New! AACOMAS Profile for 2016 Entering Class

January 23, 2017
The recently-released AACOMAS Profile: Applicant and Matriculant Report provides a snapshot of the osteopathic medical school applicants and matriculants for the 2016 entering class. The annual report summarizes AACOMAS data on applicant and matriculant characteristics, education and testing scores, HRSA indicators, feeder colleges, and more.

AACOMAS received 185,602 individual school applications from 20,720 applicants for 6,592 American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)-approved seats in fall 2016. These colleges matriculated a total of 6,995 applicants, 6,923 (99%) of whom submitted an application through AACOMAS.

Highlights of the 2016 AACOMAS Applicant & Matriculant Profile Summary Report include:

  • The three most common ways matriculants first learn about osteopathic medicine are: from an osteopathic physician (24.7%), from a pre-health advisor or faculty member (17.1%), and from current medical students (13.9%)
  • Matriculants with a major categorized as "Life Sciences" are nearly 70 percent of the pool, decreasing by 0.6 percent compared to 2015
  • Matriculants' overall mean GPA for all-coursework was 3.56
  • App, Matr report-overall gpa figure

  • Matriculants mean total MCAT scores were 502.17 (2015 MCAT) and 26.72 (Pre-2015 MCAT)
  • Matriculants living in a large town totaled 1,969 (29.1%). Almost 30 percent of matriculants—1,987—are from a large city and urban area
View the full report and visit AACOM Research Reports for more. 


Vol. 1, No. 2
January 25, 2017