Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Admission Requirements

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

  1. Completion of the admissions 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 from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation
  3. Competitive test scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
    • Average MCAT score for students entering CCOM in 2017 was 507 (29 on previous MCAT format)
    • Only MCAT exam scores earned from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the planned enrollment year are acceptable
    • Candidates can register for MCAT tests through the MCAT Program Office at 202/828-0690 or visit www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat for information
  4. 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 family members are not acceptable

Students seeking admission to CCOM must:

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