Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Students seeking admission to CCOM must submit the following documented evidence:
- Completion of the prerequisite coursework.
- Grades of C or better (grades of C- are not acceptable)
- To be competitive, students should have minimum cumulative GPAs and science GPAs over 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
- To receive a supplemental application, students must have minimum science and cumulative GPAs of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
- Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation.
- Applicants participating in special affiliated programs with the College will be considered on an individual basis.
- Competitive test scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
- Average MCAT score for students entering CCOM in 2011 was 28
- Only MCAT exam scores earned from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the planned enrollment year are acceptable
- Register for MCAT tests through the MCAT Program Office at 202/828-0690 or visit www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat for information
- MCAT exams are offered multiple times per year
- Two letters of recommendation
- One letter from either a premedical advisory committee, prehealth advisor or basic science professor who has taught the applicant
- Second letter from either a U.S. licensed D.O. or M.D. Letters from osteopathic physicians are strongly recommended. Letters written by immediate family members are not acceptable
- Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the evaluators. Letters submitted by students are not accepted by the Office of Admissions
- Demonstration, sincere understanding and interest in osteopathic medicine
- Demonstration of a people- or service- orientation through community service or extracurricular activities
- Motivation for and commitment to health care as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work, or other life experiences
- Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues
- Passing the Midwestern University fingerprinting background check
- Commitment to abide by Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy