International students (i.e., non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) are considered for admission to the following colleges of osteopathic medicine. Please note policies, restrictions, and/or requirements next to each college.
Additional Information for International Student Applicants
|Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM/MWU)||AZCOM Must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 hours must be in the sciences, six hours in non-remedial English composition, and three hours in speech/public speaking.
Applicants who wish to receive transfer credit for prerequisite coursework completed outside the US or at a Canadian institution that does not use English as its primary language of instruction and documentation must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course evaluation obtained from one of the following evaluation services:
International applicants who do not provide documentation of acceptable US or Canadian course/degree equivalency will not receive credit, and will be required to complete all prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university in the United States, or at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation.
For clarification about recognized post-secondary institutions in Canada that use English as a primary language of instruction and documentation, international applicants should contact the Midwestern University Office of Admissions.
|California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (CHSU-COM)||CHSU-COM does not accept international students. CHSU-COM accepts only U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens are encouraged to familiarize themselves with licensing requirements in the state where they plan to practice, to ensure that their residency status will not limit them from obtaining a medical license.|
|Chicago COM of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU)||CCOM/MWU Requirements can be found on our website.|
|Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM)||KCU-COM International applicants are encouraged to review requirements on our website:https://www.kansascity.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/international-students . Students who are in pending status for permanent residency are not eligible for admissions to KCU.|
|Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton Campus (LECOM-Bradenton)
|LECOM & LECOM-Bradenton International students (non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents) will be considered on an individual basis. Non-U.S. citizens must provide documentation verifying that sufficient funds are available in a U.S. bank to cover all expenses to complete the entire program at LECOM and submit World Education Services (WES) transcript evaluations for all non-U.S. coursework. Additional requirements and information are available by contacting the Admissions Office at admissions@LECOM.edu.|
|Liberty College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM)
||LUCOM accepts international students but strongly encourages each applicant to investigate the licensure and practice requirements from their originating countries. Some U.S. postgraduate training programs may not sponsor required visas.|
|Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)||MU-COM has attracted students from all over the world and will continue to enroll students from outside the United States. International applicants must meet particular conditions for admittance and enrollment including transcript evaluation, English language requirements, and financial resources documentation for MU-COM. Undergraduate course work taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for United States institution equivalence. International course work must be evaluated by any one of several services designated by AACOMAS for this purpose.|
|Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM)||MSUCOM Michigan State University policies can be found at https://oiss.isp.msu.edu. Additional information can be found at https://com.msu.edu/future-students/applying/international-applicants|
|Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM)||NSU-KPCOM International candidates may contact the Office of International Affairs at Nova Southeastern University to find out information about our policies and procedures. https://undergrad.nova.edu/admissions/international.html|
|Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM)||RVUCOM may consider international applicants. Demonstrated English language proficiency will be required; preference will be given to applicants who have previously attended a regionally-accredited college or university in the US, or who reside in countries where the primary language spoken is English. Applicants who completed coursework outside the US must submit an official, detailed course-by-course evaluation obtained from one of the evaluation services listed on our website. International applicants are held to the same admissions standards as all other applicants. Please visit our website for complete information and requirements: https://www.rvu.edu/admissions/do/|
|Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM)||RowanSOM Applicants should contact the RowanSOM Admissions Office at (856) 566-7050 for more information.|
|Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM-NY)||TouroCOM-NY Asylum applicants will provide documentation from their attorney. This documentation is provided to our international student department, which handles international student affairs. Other international students are required to provide proof of their I-20 status or begin an application to obtain the I-20.|
|University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM)||UNE COM See: https://www.une.edu/admissions/intl/how-to-apply and https://www.une.edu/com/admissions/criteria-procedures and scroll down to ‘International Applicants’|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Auburn (VCOM-Auburn)||VCOM-Auburn In select cases – https://www.vcom.edu/admissions/applying/requirements|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Carolinas (VCOM-Carolinas)||VCOM-Carolinas In select cases – https://www.vcom.edu/admissions/applying/requirements|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Louisiana (VCOM-Louisiana)||VCOM-Louisiana In select cases – https://www.vcom.edu/admissions/applying/requirements|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia (VCOM-Virginia)||VCOM-Virginia In select cases – https://www.vcom.edu/admissions/applying/requirements|
|Western University of Health Sciences–College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP)||Pomona, CA campus: International students are considered for admission at the Pomona, CA campus only. The Lebanon, OR campus does not consider international students for admission.|
|William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)||WCUCOM International students must show evidence of their ability to meet their financial obligations to the institution, as well as their eligibility for visa sponsorship.|