Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University - CCOM

Downers Grove, Illinois

Primary Campus

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General Information

The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the most respected medical schools in the nation and offers the continuum of medical training, from our rigorous basic science coursework to top clinical rotation opportunities and competitive postdoctoral specialty programs. Our academic community provides a friendly, family atmosphere with modern facilities designed with students’ needs in mind.
  • CCOM graduation day
  • CCOM students in classroom
  • CCOM lecture hall

Mission Statement

The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine educates osteopathic physicians to provide quality compassionate care; promotes the practice of osteopathic medicine, lifelong learning, research, and service. CCOM Values: The Achievement of Educational Excellence Through: Leadership, Teamwork, Commitment, Integrity, Professionalism, Diversity, Osteopathic Philosophy.
Admissions Processes During the Pandemic

Interview Options: Virtual or In-Person

Physician letter required? Not Required

Virtual Shadowing Options? Virtual or In-Person Accepted

Accepts online coursework to fulfill prerequisite requirements? Yes

The coursework must come from a regionally accredited college or university.

Accepts prerequisite coursework pass/fail grades? Yes

Pass/fail is accepted as long as a passing grade is equal to a "C" or better.  "C-" is not accepted.

Will your institution waive MCAT exam requirements? No

Accepts online lab coursework? Other

Coursework must come from a regionally accredited college or university.

Closest City Chicago

Campus Setting



  • Littlejohn Hall provides a state-of-the-art auditorium and lecture rooms as well as a comprehensive medical library with group and individual study spaces.
  • Cardinal Hall houses a large auditorium, additional lecture halls, smaller classrooms, a modern, state-of-the-art simulation center, and the Dean’s offices.
  • Alumni Hall features classrooms and the beautiful Hyde Atrium for student gatherings and special events.
  • Science Hall houses the OMM laboratory, anatomy cadaver laboratory, classrooms, and science labs for faculty and students.
  • White Oak Hall features classrooms, offices, and fully equipped optometry laboratories. The building also includes a 24-hour student study room with a separate entrance, kitchenette, and vending machines.
  • Centennial Hall provides additional lecture halls and classrooms.
  • The Commons offers a large computer center, the campus dining hall, a coffee bar, and student recreation/lounge areas.
  • Recreation/Wellness Hall features the on-campus health/wellness center as well as a modern gymnasium, aerobic/dance room, handball/racquetball courts, strength training room, craft room, and music room.
  • Haspel/Hambrick Hall houses the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Financial Services, and several other administrative offices.
  • The MWU Clinical Campus located just a few miles west of campus houses a comprehensive Dental Institute, Family Medicine Practice/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Clinic, Speech Language Institute, Eye Institute, and other health care services.

Student Residence Options

  • Redwood Hall: This student residence hall facility features both single and double occupancy residence hall rooms with either private bathrooms or bathrooms shared by no more than two students; air conditioning; wiring for Internet and cable TV; wall-to-wall carpeting; and built-in closets, dressers, desks, and wardrobes. The Hall features a large commuter lounge as well as the Perrin Interfaith Chapel.
  • Pines Apartments: Each of the 48 apartments tucked away in the back of campus offers living space of 500 square feet; Internet wiring; cable TV; kitchenette with stove and refrigerator; and central air conditioning and heating units.
Accreditation & Affiliation

COM Accreditation Status CCOM is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA); MWU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Institutional Affiliation Midwestern University

Student Demographics
  • Entering Class 2022

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Main Contact

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University - CCOM

555 31st Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515


(800) 458-6253


Admissions Office

(630) 515-7200


Curricular Offerings

Rigorous basic science courses with emphasis on case discussions, clinical correlates, and discipline-based learning. Early clinical exposure through simulated patients and volunteer experiences. Top clinical rotations at major metropolitan health centers throughout the Chicagoland area, Northwest Indiana, the Midwest region, and across the country.

Preparatory Programs

Preparatory/Postbaccalaurete Programs Offered

Biomedical Sciences (MBS)
Two-year Master of Biomedical Science degree program that provides students with knowledge, skills, and expertise to pursue careers in a variety of biomedical professions.

