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A step-by-step guide

The MISSION of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to prepare globally-minded, community-focused physicians to meet the needs of rural and medically underserved populations and promote research to improve human health. The six steps below outline our admissions process.

1. Determine if you are a qualified applicant

VCOM has a minimum set of requirements that all applicants must meet in order to be considered for acceptance into our doctor of osteopathic medicine degree program. Beyond our minimum requirements, there are other qualities and qualifications we consider that will help improve your chance of acceptance and success in our program.

2. Submit your application

All applications must be submitted through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS).

3. If invited, complete the secondary application

The secondary application is obtainable by invitation only. Once VCOM receives your AACOMAS application, your file will undergo initial screening. Eligible applicants will be invited to complete a secondary application.

4. Submit letters of recommendation

VCOM requires two letters of recommendation: one from a practicing physician and one from a pre-medical/pre-health committee or science faculty member.

5. Schedule your interview

Once your application is complete you will be considered for an interview. If chosen, you will be notified by phone or email to schedule an in-person interview at one of our VCOM campuses.

6. Check your application status

Once your application has been processed, you can check your application status using the applicant portal.

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