Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - TouroCOM

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General Information

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and to training physicians who are committed to practicing in underserved communities At TouroCOM, technological innovation meets social responsibility, and a cutting-edge curriculum goes hand-in-hand with community outreach.

One School, Three Locations

  • Harlem, NY
  • Middletown, NY, and
  • Touro’s Newest Location – Great Falls, Montana

Since opening our doors in 2007, TouroCOM has been attracting students and training physicians who are committed to helping their patients and the medical profession. TouroCOM is equally committed to working to correct diversity disparities in our health care delivery system, so physicians can best meet patient needs.

Our medical curriculum is one of the first of its kind to take full advantage of today’s medical and classroom technologies. Ours is a flipped classroom that allows students to learn the material at home and for professors to track the students’ grasp of the material in class. Better assessment means better outcomes, and our graduates find residencies and placements at top hospitals across the country.

Additional Locations

Additional Locations

Additional Locations offer the same programs as the main campus. Use the main campus' application to apply to additional locations.

TouroCOM Middletown campus - TouroCOM Middletown

Affiliation TouroCOM, TouroCOM Montana and Touro University

Address 60 Prospect Avenue, Middletown, New York 10940

Campus Setting Rural

Website https://tourocom.touro.edu/

Phone (845) 648-1000

TouroCOM Montana - TouroCOM Montana

Affiliation TouroCOM, TouroCOM Middletown Campus and Touro University

Address 2801 18th Avenue, South, Great Falls, Montana 58405

Campus Setting Rural

Website https://tourocom.touro.edu/

Phone (406) 401-8100

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  • TouroCOM class photo in whitecoats
  • TouroCOM students pose with sim patient

Mission Statement

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to training osteopathic physicians, with a particular emphasis on practicing medicine in underserved communities, and to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. We value and support public service, research, graduate medical education, and osteopathic clinical service in the community that will strive to improve health outcomes for those we serve. We will work to educate students through the use of the latest innovative education techniques using summative and formative measures so as to graduate qualified osteopathic physicians.
Facilities

Closest City New York, NY (urban setting); Billings, MT (rural setting)

Campus Setting

Urban

Facilities

The Harlem Campus medical school buildings are across the street from the famous Apollo Theatre in central Harlem

The Middletown Campus is located in the city of Middletown, NY, 60 miles from New York City in New York’s Hudson Valley Region

The Montana Campus opened in 2023 and is located in Great Falls, Montana, in the central part of the state. Conveniently located between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Great Falls is a wonderful place to call home, as you pursue your medical journey and begin to explore the healthcare needs of the region.

All TouroCOM Campuses:

  • Lecture halls and classrooms are equipped to accommodate laptop computers, with wireless internet access available throughout the building. Professors present at “smart podiums” accommodating any electronic format.
  • The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) labs have hydraulic tables and Striker Cameras that enhance the learning experience.
  • There are breakout rooms adjacent to the amphitheaters for student study.
  • Anatomy labs at all campuses are temperature controlled with frequent air exchange.
  • Each campus has a state-of-the-art library facility with extensive electronic offerings that are not publicly available.

Clinical Rotation Sites:

  • Clinical sites for the New York campuses are located throughout the NYC metropolitan area and upstate New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Montana’s clinical sites are located in Great Falls and neighboring communities, as well as in neighboring states.

Student Residence Options

In Harlem, housing is not provided, but rental housing is available throughout the area with easy access by train, bus, or subway.

The Middletown Campus has on site dormitories as well as off-campus rental options.

In Great Falls, housing is not provided, but off-campus apartments and home rentals are available. New construction apartments are located directly adjacent to the campus.  There are many off-campus housing options available within a fifteen-minute drive.  There is also on-campus parking available.

Student Activities & Support Services

Let’s face it, medical school can be draining, but we’re here for each other. Whether we’re taking in the best of the neighborhood or finding fulfilling ways to apply our skills beyond the classroom, there’s always something to do, see, and learn at TouroCOM. And someone to do it with.

Home to a thriving restaurant and music scene, Harlem is one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Our campus is located directly across from the famous Apollo Theatre, and many of our students find housing and great dining options right in the area.

And Middletown is the gem of the Hudson Valley and home to the historic Paramount theater. Our campus is located just outside of town, and our students have the option of living on campus, with meals delivered to you.

Great Falls shows off the artistic charm of Montana and is an outdoor adventurer's dream with hiking, biking, fishing, birding, kayaking, and more. Student organizations and activities on campus will keep you busy as well.

