Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Admissions to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Motivation to become an osteopathic physician.
  2. Applicants will have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education. In rare cases, students may enter without a degree as a result of articulation agreements.
  3. The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions and Standards Committee will evaluate applicants for acceptance to the College on the basis of academic competence, previous achievement, strong personal qualities, demonstrated leadership skills, creative abilities, honors, awards, extracurricular activities, experience in health care, likelihood to practice in underserved primary care areas, and other non-cognitive factors.
  4. Biology: A minimum of at least eight semester hours of which a minimum of two semester units of laboratory work must be completed. These eight semester units may consist of four semester units of zoology and four semester units of botany, or eight semester units of general biology or zoology, but not botany alone.
  5. Inorganic Chemistry: At least eight semester hours including two semester hours of laboratory work.
  6. Organic Chemistry: At least eight semester hours including two semester hours of laboratory work. Four semester hours of Biochemistry may be substituted for four semester hours of Organic Chemistry.
  7. Physics: At least eight semester hours including two semester hours of laboratory work.
  8. English: A minimum of six semester hours of composition and literature.
  9. Mathematics and/or Computer Science: A minimum of four semester hours of courses in mathematics and/or computer science.
  10. Behavioral Sciences: At least six semester hours of courses in behavioral sciences, i.e., psychology, sociology, or anthropology.
  11. Submit his/her most recent Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT) scores.
  12. Science and overall GPA as well as MCAT Scores are requirements for admission.

* All students who have yet to complete the pre-requites for the program will be admitted on a provisional basis and are expected to earn a grade a B or better on those courses.

** Students who have earned 75% of their under graduate credits from institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education with which we have established articulation agreements may be admitted prior to earning their BS degree.

*** Although candidates are evaluated primarily on the above criteria, the Dean reserves the authority to approve all applications for admission.

Admission Process
  1. Application to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine must be made through the American Association of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). The AACOMAS deadline is April 1st.
  2. Telephone, write, or e-mail to:

    The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
    Application Service
    5550 Friendship Blvd., Suite 310
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
    (301) 968-4190

    OR

    visit www.aacom.org. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine's College Designation Form (CDF) number is 010142-00.

  3. Course work taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. equivalence by an evaluation service recognized by AACOMAS and an official copy must be sent from the service directly to AACOMAS. Transfer credit appearing on U.S. institutional transcripts, student copies of an evaluation, or other foreign evaluations will not be accepted. For a list of evaluations services recognized by AACOMAS, go to www.aacom.org. All institutions attended (including foreign institutions) must be listed on the AACOMAS Application Form.
  4. Candidates should apply early in the admissions cycle. This will assure the candidate of full consideration.
  5. The College operates on a "rolling" admission cycle.
Supplementary Materials

Following the receipt of the primary application from AACOMAS, applicants who appear to qualify and meet academic standards are sent a supplemental (or secondary) application, allowing their candidacy to move forward. The secondary application is returned to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine with a $200.00 non-refundable fee.

In addition, an applicant is required to submit an evaluation from a pre-professional advisory committee, or letters of recommendation from two (2) science faculty familiar with work accomplished. Further, a letter of recommendation must be sent by a physician (D.O. or M.D.).

Interviews

Following the completion of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Supplemental Application, interviews are assembled. Invitations are sent to those applicants showing the highest potential to perform well. Formal interviews are conducted from September through May. An invitation to interview does not guarantee acceptance.

Technical Standards for Admission

Applicants to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine are expected to possess those intellectual, ethical, physical, and emotional capabilities required to undertake the full curriculum and achieve the levels of competence required by the faculty. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically challenged students while maintaining the integrity of the curriculum.

Accordingly, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine requires each student to meet certain technical requirements in these areas.

  1. Observation
  2. Communication
  3. Motor Function
  4. Sensory
  5. Strength and Mobility
  6. Visual Integration
  7. Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities
  8. Behavioral and Social Abilities
  9. Participation in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine laboratories

Details about these requirements may be found in the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine catalog.