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The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is placing the health and welfare of our VCOM community and the communities in which we reside as our main concern.  More information.

Applying for the DO Program

Applying to one of our other programs instead?

What qualifications do you need?

Applicants must meet minimum requirements for GPA and MCAT scores, take certain college courses, and meet specific skills and citizenship standards. Make sure you've got everything you need before you apply.

Admission Requirements

Four Campuses, One Application

Our academic curriculum is the same across each of our locations. You send one application to VCOM's central admissions department through AACOMAS, and then you have the option of specifying which campus you prefer later on in the process. Each applicant is only considered at one campus; you can't interview at more than one.

Our Locations

The Application Process

The application process has four parts. You must receive an invitation by email to advance to each part of the process after your initial application.

  1. AACOMAS application — Apply online via the nationwide American Association of Colleges and Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). Includes:
    • Transcripts
    • MCAT scores
  2. Secondary application — More information about yourself and your preferred VCOM campus. Includes:
    • Standardized test scores
    • Essay questions
    • $50 processing fee
  3. Letters of recommendation
    • 1 from a practicing physician (preferably a DO)
    • 1 from a pre-health committee or science faculty member
  4. Interview — In-person, scheduled between August and April at the VCOM campus that is considering you for placement

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying

When to Apply

The DO program uses a rolling admissions timeline, meaning we fill open positions as we receive applications from qualified candidates — so applying early improves your chances of admission.

We begin receiving applications in early summer, one year before matriculation.

Contact Admissions

Applicants to any campus can email us at admissions@vcom.vt.edu.

Admissions staff list