Consider joining the Student Government Association to be a voice for your peers. Or participate in individual activities, such as health fairs. We’re a small school where students have big opportunities. See more information at: https://tourocom.touro.edu/do/student-life/

Accreditation & Affiliation

COM Accreditation Status The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is fully accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

The AOA is located at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Tel: 312-202-8124). As of September 15, 2022, the COCA voted to approve the additional location of TouroCOM in Great Falls, Montana to recruit students for an incoming class of Fall 2023.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is a division of Touro University, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 1007 N. Orange Street, MB #166 Wilmington, DE 19801, (267) 284-5011

University Affiliation(s) TouroCOM is a division of Touro University.

Student Demographics
  • 2023-2024

Academic Year Enrollment

Total Medical School Enrollment

1,159

Total Male

441

Total Female

718

Total Enrollment Affiliate Institutions

19,000

First-Year Matriculants

326

First-Year Male Matriculants

121

First-Year Female Matriculants

203

First-Year Other Matriculants

2

Matriculants In-State

122

Matriculants Out-of-State

204

Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.0%

Asian

34.7%

Black/African American

5.8%

Hispanic/Latino

5.8%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

43.9%

Multiple Races

2.8%

Undisclosed

6.1%

Majors of First-Year Matriculants

Science Majors

80.4%

Non-Science Majors

19.6%

Graduate Degrees

19.9%

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Overview

Private Institution

Non-Profit

TouroCOM is a division of Touro University.

Institutional Affiliation

2007

Year Founded

Urban

Campus Setting

Campus Contact

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - TouroCOM

230 West 125th St, Suite 434, New York, New York 10027

Address

(212) 851-1199

Phone

Admissions Office

(212) 851-1199 ext. 42589

Phone

Social Media

Curricular Offerings

TouroCOM’s pre-clinical curriculum uses an innovative flipped classroom model that emphasizes independent discovery of information and reserves valuable classroom time for clinical case discussion, application questions and peer-peer teaching activities. Early clinical exposures and health policy lectures are used to enhance the classroom curriculum.

Preparatory Programs

Preparatory/Postbaccalaureate Programs Offered

Master of Science Program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences

This is a full-time, one-year program offered by Touro University. The program provides students that are interested in becoming physicians an opportunity to prepare themselves for the academic rigors of medical school by immersing them into a biomedical curriculum that includes clinical anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, neuroanatomy and histology.

Students that are interested in dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, and PhD programs can also strengthen their foundation in these core biomedical sciences through this program. Faculty teach using an innovative flipped classroom model that emphasizes independent discovery of information and reserves valuable classroom time for clinical case discussion, application questions and peer-peer teaching activities.

Graduates of the MS program have the opportunity to directly matriculate as first year osteopathic medical students the following year contingent upon meeting the following requirements: completion of the MS curriculum, achieving a final MS program GPA of 3.450/4.0 or higher and achieving a passing grade on the Comprehensive Examination. Typically, 30 – 35 students from each campus are offered direct matriculation to TouroCOM DO programs after meeting these requirements.

TouroCOM-Harlem MS Program Email: masters.tourocom@touro.edu
TouroCOM-Middletown MS Program Email: masters.tourocom-mid@touro.edu
TouroCOM-Montana MS Program Email: masters.tourocom-Montana@touro.edu

Summer Anatomy Course (non-credit)
Summer Anatomy is a four-week course that is taught by TouroCOM faculty. The course covers anatomic terminology and teaches Anatomy by regions. By the end of the course you will have a sound foundation of Anatomy. The course will also provide you with study techniques and teach you how to answer multiple choice questions.

The course includes a lab component with demonstration of prosected cadavers and dissecting techniques. Each student receives a certificate at the end of the four weeks. There are weekly quizzes that will not be graded, but are administered to give you an idea of where you stand with understanding the material that is being presented.

Summer Histology Course (non-credit)
Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues and organs. In this four-week course, the student will understand the microanatomy of the fundamental tissues of the human body and correlate structure with function. The student’s mastery of the course material is essential for future basic science training.

The course is equivalent to the introductory course taken by first-year medical students across the United States and also provides excellent initial preparation for mastering shelf examinations in cell biology and histology examinations. The first half of the course covers the microanatomy of the cell including membranes, cytoplasmic organelles, intracellular trafficking, the nucleus, the genome, cell division and cell cycle.

In the second half the microanatomy and biology of epithelium, connective tissue (including blood and hemopoiesis) muscle, nerve tissue, cartilage and bone are covered. Lectures are presented in a fact-based format and supported with laboratory exercises designed to demonstrate an understanding of the ideas and concepts delivered in lecture. The course includes lectures, small group discussions, and laboratory sessions that involve hands-on light microscopy and glass slides, as well as the use of digital/virtual images.

