View Requirements

The first step in applying to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific is to ensure you can complete the application process in time for your preferred year of entry.

Prerequisite Courses 

 

MINIMUM 
Prerequisite
REQUIREMENTS
Semester Units Quarter Units Important Information
Biological Sciences w/lab
8
12
  • All prerequisites must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent abroad (exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis) 
  • All prerequisites must be completed by July 1 of the year you plan to enter the program (if accepted).
  • College Level Equivalency Program and A/P credits are accepted as long as the course credits are specified on the transcript and are class specific. 
  • All coursework taken from non-US institutions (excluding Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation
  • Although not required, we strongly recommend you take biochemistry (full year)
  • Although not required, we recommend you take microbiology, genetics, immunology, anatomy and physiology.
  • COMP does not currently accept alternative educational experience or professional training to meet admissions requirements.
Organic Chemistry w/lab
8
12
Inorganic Chemistry w/lab
8
12
Physics w/lab
8
12
College English
6
Behavioral Sciences

 

Application Requirements
In order for your application for admission to be considered, you need to have:

  • Effective with the 2015 entering class, WesternU/COMP will require confirmation of a baccalaureate degree as a requirement for matriculation.
  • Completed a minimum of 90 semester units, at the time of application, from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent abroad. 
  • Completed a majority of the prerequisite coursework.
  • Submitted official scores to AACOMAS for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

    • Scores cannot be older than three (3) years
  • Provide proof of legal U.S. visa status if residing in the United States

    • international applicants or non-U.S. residents only
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • One (1) letter from a physician (DO or MD only, DO preferred)
    • One (1) letter from a science professor OR from a university pre-health advising committee

Admission is competitive so you should submit the best application possible. To get a feel for the competitiveness of the applicant pool, review last years’ entering class statistics and read what the admission committee recommends you do to maximize your candidacy.

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Preparing and Submitting Your Application

StudentsApplying to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific is a two-step process. You will submit both a primary and a secondary application for admission. 

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions guiding you through the application process. We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the process, so please contact us if we can help.

If you are applying to transfer into the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, you must meet the same admission requirements listed above. For detailed transfer information please review the transfer applicants page.