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DO Program Admissions Information for Biomedical Sciences Candidates 
Guaranteed Interviews and Conditional Acceptance

In recognition of the history of academic success by students who have completed the certificate or master’s in PCOM's graduate program in biomedical sciences, the following policy has been approved by the Faculty Committee on DO Admissions.

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How to Get a Guaranteed Interview for PCOM's DO Program

Criteria for a Guaranteed Interview

To receive a guaranteed interview to PCOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program, biomedical sciences students must meet the following criteria and conditions:

  • Currently enrolled in the biomedical sciences program, or have completed the certificate or master's within the last three years.
  • Passed all biomedical sciences courses to date at the full-time completion rate with no withdraws or failures.
  • Biomedical sciences cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on their official PCOM transcript.
  • MCAT scores in the 40th percentile or higher in each section (MCAT2015).
  • AACOMAS application on file in the Office of Admissions by December 1.
  • Current official PCOM transcript on file with the PCOM Office of Admissions, including biomedical sciences term one grades.
  • U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residence (green card) required.
Additional Considerations

The DO Faculty Committee on Admissions reviews all applications holistically, considering all aspects of the application and its supporting materials including:

  • Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate coursework
  • Grade point averages (GPAs)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • MCAT
  • Essay
  • Healthcare experience
  • Research
  • Other considerations

An invitation for a guaranteed interview does not guarantee a seat in the DO program.

A guaranteed interview can occur at any point throughout the admissions cycle independently of when the application was received by the Office of Admissions.

Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative science GPA of 3.0 or higher as calculated by AACOMAS may be considered for an interview after submission of their official biomedical sciences year 1, term 1 (fall) transcript. Other applicants will be considered for an interview after submission of their official biomedical sciences year 1, term 2 (winter) transcript.

Applicants are required to request an official PCOM transcript be sent from the PCOM Office of the Registrar to the PCOM Office of Admissions after each term.

Biomedical sciences students who are accepted into the DO program must successfully complete their current year of the biomedical sciences program earning a grade of “B” or better in each course and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. If these conditions are not met, the acceptance may be rescinded.

PCOM students from all three locations can interview at any or all campuses where the applicant has applied.

DO Program Conditional Acceptance for Current Biomedical Sciences Students

First-Year Biomedical Sciences Students

Current first-year biomedical sciences students may qualify for conditional acceptance into the DO program subject to the following criteria and conditions:

  • Passed all biomedical sciences courses to date at the full-time completion rate with no withdraws or failures.
  • Biomedical sciences cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • MCAT total score in the 50th percentile or higher and at least 40th percentile in each section (MCAT2015).
  • “Overall Science” GPA of 3.2 or higher as calculated by AACOMAS.
  • AACOMAS application on file in the Office of Admissions by December 1.
  • Current official PCOM transcript on file with the Office of Admissions, including biomedical sciences term one grades.
  • Received favorable interview and review by the DO Faculty Committee on Admissions.
  • U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residence (green card) required.

Additional Considerations

The DO Faculty Committee on Admissions reviews all applications holistically, considering all aspects of the application and its supporting materials including:

  • Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate coursework
  • Grade point averages (GPAs)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • MCAT
  • Essay
  • Healthcare experience
  • Research
  • Other considerations

An invitation for an interview does not guarantee a seat in the DO program.

An interview can occur at any point throughout the admissions cycle independently of when the application was received by the Office of Admissions.

Applicants are required to request an official PCOM transcript be sent from the PCOM Office of the Registrar to the PCOM Office of Admissions after each term.

First-year biomedical sciences students who are accepted into the DO program must successfully complete their current year of the biomedical sciences program earning a grade of “B” or better in each course. If these conditions are not met, the conditional acceptance may be rescinded.

PCOM students from all three locations can interview at any or all campuses where the applicant has applied.

Second-Year Biomedical Sciences Students

Current second-year biomedical sciences students may qualify for conditional acceptance into the DO program subject to these criteria and conditions:

  • Passed all biomedical sciences courses to date at the full-time completion rate with no withdraws or failures.
  • Biomedical sciences year one cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • MCAT total score in the 50th percentile or higher and at least 40th percentile in each section (MCAT2015).
  • AACOMAS application on file in the Office of Admissions by December 1.
  • Current transcript on file with DO Admissions, including biomedical sciences year one grades.
  • Received favorable interview and review by the DO Faculty Committee on Admissions.
  • U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residence (green card) required.

Additional Considerations

The DO Faculty Committee on Admissions reviews all applications holistically, considering all aspects of the application and its supporting materials including:

  • Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate coursework
  • Grade point averages (GPAs)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • MCAT
  • Essay
  • Healthcare experience
  • Research
  • Other considerations

An invitation for an interview does not guarantee a seat in the DO program.

An interview can occur at any point throughout the admissions cycle independently of when the application was received by the Office of Admissions.

Applicants are required to request an official PCOM transcript be sent from the PCOM Office of the Registrar to the PCOM Office of Admissions after each term.

Second-year biomedical sciences students who are accepted into the DO program must successfully complete the master's year of the biomedical sciences program earning a grade of “B” or “P” in each course. If this conditions is not met, the conditional acceptance may be rescinded.

PCOM students from all three locations can interview at any or all campuses where the applicant has applied.

Advice to DO Program Applicants

MCAT scores

An MCAT total score in the 50th percentile or higher and at least 40th percentile in each section (MCAT2015) is recommended. Applicants not meeting these criteria may be encouraged to retake the test. At the mid-point of the first year, students will be reminded of these criteria for competitive MCAT scores.

Depending on the circumstances, students may be encouraged to postpone application and take the MCAT after completing the first year of the biomedical sciences program.

Official PCOM Transcripts

The DO Faculty Committee on Admissions cannot access student records in other programs, even those at PCOM. Applicants are solely responsible for submitting official transcripts to the Office of Admissions as necessary, such as at completion of a course or term. Currently enrolled students can request a transcript online through myPCOM's "Self-Service" menu.

These policies and guidelines are effective for the admissions cycle listed in the document title, and are subject to change for subsequent years.

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