The BCOM Admissions Committee will be responsible for reviewing and assessing the completed AACOMAS and supplemental applications, including all required support materials.
BCOM uses a rolling admissions process. Once we receive a completed application from AACOMAS, the Admissions Committee will review it for:
- Academic Accomplishments:
- Transcripts with individual course grades
- Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores
- Science grade point average (SGPA)
- Non-science grade point average (GPA)
- Non-Academic Accomplishments:
- Professional experiences
- Applicant’s ability and aspiration to fulfill BCOM’s mission
- Applicant’s commitment to primary care medicine and serving in underserved areas.
- Personal experiences with a diverse patient populations, community and volunteer services
- Demonstrated leadership activities
- Applicant’s Personal Statement
After the AACOMAS application review, students who meet BCOMs admissions criteria will be asked to complete and submit a supplemental application along with a $80.00 non-refundable application fee. Supplemental applications and fee payment can be done online and should be completed and returned in a timely manner.
The on-campus, personal interview is a critical component for both the Admissions Committee and the applicant in making decisions about who will be admitted to BCOM. The purpose of the interview process is multifold. The Admissions Committee will assess an applicant’s interpersonal skills, how well they relate to colleagues and Faculty, as well as their motivation for the D.O. profession. The interview also allows us to learn additional information about interest and experiences of applicants.
The interview and campus visit is also designed to provide the student with an overview of BCOM, to give applicants a chance to meet faculty/staff and to learn more about the academic programs, clinical rotations, student services and student life.
Acceptance is conditional until official transcripts have been received from all institutions previously attended (AACOMAS does not forward academic transcripts). Transcripts must be on file prior to matriculation. It is expected that all course work listed on the AACOMAS application will be completed with a grade of C- or higher, and that expected degrees are completed no later than August 1 of the matriculation year at BCOM.
Note: Discovery after admission or matriculation of intentional misrepresentation or omission of any information used in the application process or omission of information relative to academic records or test records can be grounds for immediate student dismissal. Matriculation will be denied to applicants who have failed to maintain a good record of scholastic performance and/or personal conduct between the time of their acceptance and their matriculation at BCOM. BCOM reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant for any reason it deems sufficient.