The Medical Student Selections 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 Medical Student Selections 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 Medical Student Selections Committee and the applicant in making decisions about who will be admitted to BCOM. The purpose of the interview process is multifold. The Medical Student Selections 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.
Students must submit all official college transcripts from all degree granting institutions and all courses that have not been previously verified through AACOMAS by July 1st, 2019. Transcripts must indicate that the student has satisfactorily completed all prerequisite course requirements and satisfied any contingencies, including graduation, as outlined in the acceptance letter. Students who have an officially approved reason acceptable to Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine for submitting transcripts after the due date must have their transcripts recorded with the Registrar by the first day of class.
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.