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Transfer Students

Transfer to TouroCOM. You’ll find the support and flexibility you need to finish what you’ve started.

We accept applications from those who want to transfer in as second- or third-year students from COCA and LCME accredited medical schools. Applicants must be in good academic standing and provide reasonable grounds for seeking a transfer. Transfer candidates should also be eligible for re-admission to their previously attended college of medicine, as evidenced by a letter from the Dean of said college.

Additional Admissions Requirements

  • A minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Credit is only given for completed courses that fulfill the COM's graduation requirements
  • Credit is only given for courses passed with a grade of C or better
  • For students applying during the clinical portion of their education, rotation evaluations may be reviewed against core competencies measures of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Students must complete the last two years of instruction at TouroCOM to earn their DO degree from Touro

 

How to Apply

Transfer applicants should submit the following by the June 15 deadline:

  • A formal request to transfer to the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is to be sent to the Office of Admissions for the desired campus.
  • A Supplemental Application clearly marked and highlighted FOR TRANSFER ONLY
  • Non-refundable $200 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all college work (including COCA or LCME-accredited medical school records)
  • MCAT scores
  • COMLEX-USA and USMLE Examination scores, if taken
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the transferring institution
  • A written statement outlining reasons for transfer request

The Admissions Committee reviews completed transfer applications along with transfer credit equivalency evaluations. Decisions are based on factors that include, but are not limited to: available space, academic record, circumstances leading to transfer request, admission standards at the time of the transfer request and the interview.

The Committee submits acceptance recommendations to the Dean, who makes the final decision on all transfer cases.