The mission of the Office of Admissions is to select a pool of highly qualified students that will be committed to further BCOM’s mission and vision. Although we will consider MCAT scores and academic success of each applicant in the admissions process, in keeping with its mission, BCOM will apply a holistic review of applications, taking into account many different aspects of a student’s experiences and education. We will give strong emphasis and special consideration to:

  • Strong interest in osteopathic medicine
  • A high level of personal integrity
  • Evidence of a sincere commitment to serve their local community and dedication to underserved communities
  • Diversity, including family and life experiences, ethnicity, cultural diversity, socio-economic and educational background, etc.

BCOM requires all prospective students to meet several admissions requirements that go beyond academic excellence.  If you are considering applying to become a student at BCOM, please make sure that you carefully read the Health and Technical Standards document. If you have specific questions concerning these admission requirements and recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (575) 674-2210 or by email at

At this time BCOM is unable to consider international applicants.

In order to receive a supplemental application, you must have a minimum cumulative Science GPA of 3.0 AND a minimum MCAT score of 493 (with no subsection below 15%). MCAT score test date must be within three years prior to matriculation (August 2016).

Required: A high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students with 75% of coursework completed toward a baccalaureate degree may be considered under special circumstances and must be approved by the Dean.

Required: The following courses are required for admission into BCOM. Prerequisite coursework must be passed with a grade of C or better.

2 BIOLOGY courses with labs* 8 semester hrs.
2 CHEMISTRY General/Inorganic courses with labs* 8 semester hrs.
2 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY courses with labs* 8 semester hrs.
2 PHYSICS courses with labs* 8 semester hrs.
2 ENGLISH courses 6 semester hrs.
1 SCIENCE course elective** 3 semester hrs.

 *Laboratory credits are required with science courses without exception. Recommended: Advanced coursework in the biological sciences is highly recommended in addition to the above prerequisite requirements. Students who have a stronger biological sciences foundation have been shown to be more successful in their transition to medical school studies. Recommended advanced coursework includes:

Biochemistry Cell Biology Genetics
Human Anatomy Physiology Immunology
Microbiology Neuroscience Behavioral Science

**Faculty recommends that the elective be one of the recommended advanced coursework sciences, seen in the table above.

Course substitutions are permitted in some situations. An applicant may request substitution of undergraduate coursework by providing:

  • A faculty letter detailing course content
  • A copy of the course description from the college catalog
  • A copy of the course syllabus

Documentation providing the most detail will expedite the process.

Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. equivalence by one of the following evaluation services, and an official copy must be sent from the service directly to AACOMAS. You should also have a copy sent to you for completing the AACOMAS application. Request a course-by-course:

  • Evaluation and list of the courses
  • Subject codes
  • Semester hours
  • Grades on the AACOMAS Academic Record or Professional School Academic Record as per the instructions.

Your application will be incomplete without an official evaluation. Transfer credit appearing on U.S. institution transcripts, student copies of an evaluation or other foreign evaluations will not be accepted. You should contact one of the following:

World Education Services
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311
Courier Address:
64 Beaver St., #146
New York, NY 10004
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
Courier Address:
101 W. Pleasant St., Ste. 200
Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Educational Consultants
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 273-1616
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
(310) 258-9451

The AACOMAS Repeat Coursework Policy will change effective May 1, 2017. For additional information, see full notice.

For a complete description of the admissions process and the minimum technical requirements, please see the Catalog.