You will receive a participation certificate at the end of the four weeks. Offered in parallel with the Summer Anatomy Program, it brings the perfect integration between gross anatomy and microanatomy.

Summer Embryology Course (non-credit)
Embryology is the study of formation, development and growth of a living organism. In this one-week course the student will understand the major aspects of human development. We will study the process of development from the moment of conception up to the moment of birth.

While studying the transitional events that will take us from single-celled organism to growing fetus, we will examine the formation of some of the major systems in the body. In addition, you will be introduced to some common, and uncommon, birth defects which will provide you with an understanding of what happens when developmental missteps occur. The student’s mastery of the course material is essential for future basic science training.

The first series of lectures deal with the pre-fetal periods of development. We will discuss formation of the gastrula, blastula, morula, and the embryo. You will understand the formation of the embryonic germ layers and their adult derivatives. Following implantation, we will discuss the formation of the extra embryonic membranes, formation of the placenta, and we will discuss the transition from growing embryo to developing fetus.

Finally, we will examine the formation of some of the major body systems of the human fetus. Not all body systems will be discussed (because of time constraints) but the material presented in this course will serve as a solid foundation for your medical embryology course as well as other basic sciences courses (e.g., Histology, Neuroscience, & Gross Anatomy). Course material will be presented on a fact-based lecture format and student participation on all topics is highly encouraged.

Special Programs

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP)
The EHTP pairs TouroCOM student mentors with high school students from East Harlem to help them with their science comprehension and skills. Informational sessions for interested tutors are held early in the Fall Semester.

Med-Achieve
Med-Achieve is an after-school medical science enrichment program serving high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. It is currently available in the Harlem and Middletown communities and will be available in Great Falls, Montana.

Throughout each program year, the Med-Achieve high school students receive medically focused lectures and interactive laboratory sessions. Each of the Med-Achieve students is partnered with a medical student currently enrolled at TouroCOM who works with them throughout the program and helps guide them in their current and future academic and career goals.

NEW! Medical Scientist Training Program – TouroCOM-Montana
TouroCOM-Montana has partnered with the McLaughlin Research Institute (MRI), in Great Falls, which focuses on translational science in medicine including neurogenetics on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other degenerative nerve diseases.

MRI will serve as a training ground for future physicians and scientists. The Medical Scientist Training Program is available for selected students who wish to pursue a D.O. career in research. Program includes a research stipend, plus 2-year tuition allocation included.

Mentoring In Medicine
Mentoring In Medicine (MIM) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to create a seamless system of mentorship, academic enrichment, leadership development and civic engagement for underrepresented minority youth.

MIM was created by minority physicians passionate about addressing health care disparities and igniting an interest in health and science in our youth. Mentoring in Medicine helps students create a strategic plan for graduation from health professional and advanced science training.

Warming Station
The Warming Station in Middletown provides a warm and safe environment for homeless adults living on the streets in Middletown. Students are encouraged to volunteer overnight to help supervise Middletown homeless men and women who have been screened for suitability.


 

Premedical Coursework

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

8 semester hours

Chemistry (Inorganic)
Required

8 semester hours

Chemistry (Organic)
Required

7 semester hours

Genetics
Recommended
Physics
Required

8 semester hours

Physiology
Recommended
Non-Science Courses
Behavioral Sciences
Required

3 semester hours

College English
Recommended

6 semester hours (Required if the BA/BS was not completed in English.)

Math/Statistics
Required

3 semester hours (and/or Computer Science)

Admissions

TouroCOM begins to review applications in June and general applications in August. After review of the applicant’s AACOMAS application, qualified candidates will be invited to complete a supplemental application. Once the supplemental application has been submitted, the admissions office will contact qualified candidates to schedule an interview.

The Interview Process
We invite selected applicants to visit the campus identified in the supplemental application for an informational presentation and a formal interview. Campus visits and interviews are conducted on a rolling basis from October through May. The Director of Admissions or a student affairs representative will lead a tour of the medical school facilities, and provide some historical background about TouroCOM and our parent institution, Touro University. We will also provide details about Harlem, Middletown or Great Falls communities as well as housing options. During the interview, candidates will meet with several faculty members. Interviewers’ feedback is considered alongside an applicants’ academic credentials in the selection process. An interview does not guarantee acceptance.

