All applicants, including graduates from foreign institutions, must hold either US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status at the time of application. Candidates with "pending" citizenship or permanent residency will not be considered.
Minimum Academic RequirementsTouro University College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the few medical schools that pre-screens off of the primary (AACOMAS) application. Minimum Science and Cumulative GPA's of 2.75 are required. Typically, successful candidates earn Science and Cumulative GPA's of 3.0 or greater and have obtained a minimum combined MCAT score of 23 or better, though the Admissions and Standards Committee will, on a case by case basis, look below these figures.
All candidates are required to have obtained a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education prior to the start of the Class for which they are applying.
All candidates are required to submit qualifying scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). For the Class of 2019 (entering August 2015) the Admissions and Standards Committee will accept scores from 2011 and newer.
Throughout the application process, candidates are evaluated based upon a variety of criteria, including the following:
- Academic Competence
- Personal/Professional Achievements
- Demonstrated Leadership Skills
- Creative Abilities
- Experience in Health Care
- Likelihood to Practice in Under Served Primary Care Areas
- 8 semester/12 quarter units of Biology/Zoology with lab.
- 8 semester/12 quarter units of Inorganic (General) Chemistry with lab.
- 8 semester/12 quarter units of Organic Chemistry with lab. 4 semester units of Biochemistry may be substituted for the second semester of Organic Chemistry.
- 8 semester/12 quarter units of Physics.
- 2 courses of College English
- 2 courses of Behavioral Science
- 1 course (minimum 4 semester units) of Math/Computer Science
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
Though not required, enrolling in these courses will provide a valuable foundation
and will ease your transition into medical school.
All required coursework must be completed prior to the start of classes. Candidates missing required coursework at the time of application may be permitted to proceed provisionally in the application process, provided they meet all other requirements. Candidates are informed of this provisional status via email sent with the supplemental application message.
Additional Requirement for Graduate of Foreign Institutions
The Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine considers applications from graduates of foreign institutions. The College does not, however, evaluate foreign transcripts. Transcripts and coursework from foreign institutions must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation agency. Evaluations must be sent directly to AACOMAS and must indicate that the foreign degree can be considered equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
Touro University - California accepts advanced placement credit as long as such credit appears on the undergraduate transcript and indicates either specific subject credit (e.g. General Chemistry - 4 units) or specific course credit (e.g. Chem 101 - 4 units). General advanced placement credit without such specifications is not accepted.
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