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Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School Admissions

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.

Student selection for the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is based upon the completed AACOMAS application, supplemental application, personal statement, and letters of recommendation, cumulative GPA, science GPA, MCAT scores, community service, volunteerism, healthcare experience, and a personal interview with the Admissions Committee.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Emil S. Ruiz
Application fee  $200
AMCAS application accepted  No
AACOMAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
April 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
July 25 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
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  3.33
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  29 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
biology/zoology mathematics
English behavioral science
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

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?  Occasionally
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)?  No
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?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.1:1
Full-time faculty  28
Part-time faculty  527
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  19
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  21
Full-time faculty in clinical program  9
Part-time faculty in clinical program  506

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  0
Principal investigators (PIs)  0
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  0

Teaching Hospitals

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

Bergen Regional Medical Center Palisades Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Rockland Psychiatric Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Southampton Hospital
Holy Name Hospital St. Joseph's - New Island Hospital
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Nyack Hospital Staten Island University Hospital
Orange Regional Medical Center Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

We offer a dynamic modular curriculum that integrates a flipped classroom model with case based formulas to maximize student learning. Clinical concepts and skills are incorporated early the in first year and are built upon throughout the program. Information and innovative education tools needed to address diverse populations are taught to prepare students to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  75
Step 1: Percent passing  88%
Step 1: Average score  211
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  65
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  95%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  219

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  105
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  487
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  81
Level 2-CE: Number examined  197
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  452
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  79
Level 3: Number examined  78
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  475
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  81

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  1.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  1.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $0.00

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  46.7%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.33
MCAT total score  29
Acceptance rate  5.0%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.1:1
Total medical school enrollment  544

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Ms. Toni Daniels
Financial aid phone  (212) 851-1199



Full-time: $43,760

Required fees  $50
Room and board  $21,566
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $153,200

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  81%
Students receiving loans  78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  2%
Students receiving work study  1%


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