Admissions & Aid
COVID-19 Temporary Admissions Adjustments (last updated 4/6/2022)
In conjunction with AACOM’s COVID-19 admissions recommendations, TouroCOM-NY will be temporarily adjusting its admissions requirements for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle as follows:
- All interviews during the 2022-2023 admissions cycle will be conducted remotely.
- Pass/ Satisfactory Grading - TouroCOM will accept “pass/satisfactory” grading for coursework, including pre-requisite coursework fulfillment, for the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 semesters in the context of your entire academic history. Letter grading is highly encouraged when available;
- Online Coursework – Although TouroCOM places high value in the in-person classroom experience, we will accept all online coursework;
- Physician Letter of Recommendation - Although TouroCOM normally requires one letter of recommendation from a physician (DO or MD) who has observed you in a patient/ clinical setting, we recognize that live shadowing opportunities have become more difficult to obtain over the past two years. Therefore, even though a “shadow*” letter is ideal, in place of this letter we will accept either of the following:
- A letter from a non-physician supervisor who has observed your interactions with patients.
- A letter from a DO or MD who has supervised you in a lab or professional setting and can talk about your professionalism and your interactions with other staff members.
*Please note, virtual encounters will be accepted.
- Health Care and/ or Extracurricular Experience Hours - TouroCOM does not have a set requirement for experience hours. However, applicants should be able to demonstrate how they were able to obtain an understanding of what the clinical environment is like and show evidence of continued online health and extracurricular experience.
For the DO program, we require specific undergraduate coursework, MCAT scores, GPA, other achievements and personal qualities, and, importantly, a strong desire to become an osteopathic physician. Make sure you check out the details on our DO application process, requirements, minimum standards, and interviews. Helping underrepresented minorities practice medicine is a a big part of who we are, and recognizing the high cost of applying to medical school, an application fee waiver may be available.
The MS program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences is designed for students who seek to eventually complete a degree in the health sciences, and is offered on both the Harlem and Middletown campuses. Admission and successful completion of this program will strengthen your prospects for acceptance into medical, PA, PT, OT and pharmacy schools.
The PathA program trains pathologists' assistants to support pathologists in the lab through dissecting and preparing tissues and performing gross examinations. The PathA program is only available at our Harlem campus. For admission into the PathA program, you'll need a bachelor's degree meeting certain science and math prerequisites, as well as documented hours shadowing a pathologist or pathologist's assistant.
Our admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have. We welcome you to contact us or visit campus.