Acceptance to TouroCOM
The Admissions Committee submits their final recommendations for acceptance to the Dean of the college, who reserves the authority to approve all applications. TouroCOM usually notifies candidates of decisions within two months of the formal interview, and makes every effort to notify wait-listed candidates as soon as possible.

Admissions Processes

Interview Options: Virtual interviews only

Physician letter required? MD or DO

Virtual Shadowing Options? Only in-person shadowing accepted

Accepts online coursework to fulfill prerequisite requirements? Yes

Accepts prerequisite coursework pass/fail grades? Yes, but only in certain circumstances (please explain)

‘P’ or ‘S’ grades given during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 semesters are acceptable.

Will your institution waive MCAT exam requirements? No

Accepts online lab coursework? Yes

Application Information

Earliest Application Submission Date: May 6, 2024

Primary Application Deadline: March 1, 2025

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

The applicant applying to TouroCOM must have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to potential matriculation in the fall. In addition, the student should have a competitive grade point average in the sciences and overall, a competitive MCAT score, and a CasperTM/Duet score. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold U.S. Permanent Resident status.

During the supplemental application process, applicants must submit all required documents to be considered for an interview. TouroCOM is looking for candidates who are interested in becoming outstanding osteopathic physicians. Students must be able to present an understanding of osteopathic medicine and display a passion to become a doctor in underserved areas. Primary applications are pre-screened by the admissions department, and only students who meet the admissions standards are offered a supplemental application.

After further review by the Admissions Committee, qualified applicants that have met all supplemental application requirements may be offered an interview. Touro University treats all employees, students, and applicants without unlawful consideration or discrimination as to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or citizen status in all decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, the administration of its educational programs and activities, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff, suspension, expulsion and termination, and all other terms and conditions of admission, matriculation, and employment.

International Students Accepted? Does Not Accept International Students

Are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students considered for admissions? No

Application Interview Format: Traditional

Traditional interview via Zoom

Early Decision Program (EDP)

EDP Offered? Yes

Admissions EDP Available For

Both In-state and Out-of-State

EDP Application Due Date

August 1, 2024

EDP Supplemental Materials Due

August 15, 2024

EDP Applicants Notified

October 15, 2024

EDP Applications Submitted To AACOMAS

Supplemental Application

Supplemental Application Required? Yes

Candidates will be invited to complete a supplemental application if they meet the following criteria: An overall total and overall science GPA of at least a 3.0, a minimum MCAT of 498 or greater, both Casper and Duet score have been received, and you are a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.

Earliest Supplemental Application Submission Date: July 1, 2024

Supplemental Application Deadline: March 15, 2025

Supplemental Application Sent To: Screened Applicants

Minimum academic criteria:

  • Overall GPA: 3.0;
  • Overall Science GPA: 3.0;
  • MCAT Total: 498;
  • Submissions of Casper and Duet Scores from Acuity Insights  (https://acuityinsights.app/).

Supplemental Application Fee: $200

Supplemental Application Fee Refundable? No

Supplemental Application Fee Waiver Available? Yes

Candidate has qualified for an AACOMAS fee waiver.
Acceptances/Deposit Schedule

Earliest Acceptance Date

November 1, 2024

Latest Acceptance Date

July 15, 2025

Orientation/Start Date for First Year Students

July 21, 2025

Deferred Entrance Requests Considered? Yes

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 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 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

Mean MCAT Score

503.0

Avg. Cum. Undergrad GPA Score

3.50

Oldest MCAT Considered: January 1, 2022

Latest MCAT Score Accepted: January 13, 2025

Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation

  • AACOMAS
  • Interfolio
  • Email

Main Admissions Contact

(212) 851-1199 ext. 42589

Phone

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

2024-2025 Academic Year

Tuition

In-State Tuition

$66,600

Out-of-State Tuition

$66,600

Fees

Annual Fees

In-State Resident Fees

$200

Out-of-State Resident Fees

$200

Health Insurance Fee

$6,568

Tuition Fees Include

Lab
Student Activities
Student Services
Technology (not computer)

Estimates, Deposits, and More

Estimated Annual Room Board, Books, and Living Costs

$29,364

Average Graduate Indebtedness

$325,956

Acceptance Deposit

$2,000, non-refundable

Additional Deposit

$1,000

Deposit Applied to Tuition? Yes

Deposit Refundable? Yes

Acceptance deposit of $2000 is non-refundable. Additional $1000 deposit is refundable prior to the start of class.
Financial Aid

Percent of Enrolled Students with Financial Aid 81%

Scholarships Offered? Yes

Annual Scholarship/Grant Per Student: $20,473.53