To be considered for acceptance in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program, applicants must:
- Demonstrate academic competence, personal/professional achievements, leadership skills, creative abilities, experience in health care and a likelihood of practicing in underserved primary care areas.
- Have scored 25 or greater or 500 composite score on the newer version of the MCAT submitted through AACOMAS. Applicants for the class matriculating in 2016 must submit MCAT scores that are no older than June 2012.
- Have earned a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.00.
- Have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education prior to the start of the class for which they are applying.
- Have physician shadowing experience.
- Have completed the following coursework with a grade of C or better.
8 semester hours of Biology/Zoology with Lab
8 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry
8 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab*
8 semester hours of Physics
*Four semester units of Biochemistry may be substituted for the second semester of Organic Chemistry.
6 semester hours of English
6 semester hours of Behavioral Sciences
3 semester hours of Math/Statistics
- Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.
- Be able to comply with TUN’s required DO Technical Standards, which includes the physical abilities necessary to perform as an osteopath physician.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To help in learning about the admissions process, applicants are encouraged to read the TUN Osteopathic Medicine Frequently Asked Questions 2015-2016.
How to Apply
1. Initial application must be made through the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). Direct applications are not accepted.
2. Students should mark 621 for Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.
3. The deadline for the 2016 AACOMAS application is March 15, 2016. The deadline for the 2016 supplemental application is April 15, 2016.
4. For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS and TUN application at least four weeks prior to this deadline.
5. Rolling admissions signifies that applications are reviewed as they arrive through the Centralized Application System and/or Touro University Nevada admissions application. The committee review selection begins after applications are verified and will continue until all the accepted positions are filled. Once the accepted positions are filled and the waitlist is maximized, the application review will end for the cycle. This may take place well before the stated deadline(s) due to the volume of applications that are received each year. To receive the best consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early.
6. After review of your AACOMAS application, eligible candidates will be invited by the Admissions Committee to:
- Complete a supplemental admissions application. The Office of Admissions will only review applications for students who are eligible for a secondary application.
Pay a non-refundable application fee of $100. Students can pay online with a credit card. If you were not invited to submit this application, your application fee will not be refunded.
- Submit three letters of recommendation. Two letters must be from college science professors or one premedical/academic committee letter. One letter from a physician (D.O. or M.D.).
- Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from recommenders on letterhead and must be signed. Recommendations are also accepted via Virtual Evaluations and Interfolio.
- Sign and submit the Technical Standards for the Osteopathic Medicine program.
- Mail all supporting documents to:
Touro University Nevada
Office of Admissions
Attn: Osteopathic Medicine Program
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
7. Upon receipt of all admissions documents, the Admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be invited for a personal campus interview.
8. Interviews will begin in September and will continue on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Applicants selected for an on-campus interview will be contacted by telephone and/or email to schedule the interview. The applicant will be given pertinent information about the schedule of events for the interview day. There are 135 students admitted each year in to the DO program.
9. Students who are successfully admitted must:
- Submit health immunizations at the time of matriculation.
- Pass a Level I criminal background check.
- Proof of health insurance coverage will also be required at registration.
- Submit the $2,000 deposit by the required date.
- Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (includes undergraduate and graduate). Foreign graduates must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services (www.wes.org) in order to determine the United States educational credit or equivalency.