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Full Acceptance Selection Process

If Still Scholars are active in the program and successfully fulfill the pre-matriculation requirements, they will be reviewed by the ATSU-KCOM Admissions Committee. Once the materials are received, ATSU-KCOM’s Still Scholars Selection Committee will evaluate applicants using the following criteria:

  • Fulfillment of all academic and course requirements with minimum of “B” grade in each course by July prior to the student’s senior year (Required, no exceptions)
  • Demonstrated commitment to osteopathic medicine based on significant, substantive clinical shadowing with multiple physicians and other medical volunteer experiences
  • Community service/leadership positions held
  • Evaluation forms/Letters of recommendation
  • Successful interview with the ATSU-KCOM selection committee
  • Lack of negative responses on application form regarding disciplinary actions in the community or at the college/university (pending or active)
  • Verification of Scholar’s continued goal of becoming an osteopathic physician
  • Appropriate fit for ATSU-KCOM’s environment and academic expectations

​​If approved for Full Acceptance, the Scholar will not be required to take the MCAT, and will receive a guaranteed, reserved seat into the medical school class starting the Fall following their graduation.​ Students that choose to take the MCAT must receive a score of 500 or above to remain in the program. Still Scholars whose MCAT is 499 or less can apply through the regular application process, and will be reviewed according to traditional Admissions protocols.​ Deferred admissions are approved on a case-by-case basis​, and only granted in rare cases​.​ ​Scholars w​ill be notified of the status of their Full Acceptance within ​four weeks of their campus visit.

A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine reserves the right, at any time, to reject a student deemed unsuitable for the program. In addition, acceptance will be withdrawn if the Scholar makes an application to another medical/osteopathic school; if academic, ethical, or moral violation occurs; if the Scholar’s application is deemed unsuitable; or if a personal change in career choice is made.

Questions can be directed to an ATSU Admissions Counselor by calling (660) 626-2237 or emailing