We have a “rolling” admission policy. We begin accepting applications through AACOMAS in May. We schedule interviews beginning in late August and continue until the class is full. We encourage students to apply early – ideally, during the summer one year before they anticipate entering medical school. The deadline for the application and supporting materials is the AACOMAS application closing date. It will take AACOMAS approximately four to six weeks to verify your application before it will be sent to DMU for consideration.
Applicants should plan to take the MCAT by the end of the year prior to planned matriculation (at the latest). Results from January MCAT exams will be considered. Please note that due to our process of rolling admission, applicants completing their file with later MCAT scores may not be as competitive as those completed earlier in the cycle. Our interview schedule tends to fill quickly; therefore, we cannot guarantee the availability of interview space for applicants completing their files into February.
Letters of recommendation and transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted to AACOMAS. Transcripts must be from a regionally accredited college or university from within the United States. Please do not send transcripts directly to DMU.
Once DMU has received all required application materials (AACOMAS application, official MCAT score and three letters of recommendation), we will send you an email confirming that your file is complete. Once your file is complete, the review will begin and you will be contacted once a decision has been reached.
Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to contact those whose files remain incomplete. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all materials are received to complete their file. Please log into your DMU Admissions Account or contact DOAdmit@dmu.edu to inquire about the status of your file.
The minimum GPA recommended for admission consideration is 2.8, both cumulative and science. Our average GPA of recently admitted students is 3.65 cumulative and 3.58 science while the average MCAT is 508.
DMU has a small number of merit-based scholarships for incoming students. Full- and half-tuition scholarships are available. Candidates are reviewed during the admission and interview process, and will be notified if they are awarded a scholarship. There is no additional application required for consideration for incoming merit-based awards.
See more information about scholarships for the D.O. program.
Students complete four years of basic medical education. The four years of study are divided into a pre-clinical and a clinical phase, resulting in a “two plus two” curriculum that combines lecture and laboratory studies with clinical experiences in teaching hospitals, University and private clinics, and community service agencies. After medical school, DO graduates will complete a residency in the field of specialty of choice, including family medicine, surgery or psychiatry. Residencies typically range from three to six years of additional training.
Students graduating from colleges of osteopathic medicine currently have the opportunity to apply to residency programs through the American Osteopathic Association, as well as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at DMU are highly recruited into a wide variety of graduate medical programs throughout the country. Nearly 90 percent of each graduating class receive their first or second choice of residency programs.
See where our graduates are training on the Residency Match List.
We strongly encourage prospective students to join us for one of our Admissions events, which are held both virtually and in person.
All students requesting a transfer from another medical school, whether allopathic or osteopathic, must apply through the dean. In general, transfers are not allowed after the clinical years have begun (third and fourth years). A letter of support from the dean of the institution currently being attended, along with all transcripts, must be included with the request.
Transfer requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Because of the unique system-based pre-clinical curriculum, it is difficult for the college to accept transfer students from other medical schools that have more traditional programs. Therefore, students are discouraged from transferring unless they are prepared to complete the entire 4-year program at DMU.