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Class of 2017

51% in-state; 49% out-of-state
Avg Undergrad GPA 3.49
Avg Science GPA 3.40
Avg MCAT: 28

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants for admission must meet the following requirements prior to entry:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A minimum of 90 semester hours of accepted work from a regionally accredited college or university may be considered for admission.
  2. Completion of the following with a grade of 2.0 or higher:
    • 8 semester hours of Biological Science (includes biology, embryology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, etc.)
      • 8 semester hours of General Chemistry with laboratory
      • 8 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with laboratory (biochemistry may be substituted for all or part of Organic Chemistry II)
      • 8 semester hours of Physics
      • 6 semester hours of English/Humanities (must include 3 semester hours of English)

        These are minimum academic requirements for admission. Students are encouraged to take additional courses such as biochemistry, physiology, behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

  3. Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0.
  4. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with scores no more than three years old prior to the date of matriculation (entering medical school). For example, applicants wanting to matriculate in August 2016, must have taken the MCAT no later than August 2013. This examination evaluates the applicant's knowledge of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning. We strongly recommend that the examination be taken in the spring of the junior year, so that, if applicants feel that the test scores are unsatisfactory, they may retake the examination in the fall of the senior year. January scores will not be considered. Only the best set of test scores will be considered. All scores should be forwarded to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
  5. Letters of recommendation from:
    • A physician (M.D. or D.O.)
    • The pre-professional committee, or if such a committee does not exist, then three letters of recommendation are needed (two from science professors and one non-science professor)

      Examples of a non-science letter include but are not limited to English, Psychology, Mathematics, and Humanities.It is recommended that letters are signed or submitted on official school letterhead.

Any variations of the admissions requirements can be approved by the dean.

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program in the College of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to student-centered osteopathic medical education to produce exemplary osteopathic physicians known for competent and compassionate care.

Candidates must have, with or without reasonable accommodation, multiple abilities and skills including intellectual, conceptual, integrative, and quantitative abilities; interpersonal communication; mobility and strength; motor skills; and hearing, visual, tactile, behavioral, and social attributes. Candidates for admission and progression must be able to perform these abilities and skills in a reasonably independent manner.

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NSUCOM students are highly competitive in obtaining residency placements and in the passing rates for the licensing exams required for graduation.

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