Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus


Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine considers for admission those students who possess the academic, professional, and personal qualities necessary to become exemplary osteopathic physicians. To select these students, the College uses a rolling admissions process within a competitive admissions framework.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to AZCOM must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of the admission course requirements.
    • 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
  2. Completion of a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation.
  3. Competitive scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
    • Average MCAT score for students entering in 2014 was 29
    • Only MCAT exam scores earned from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the matriculation date of the planned enrollment year are acceptable.  For the 2015 application cycle, this would be MCATs taken in 2013, 2014 and 2015
    • Register for MCAT tests through the MCAT Program Office at 202/828-0690 or visit
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required.
    • One letter from either a premedical advisory committee or science professor who has taught the applicant
    • Second letter from either a D.O. or a M.D. Letters from osteopathic physicians are strongly recommended, and 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

Students seeking admission to AZCOM must:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of and sincere interest in osteopathic medicine.
  2. Demonstrate service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities.
  3. Demonstrate motivation for and commitment to health care as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work, or other life experiences.
  4. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
  5. Pass the Midwestern University criminal background check.
  6. Commit to abide by Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  7. Meet the Technical Standards for the College.