D.O. Applicants

Before you apply, check our academic requirements and technical standards for becoming an Osteopathic Physician. Admissions are rolling through April 1.

As part of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), we accept applications through their secure Application Service (AACOMAS).

Visit aacom.org to apply, and use the TouroCOM College Designation Form number: 010142-00.

You can also contact AACOM at:
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Application Service
5550 Friendship Blvd., Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
(301) 968-4190

Application Deadline: April 1.

Application Fee Waiver

Economically disadvantaged students may qualify for an AACOMAS application fee waiver. If a student applies to AACOMAS and is approved for the fee waiver, we will honor that approved waiver for the TouroCOM application fee. You can learn more about how to apply for an AACOMAS fee waiver in the instruction manual on the AACOMAS website.

Course Work Completed at Foreign Institutions

An AACOMAS-approved evaluation service must review any undergraduate credits received from foreign institutions. For a list of approved evaluation services, review the AACOMAS Instructions and FAQs.

Supplementary Materials

Once you’ve applied, AACOMAS will send us a receipt of your submission. We’ll contact select qualified applicants with an invitation to complete a secondary application along with the following supplementary materials, which should be submitted directly to us with a $200 non-refundable fee.

These materials will include:

  • An evaluation from a pre-professional advisory committee, OR two letters of recommendation from science faculty familiar with your academic work.
  • One letter of recommendation from a practicing physician (DO or MD).

We may also contact candidates to schedule an on-campus interview.

Students interested in transferring must be enrolled in a COCA or LCME accredited medical school and in good standing at their prior institution.  


See the student handbook for our non-discrimination policy.