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Transfer to the College of Osteopathic Medicine will be considered under the following circumstances:

  • Student must be ranked in the upper 50% of his/her current medical school class
  • Student must submit a supportive letter of recommendation from the Dean of his/her current medical school stating student is in good academic standing
  • Student is enrolled in a COCA or LCME accredited medical school
  • Student must have a cogent reason for requesting transfer
  • Student is willing to participate in a personal interview on our campus at the discretion of the DMU-COM Chair of the Admissions Committee
  • The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and a committee of COM course coordinators will review the applicant’s transcript and determine where transfer credit will be given and what courses will be required for completion prior to graduation
  • Student requesting transfer from other COMs must have passed COMLEX 1 of NBOME (or USMLE 1 if from an allopathic school)
  • Student from LCME accredited medical school must meet all DMU-COM OMM requirements prior to graduation
  • Student must be enrolled at DMU a minimum of two years and meet all graduation requirements of the handbook of the class that he/she transfers into
  • Student has not been convicted of a felony or found guilty of professional or moral misconduct
  • Student must complete criminal background check
  • Final decision regarding admission is the responsibility of the Dean of COM

Please carefully review the transfer application requirements listed above. If you satisfy all requirements and would like to learn more about how to apply for transfer admission, please contact us at DOadmit@dmu.edu. Meeting all application requirements is in no way a guarantee of transfer admission.