To be considered for acceptance in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:
- Submitted a completed and verified application through AACOMAS.
- Obtained a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accreditation of higher education prior to matriculation.
- Earned a cumulative and science GPA of 3.00 or higher.
- Completed the following coursework with a grade of C or better.
-8 semester credits of Biology/Zoology with Lab
-8 semester credits of Inorganic Chemistry
-8 semester credits of Organic Chemistry with Lab*
-8 semester credits of Physics
*Four semester units of Biochemistry may be substituted for the second semester of Organic Chemistry.
6 semester credits of English
6 semester credits of Behavioral Sciences
3 semester credits of Math/Statistics
- Scored 500 composite score on the MCAT submitted through AACOMAS. Applicants for the class matriculating in 2019 must submit MCAT scores that are no older than June 2016. The previous version of the MCAT is no longer accepted.
- Submitted three letters of recommendation. Two letters must be from your college science instructors or one premedical/academic committee letter. One letter must be 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, Interfolio, and AACOMAS.
- Have documented physician shadowing experience.
- Demonstrate academic competence, personal/professional achievements, leadership skills, creative abilities, experience in health care and a likelihood of practicing in underserved primary care areas.
- Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.
- Must meet the DO Technical Standards, which includes the physical abilities necessary to perform as an osteopath physician.
- The DO program does accept transfer students. Please the DO Transfer page for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To learn more about the admissions process, applicants are encouraged to read the TUN Osteopathic Medicine Frequently Asked Questions 2018-2019. For questions concerning the AACOMAS application, please visit the AACOM website.
HOW TO APPLY
- Submit the primary application through the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). Direct applications are not accepted. Review of AACOMAS applications will begin early August. Students should mark 621 for Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.The deadline for Fall 2019 cohort AACOMAS application is March 15, 2019. The deadline for the Fall 2019 cohort supplemental application is April 15, 2019. For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS and TUN application at least four weeks prior to this deadline.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 seats are filled. Once the seats 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.
- After being invited, complete a secondary 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. Applicants can pay online with a credit card. If you were not invited to submit this application, your application fee will not be refunded.
- Sign and submit the DO 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
- Applicants can email the Admissions Office or call (702) 777-1750 to verify supporting documents have been received.
- Upon receipt of all admissions documents, the Admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be invited for a personal campus interview.
- 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 181 students admitted each year in to the DO program.
- Candidates who are successfully admitted must:
- Submit the $2,000 deposit by the required date.
- Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (includes undergraduate and graduate level coursework). 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.
- Submit immunization records prior to matriculation including health and physical examinations.
- Pass a Level I criminal background check.
- Provide proof of health insurance coverage.
Disclaimer: Admission requirements are subject to change.
Effective July 1, 2015, upon acceptance to Touro University Nevada’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, all deposits made to secure a position in the class are non-refundable.