2018 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book (CIB)


Notice: The AACOMAS Repeat Coursework Policy has changed for the 2017-2018 application cycle, which opened May 4, 2017.

For additional information, see full notice.

Table of Contents for Entering Class 2018

Welcome Letter from AACOM's President  

Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine - Admissions Offices and Locations  

Undergraduate Timeline for the Pre-Medical Student Applying to Osteopathic Medical Colleges 

Overview of Osteopathic Medicine   
  • What Does a DO Do?
  • Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Consider a Career in Osteopathic Medicine!
  • Osteopathic Medicine in an International Context
  • Learning about the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine and Shadowing a DO

Overview of Osteopathic Medical Education and Accreditation  

  • Accreditation
  • Osteopathic Medicine Four-Year Curriculum

Dual Degree Programs

Graduate Medical Education

  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Osteopathic Recignition
  • Residency Match

Board Examinations and Licensure

  • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Exam (COMLEX-USA)
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE)

General Admission Requirements 

  • Grade Point Averages for Entering Students
  • Mean Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Scores for Entering Students
  • Criminal Background Checks and Drug Testing

International Students

Financial Aid

Diversity in Osteopathic Medical Education

Application Deadlines

About the AACOM Application Service (AACOMAS)

  • Accessing the Application
  • Official MCAT Scores
  • Academic History and Transcripts
  • SPAM Bloacking and Technical Compatibility
  • Application Fees
  • Early Decision Program
  • Application Traffic Guidelines
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant Protocol
  • AACOMAS Release Statements

The Admissions Interview

  • Interview Suggestions
  • Interview Resources

Suggested Sources for More Information

Applications, First-Year Enrollment, Total Enrollment, and Graduates

Individual College Descriptions