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Competitive Candidate Profile

We seek a well-rounded, achievement-oriented person whose character, maturity, and sense of dedication point to a successful and productive life as an Osteopathic physician. We have historically sought diversity in our student population, and actively recruit underrepresented students. We welcome too, the nontraditional student who often offers exceptional potential for becoming an outstanding Osteopathic physician.

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Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the Admissions Committee some of the attributes listed below.

We desire that each Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine student:

  • Is academically prepared to succeed in our rigorous program
  • Is well-rounded with diverse experiences
  • Has shown interest and involvement in the community
  • Demonstrates a commitment to compassionate health care
  • Has a good understanding of the profession and WesternU
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills

The following statistics for the class entering August 2016 will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For detailed statistics, please review the complete Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2020 demographics (PDF) or the Office of Institutional Research Academic Outcomes webpage.

Applicant Scores
Number of Applications Received6,942
Number of Interviews Granted684
Number of Students Enrolled220
Admitted Students w/ Bachelors or Graduate Degrees100%
Applicant Scores
Average Overall GPA3.56
Average Science GPA3.52
Average Non-Science GPA3.62
Average MCAT29/505

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, creed, age, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies procedures, or practices. Please see the University Catalog for the complete WesternU/COMP Non-Discrimination Statement.