What are the easiest doctor of osteopathy schools to get into? Don’t go forward, but read the latest article of Insider Monkey now. They, at Insider Monkey, really make excellent compilations that are worth reading them. Like traditional medicine, osteopathic medicine uses modern technology in diagnosing diseases and prescription drugs in treating illnesses. However, one of the most important differences between doctor of medicine (MD) and doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) is a set of techniques called osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMT) deployed by the later. OMT is hands-on care which means that a doctor detects, treats and prevents a disease by moving patient muscles and joints.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the easiest doctor of osteopathy schools to get into from their list.
The first one is Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM. VCOM offers osteopathic medicine program in Virginia, South Carolina, and Alabama. The school’s main aim is to educate students who will work in rural and underserved areas of Southern Appalachia. Average GPA of matriculated students was 3.6 and their MCAT score was 25. Besides standard set of courses, VCOM requires “6 additional biomedical science credit hours at the 300 level or above” for matriculation. Some of the recommended subjects are Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology…. The second school is Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine – Nevada Campus (TUNCOM). It is the only school in Nevada which offers osteopathic medical program. Every year the school receives around 4,000 applications while it enrolls 135 students. The school’s website does not provide information about average GPA and MCAT score of a recent class. It only states that minimum requirements include grade point average which is not lower than 3.0 and MCAT result of 25. However, according to Student Doctor Network, average GPA is 3.4 and MCAT is 27.3. Unlike many other osteopathic schools, TUNCOM requires 3 semester credits of Math or Statistics among mandatory course list as well as three letters of recommendation. The last school on pur list for today is A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA). It considers three things when reviewing application: academic success, whether an applicant possesses characteristics of a healer and whether she or he is committed to helping underserved population. Regarding academic accomplishment the last enrolled class had average GPA of 3.46 and MCAT of 27. List of required courses includes standard subjects and it is also recommended that students have taken courses such as Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Anatomy, Physiology, Cellular Biology (Molecular, Physiology, etc.), Microbiology.