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Oklahoma State University

How To Apply

Students are advised to begin the application process by June 1 of the year before they plan to begin medical school.

1.Take the MCAT

Scores from the MCAT must be on file before an interview will be granted. Effective with the 2016-2017 admissions cycle, only the new MCAT will be accepted.

2. Submit the AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application System) Application

Deadline: Feb. 28 (AACOMAS starts processing applications June 1)
Fee: $195, payable to AACOMAS

Complete applications include all undergraduate transcripts.

Allow 4-6 weeks for AACOMAS to process a complete application to OSU-COM.

More information can be found at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine website.

3. Submit the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Supplemental Application

Deadline: March 30

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application before the deadline, as the admissions process operates on a rolling basis

Fee: $65

Those applicants receiving a fee waiver for the AACOMAS application will also receive a fee waiver for the supplemental application.

OSU-COM encourages all applicants to submit the supplemental application. Applicants will receive an e-mail containing a link to the application once we have received your AACOMAS application.

4. Submit Letters of Recommendation

Deadline: March 1

Letters should be sent directly to OSU Center for Health Sciences from the evaluator or can be sent via Liasion, Interfolio or VirtualEvals. Letters of recommendation must be on official company or university letterhead. Recommenders must state their relationship to the applicant within the letter.

The applicant may choose between the two tracks below:

Track 1

  • One letter from a college or university pre-professional/pre-med committee
  • One letter from an osteopathic physician (D.O.)

Track 2

  • Three letters from faculty (preferably two science and one non-science faculty)
  • One letter from an osteopathic physician (D.O.)

Letters sent by mail should be addressed to:

OSU Center for Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Attn: Admissions
1111 W. 17th St.
Tulsa, OK 74107-1898

5. Participate in an On-Campus Interview

On-campus interviews are conducted by clinical and biomedical faculty and are by invitation only. Interviews begin in October and conclude in March.

The following information must be on file before an interview is considered:

  • MCAT Scores (Effective with the 2016-2017 admissions cycle, only the new MCAT will be accepted)
  • Completed AACOMAS application, including undergraduate transcripts
  • Completed OSU-COM supplemental application
  • One letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician (D.O.)
  • One pre-professional committee letter of recommendation OR three letters of recommendation from faculty (see #4 above)

Applicants invited for a personal interview must participate to qualify for further consideration. Interview results are considered along with other data submitted in determining which applicants have demonstrated appropriate levels of scholarship, aptitude and motivation for admission to the program.