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Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Our rolling admissions process means applicants receive notification within a week of their on-site interviews. Superior academic performance and strong MCATs, dedication to humane medical care, motivation for osteopathic medicine, excellent communication skills; 4-year baccalaureate degree; must be U.S. citizen or hold permanent visa; letters of recommendation; preference given to Ohio residents.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  John D. Schriner, Ph.D.
Application fee  $60
AMCAS application accepted  No
AACOMAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
February 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  September 15 (Begins)
May 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  by May 15
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  28 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
biology/zoology behavioral science
English social sciences
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.S., D.O./M.A., D.O./M.H.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.2:1
Full-time faculty  92
Part-time faculty  2,372
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  31
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  6
Full-time faculty in clinical program  61
Part-time faculty in clinical program  2,366

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  10
Principal investigators (PIs)  7
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  11

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Adena Regional Medical Center Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital
Affinity Medical Center Mt. Carmel West Medical Center
Berger Hospital O'Bleness Memorial Hospital
Cleveland Clinic/South Pointe Hospital Ohio Health/Doctors Hospital Columbus
Fairfield Medical Center Ohio Health/Grant Medical Center
Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Riverside Methodist Hospital
Firelands Regional Medical Center Southern Ohio Medical Center
  St. Elizabeth Health Center
South Campus St. John Medical Center
Grandview Medical Center St. Joseph Health Center
Marietta Memorial Hospital Summa Health System -- Akron City Hospital
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Summa Western Reserve Hospital
MetroHealth Medical Center Veterans Administration Medical Center
Mt. Carmel New Albany Surgical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Our two curricular options both use body systems to present biomedical, clinical and social fundamentals for year 1 & 2 students. One track comprises week-long modules based on patient symptoms. In the other, students in small groups set their own learning objectives based on faculty-designed case studies. Years 3 & 4 are spent in clinical rotations in our hospital system.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  N/A
Step 1: Percent passing  N/A
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  113
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  535
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  84
Level 2-CE: Number examined  117
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  534
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  84
Level 3: Number examined  127
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  563
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  85

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $5.71

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  55.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  28
Acceptance rate  4.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.2:1
Total medical school enrollment  539

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Marie Barone
Financial aid phone  (740) 593-2158



Full-time: $29,076 (in-state)
Full-time: $42,086 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $2,230
Room and board  $14,100
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $158,418

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  91%
Students receiving loans  83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  35%
Students receiving work study  0%



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