Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Admission Requirements

Admission to KCU’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is competitive and based on several factors that indicate the applicant is a good fit for our mission. These factors include academic success, clinical exposure, research experience, leadership skills and community involvement.

Admission requirements for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program are as follows:

I. Completed AACOMAS Application.

II. MCAT Score

MCAT scores are accepted three years prior to entry, i.e., for Fall 2024 entry scores need to be May 2021 or later. For Fall 2024, all scores need to be the new MCAT scores.

III. Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s degree has to be from an accredited university or college for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine. This requirement may be waived for students enrolled in KCU-COM Partner Programs.

IV. Prerequisite undergraduate coursework (completed with a grade of C or better)

· Biological Sciences – 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours)

· Biochemistry – 3 semester hours (4.5 quarter hours)

· Chemistry - 13 semester hours (19.5 quarter hours)

· Physics - 8 semester hours (12 quarter hours)

V. Two letters of recommendation

Letters must be dated within two years of matriculation year (i.e., if starting classes at KCU in July 2024, letters must be dated no earlier than May 2022)

· One from a pre-med advisor or committee; may substitute a science faculty member

· One from a physician (DO or MD)

· Additional letters may be submitted on your behalf in addition to required letters

VI. Experience in the healthcare field (shadowing, volunteer, work, etc.)