The osteopathic medical profession has a longstanding tradition of commitment to diversity. Osteopathic medical schools and AACOM encourage diversity, and many have recruitment programs aimed at attracting and training underrepresented minority physicians to serve our nation’s diverse population.
Colleges of osteopathic medicine welcome students from all ethnic backgrounds, races, and genders. The colleges adhere to all legal requirements, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AACOMAS and its parent organization, AACOM, participate in events that are dedicated to promoting diversity and serving diverse populations. Read more about Diversity in Osteopathic Medical Education.
Financial Aid Supporting Diversity
AACOM offers one scholarship each year to students from historically underrepresented minority groups. For more information, visit the Financial Aid page. Financial aid officers at each of the colleges will be able to provide up-to-date information about other scholarships for minority students.
Mentoring and Other Support Programs
Mentoring and other support programs for underrepresented minority students are available at individual schools. These programs may include summer workshops, open houses, and residence programs. For more information, visit the college websites of programs that interest you.