Applications for the CHSU Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program will be available on May 3, 2019 for the class that begins in July 2020 on the AACOMAS website at aacomas.org.

Admissions Requirements:

To be considered for admission to the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • 1. Obtained a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • 2. Submit all coursework transcripts with your AACOMAS application.
  • 3. Minimum score of 496 or better on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • 4. Submit final Transcripts verifying all completed coursework
  • 5. Provide 2-3 Letters of Recommendation
  • 6. Submit a Personal Statement
  • 7. Pay an Application fee through AACOMAS.
  • 8. Satisfactorily Complete the Prerequisite Courses listed below.
CourseSemester CreditsQuarter Units
General Chemistry46
Organic Chemistry812
Human Biology812
Behavioral Health46
Physics812
English Composition69

Recommended Coursework
• Biochemistry
• Anatomy

Generally, all applicants must complete all pre-requisite requirements within ten (10) years or less prior to enrollment in the COM. Applicants who have taken prerequisite courses more than ten (10) years prior to enrollment in the COM may be required to repeat that coursework prior to matriculation.

Additional college courses that are recommended but not required include: Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry.

To apply to CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, please:

visit the AACOMAS website and apply at www.aacomas.org

1. Designate that CHSU-COM should receive your primary application. Applications are available on (May 3, 2019), for the class that begins in July 2020. The application deadline is (March 1, 2020).

2. Submit official transcripts. Please include all colleges and universities attended.

3. Submit your official MCAT scores. Only MCAT scores taken within three years of matriculation will be accepted. For the July 2020 class, the latest official MCAT score that will be accepted is from 2017. Submit your letters of recommendation.

Letters of Recommendation

CHSU COM requires either two or three letters of recommendation to be submitted with the applicant’s application. Only applicants satisfying this requirement will be considered for admission. The following are the required letters of recommendation:

1. One letter from a physician (DO or MD) that details the applicant’s exposure to patients and the applicant’s ability to be successful in a medical setting. It can reflect shadowing, volunteer, or work experience. A letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician is recommended; AND

2. Either of the following:

3. A single letter from a pre-medical advisor or committee letter; or

4. Two academic letters written by college science professors who have instructed the applicant in the prerequisite courses.

Letters must be on letterhead and include the recommender’s academic credentials and a signature. Applicants are responsible for informing faculty of these requirements when requesting letters.

Letters from relatives, spouses, family friends, coaches, personal trainers, veterinarians, dentists, or the applicant’s family physician will not be accepted – authors should be as objective as possible.

Once the required letters are received, your letter of recommendation requirement will be considered met and your application will be forwarded to the admissions committee for review. We will not delay the review for additional letters.