Biomedical Sciences (MA)
Nine-month Master degree program designed to enhance a student’s candidacy for admission to professional graduate schools.

Special Programs

International Medicine Program
International Medicine Programs: CCOM and DOCARE Medical Mission to Guatemala for two weeks every year. International rotations are available for fourth-year students with approval of the CCOM Dean’s Office.

Dual Degrees/Concurrent Programs

Dual Degrees/Concurrent Programs Offered

DO/MA in Biomedical Sciences

DO/MPH in Public Health

DO/MBS in Biomedical Sciences

DO/MS in Precision Medicine


Premedical Coursework

Courses below are shown as either Recommended or Required and, when applicable, include the number of semester hours needed.
Science Courses

3 semester hours


3 semester hours

Required With Lab

8 semester hours

Chemistry (Inorganic)
Required With Lab

8 semester hours

Chemistry (Organic)
Required With Lab

8 semester hours


3 semester hours

Required With Lab



3 semester hours

Non-Science Courses
Behavioral Sciences

3 semester hours

College English

6 semester hours


3 semester hours

Additional Non-Science Courses



The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine considers for admission those students who possess the academic, professional, and personal qualities necessary to become exemplary osteopathic physicians. CCOM uses a rolling admissions process in which applications are reviewed and interview decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle.

To be competitive within this process, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle. All application materials, including the AACOMAS application, MCAT scores (as reported to AACOMAS), two required letters of recommendation, and all supplemental application materials with the application fee must be received in the Office of Admissions on or before March 1. Only completed applications received by the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline date will be reviewed for potential enrollment.

Application Information

Earliest Application Submission Date: May 4, 2023

Primary Application Deadline: January 1, 2024

Submission Timing for Best Consideration

For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to the deadline.

First Year Class Matriculant's Selection Factors

CCOM considers those students for admission who possess the academic, professional, and personal qualities necessary to become exemplary osteopathic physicians.

International Students Accepted? Accepts International Students

Yes. Requirements can be found on our website.

Application Interview Format: Traditional

Supplemental Application

Supplemental Application Required? Yes

Completed supplemental application, resume, and fee.

Earliest Supplemental Application Submission Date: June 1, 2023

Supplemental Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Supplemental Application Sent To: Screened Applicants

Supplemental application will be emailed to all applicants who meet the minimum 2.75 overall and 2.75 science GPA requirements.

Supplemental Application Fee: $50

Supplemental Application Fee Refundable? No

Supplemental Application Fee Waiver Available? Yes

AACOMAS waiver
Acceptances/Deposit Schedule

Earliest Acceptance Date

August 1, 2023

Latest Acceptance Date

August 4, 2024

Orientation/Start Date for First Year Students

August 6, 2024

Deferred Entrance Requests Considered? Yes

Deferments are only considered under extreme circumstances. Please see the Midwestern University catalog deferment policy for additional information.

Acceptance/deposit deadlines conform to the AACOMAS Traffic Guidelines Schedule? Yes

Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS Traffic Guidelines schedule:

  • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14
  • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
  • Those accepted between January 15 and April 30 will have 14 days.
  • Those accepted on or after May 1 may be asked for an immediate deposit.
  • After May 1 of the year of matriculation, each medical college may implement college-specific procedures for accepted students who hold one or more seats at other medical colleges.
MCAT/GPA Information

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Avg. Cum. Undergrad GPA Score


Oldest MCAT Considered: January 1, 2021

Accept September 2024 MCAT Scores? Yes

Accept January 2025 MCAT Scores? No

Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation

  • Interfolio
  • Paper

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

2023-2024 Academic Year


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Tuition Fees Include

Student Services

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Acceptance Deposit

$200 (partially refundable)

Additional Deposit


Deposit Applied to Tuition? Yes

Deposit Refundable? Yes

Partially refundable up until 30 calendar days prior to the first day of new student orientation.
Financial Aid

Percent of Enrolled Students with Financial Aid 93%

Scholarships Offered? Yes

Annual Scholarship/Grant Per Student: $20,200