This page is offered as a brief description of the application process. If you have additional questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor. If you have not already done so, please visit the view requirements page for important information on the admissions process and to confirm you’re on track to complete all prerequisite courses and admission requirements for the Fall 2017 application cycle.
|2017 Application Deadlines|
|All application materials must be received on or before the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and may not be processed.|
|Primary Application (AACOMAS)||May 1 – February 1|
|Secondary Application (WesternU) Deadline||Two weeks from receipt of email instructions on how to complete the on-line secondary application
(Secondary applications are accepted until the class is filled)
The first step is to submit your primary application to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service. Visit the AACOMAS website today to confirm primary application procedures and deadlines. The sooner you apply the better, as we admit students on a rolling basis.
If you are an international student, you must also have all foreign coursework evaluated by Josef Silney & Assoc. or World Education Services (WES) according to our requirements. This evaluation is sent directly to AACOMAS at the time you file your application. Upon acceptance to COMP, an original evaluation should also be sent to your admission counselor.
Applicants who meet our requirements are sent an electronic link to the secondary application. Completion of the secondary application and receipt of all required documents, including MCAT scores are required prior to consideration of applications. Applications not completed within two weeks will result in delayed processing.
Transfer applications will be considered on a case-by-case-basis. Factors considered include accreditation standards for class size and availability of clinical training sites. Transfer applicants cannot be on leave of absence at the time of application. Do not begin the application process until you have contacted the transfer admissions counselor and have read the transfer requirements for details regarding your eligibility to transfer.
Obtaining a residency program in the United States Has been difficult for some graduates. Many hospitals do not wish to accept the legal responsibility of sponsoring physicians for the graduate medical education programs.
It is strongly recommended that you begin research graduate medical education programs as early as possible to ensure that your hospitals of interest will sponsor you for their graduate medical education programs. You should begin the contact early and continue to dialogue with them throughout your medical education. Canadian citizens should be aware of new legislation relating to visas, residency guidelines, and Canadian licensure requirements as of June 2014. The Resource for Applicants with Canadian Citizenship (PDF) provides a brief overview of government regulations and other applicable information.
You may check your application status by visiting our application status page. All applications are initially processed by our Office of Enrollment Data Services; please allow 5 to 7 working days for documents to post to your application. A list of frequently asked questions is provided to assist you in completing your application. We will e-mail you when your application is complete. If the Admissions Committee determines you are eligible to interview, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. We will begin interviewing in late September.
We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the application process,
so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.