Students can receive either a graduate degree or a certificate of completion, and may be eligible for entrance interviews or direct transition to the medical program.
 

College

Postbaccalaureate Preparation Program(s) 

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM 

A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic
Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)
MS in Biomedical Sciences There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of
Midwestern University (AZCOM-MWU)
MA and MBS in Biomedical Sciences If the enrolled student meets certain eligibility requirements, entrance interview is granted.
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)
Foundations in Biomedical Science
BCOM’s Foundations in Biomedical Science Program is a new graduate curriculum taught by BCOM medical school faculty and designed specifically to assist students in strengthening their credentials as medical school applicants. The program includes intensive MCAT preparation for those who need to take or re-take the MCAT examination as well as extensive advisement to guide students through the medical school application process. This program also offers a guaranteed acceptance option. For more information please visit http://bcomnm.org/foundations-in-biomedical-
science/
.
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) Master of Science in Biomedical
Sciences
If enrolled student meets certain eligibility requirements, an entrance interview is granted.
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of
Midwestern University (CCOM-MWU)
MA and MBS in Biomedical Sciences
If the enrolled student meets certain eligibility requirements, entrance interview is granted.
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic
Medicine (DMU-COM)
MS in Anatomy and MS in Biomedical
Sciences
There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and COM, but an interview is granted to enrolled students who meet certain criteria.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Certificate program, MS in Biomedical
Sciences and Master of Medical Science
All students who are successful in these programs are guaranteed entrance interviews.
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM)
MS in Biomedical Sciences
Candidates who are referred by the Admissions Committee to the MSBS at Liberty University and earn a 3.0 GPA or better with no grade less than a B in any class will be admitted to LUCOM.
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)
MS in Biomedical Sciences and MS in
Anatomical Science
Candidates who are admitted into the Master’s program are guaranteed an interview provided they apply through AACOMAS and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)
The program has two tracks: Post-
Baccalaureate Certificate and MS in
Biomedical Sciences
Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program who attain a GPA of 3.5 or greater in the fall semester will have a guaranteed interview for the DO program in the spring semester, as long as a complete application has been submitted to AACOMAS and MU-COM in the fall. Interested candidates should contact the Office of Enrollment Management at (317) 955-6297 for more information.
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM)
Master of Biomedical Science
This program allows students to demonstrate that they can be successful in the DO program at NSU-COM. Enrollees in this program take basic science courses alongside the osteopathic medicine students. Courses offered include gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pathology and pharmacology.After the first year, students who achieve an 80 percent or above in each course and have a successful interview are eligible to be admitted into the DO program.
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic
Medicine (OU-HCOM)
None
Students are guaranteed admission to the next entering class if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the post-bac program. Participants are also required to participate in the Pre-Matriculation Program prior to the start of medical school at
OU-HCOM.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
(PCOM)
MS in Biomedical Sciences
There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.
Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)
MS in Biomedical Sciences
There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic
Medicine
MS in Biomedical Sciences
Candidates are encouraged to visit the website at www.rvu.edu for program information.
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
(RowanSOM)
MS in Histopathology and Masters in
Biomedical Sciences (thesis or non-thesis
track); Certificate in Biomedical Sciences
The Masters Programs are not a bridge into RowanSOM; however, if enrolled students meet certain admissions requirements, an interview could be granted.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York (TouroCOM-NY)
MS in Interdisciplinary Sciences
MS students who achieve a 3.5 GPA and successfully pass a cumulative final examination administered at the end of the program are eligible to begin the DO program in the fall of the following
year.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-
California (TUCOM-CA)
MS in Medical Health Sciences
Candidates who are admitted into the Master’s program are guaranteed an interview with the COM, provided they apply through AACOMAS and maintain a Master’s GPA of 3.0 or better. Including
the most recent cohort, 95 percent of Master’s students who applied were accepted. For more information, visit admissions.tu.edu/msmhs-com.
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic
Medicine (TUNCOM)
MS in Medical Health Sciences
Students are encouraged to visit the website at www.tun.touro.edu for the specific requirements that MHS students must fulfill in order to gain admissions into the DO program.
University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM)
Master of Biomedical Science
Candidates who successfully complete this program are given special admissions consideration, including a guaranteed interview.
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
Certificate Program
A nine month pre-med graduate program offered to individuals interested in applying to a medical or other healthcare program. This is a strong preparation program for career enhancers,
including those from rural areas, and underrepresented minority backgrounds. There is a direct acceptance option into VCOM’s DO program for students who meet GPA and other benchmarks.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP) MS in Medical Sciences
MS in Biomedical Sciences
Students who link with the medical school and meet certain criteriaare granted admission.
William Carey University College of Osteopathic
Medicine (WCUCOM)
Master’s of Biomedical Science
The Master’s program is not a bridge program into WCUCOM.