FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2019
Senior Media Specialist
(Bethesda, MD) — The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has launched the Choose DO Explorer, the Association’s first online search tool created for prospective students and health professions advisors.
The Explorer is intended to serve those who wish to join the growing community of osteopathic physicians by providing information on school locations, dual degree options, institutional campus setting, mean overall GPA and MCAT scores for enrolled students, and application deadlines. Enhancements and added searchable criteria will be made to the Explorer as data becomes available.
“We’ve designed the tool to act as an invaluable resource for students and health professions advisors alike,” said Jayme Bograd, AACOM’s Director of Application Services, Recruitment and Student Affairs. “Comparing medical education programs can be a daunting task for even the most prepared applicants, so we’ve created our Explorer to make obtaining the right information as fast and as easy as possible.”
With 25 percent of all U.S. medical students now attending a college of osteopathic medicine, the field has become one of the fastest growing health professions in the nation. As part of the Choose DO initiative, the Explorer reflects AACOM’s commitment to promoting osteopathic medical education as a preferred pathway for future physicians and looks to increase the number of qualified physicians available to meet U.S. health care needs.
The Explorer is accessible here.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) leads and advocates for the full continuum of osteopathic medical education to improve the health of the public. Founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, AACOM represents all 35 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine—educating nearly 31,000 future physicians, 25 percent of all U.S. medical students—at 56 teaching locations in 33 U.S. states, as well as osteopathic graduate medical education professionals and trainees at U.S. medical centers, hospitals, clinics, and health systems.