WCUCOM participates with other osteopathic colleges in a centralized application processing service called AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service). The first step in applying to WCUCOM is completing an AACOMAS application. Once AACOMAS has verified and processed this primary application, they will send the individual’s application to the colleges which the applicant designates to receive them. AACOMAS takes no part in the selection or rejection of applicants.
AACOMAS applications can be obtained at http://www.aacom.org/ or at:
5550 Friendship Boulevard – Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
Phone: (310) 968-4100
WCUCOM will download and print all primary applications sent by AACOMAS. They will be reviewed and applicants felt to present competitive applications will be sent a secondary application.
The WCUCOM Admissions Committee will consider applications from all qualified individuals; however, strong preference is given to applicants from Mississippi, and other Gulf South regions. The Admissions Committee seeks those individuals who clearly identify with the WCUCOM mission statement. Other factors include academic preparation for a medical school curriculum, personal attributes, and motivation to become an osteopathic physician.
THE WCUCOM Admissions Committee will consider applicants with a complete file for an interview. A complete file must include the following materials:
- Completed AACOMAS application and completed WCUCOM secondary application, including official MCAT scores (taken within three years of application).
- A non-refundable supplemental application fee of $50 made payable to WCUCOM.
Letters of recommendation from the following sources:
- A physician (preferably a D.O.),
- Two science (biology, chemistry, or physics) faculty members who have taught the applicant in a science course, or
- A premedical committee.
Recommendations must be written within the two years prior to making an application. They may be mailed directly to WCUCOM by the recommender or sent through an electronic recommendation service (Interfolio or Eval).
Once the candidate’s application file is complete and reviewed, those applicants selected for interview will be notified and invited to interview. Interviewed applicants will be again reviewed by the Admissions Committee for final action. Notification of acceptance is made by mail.