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Requirements

Candidates accepted for admissions to the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona will have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

The applicant must have achieved a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average overall and a 2.80 minimum science grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants are required to submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation, one from a science faculty/professor and one from a physician (MD or DO).

Applicants are required to submit scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The college requires MCAT test scores taken within three years of application.

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Applicants must have completed the following courses from a regionally accredited institution (with a C- or better) prior to matriculation:

  • General Biology – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • Physics – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • General or Inorganic Chemistry – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • Organic Chemistry – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • English – 6 semester hours/8 quarter hours

Courses strongly recommended:

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Cellular Biology (Molecular, Physiology, etc.)
  • Microbiology