Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Provo, UT
COVID-19 Related Information
Medical School Interview Options for 2020-2021 Cycle: We are ONLY offering virtual interviews this cycle.
Requires a letter from a physician: DO or MD Letter Required
Accepts Online Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements: Yes
Accepts Pass/Fail Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements: Yes
Accepts Online Lab Coursework: Yes
Willing to Accept Applicants Without Lab Coursework: Yes
If you are experiencing difficulty completing any requirements due to disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to our Admissions team to discuss solutions.
To empower our students with the essential personal and professional skills needed to be competent, confident, and compassionate osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to meeting healthcare challenges of the communities in which they serve.
The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is uniquely designed to train outstanding future physicians. Situated at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, overlooking the East Bay Golf Course and Utah Lake, students will earn their degree while experiencing everything that Utah County has to offer. Just 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City, and 30 minutes from Sundance Mountain Resort, our innovative, state-of-the-art campus allows our students to be at the center of their own educational experience.
Year founded: 2019
Type: Private, for-profit
Campus Setting: Suburban
Accreditation (As of Feb 1, 2017):
Candidate with rights to recruit
The Noorda-COM campus is nestled between the 95,000-acre Utah Lake and the mountains of the Wasatch Front, and is just minutes from downtown Provo. Our campus offers a unique setting, with mature trees, large manicured green spaces, water features, walking paths, and incredible mountain views. Current facilities include ample educational and study space spread across three campus buildings with additional facilities planned in the not too distant future. Research and simulation are accomplished in collaborative labs in conjunctions with Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah Valley University (UVU), and Utah Valley Hospital.
Student residence options:
A new apartment complex is under development and will be located adjacent to the Noorda-COM campus. The plans for the complex include childcare, entertainment, and dining options. The Provo-Orem metropolitan area also boasts apartments, townhomes, and houses for rent or purchase within a 15-minute drive to campus, many of which are accessible by public transportation. The Noorda-COM campus is conveniently located near many restaurants, shopping centers, and indoor/outdoor recreational opportunities.
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Our curriculum diverges significantly from traditional medical education. Our blended curricular model pioneers the integration of technology and directed personal guidance, putting students at the center of their medical education experiences. No scheduled classes. No large classroom lectures. The heart of our curriculum is faculty pre-recorded, short video segments covering defined learning objectives. Students engage with core content in small groups of about 3-8 people in on-campus learning pods and collaboratively accomplish required assignments. Groups schedule their own learning times, giving the students a great degree of flexibility.
Hands-on skills are a crucial competency for successful physicians. Students will have ample opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams to simulate real healthcare delivery experiences. Discipline-specific clinical experiences are designed in collaboration with local and regional hospitals and clinics, utilizing similar asynchronous, learning objective-driven content.
Pre- and post-rotation instruction for core third-year rotations blend holographic, animated, and live patients with augmented or virtual reality and hands-on task trainers. Proficiencies essential to be a meaningful contributor to the healthcare team are emphasized. The goal and objective of our curricular model are to provide students every tool possible to be a successful clinician, maximizing their professional opportunities.
Dual Degree Programs
None currently available
None currently available
Admissions Process & Application Information
Noorda-COM is seeking to recruit students from around the country who fulfill the mission, values, and vision of our organization. Students who display academic excellence, leadership qualities, and the inherent desire to help others are encouraged to apply for the inaugural cohort. Our admissions team will be providing a holistic review of each applicant – including a review of traditional metrics such as grades and standardized test scores. In addition, selected applicants will be invited to complete a secondary application via a short video, allowing the Admissions Committee to get to know the applicant better. Finally, a select group of students will be invited to complete virtual interviews with the faculty and staff at Noorda-COM. Students will be notified of final decisions via email. Throughout the admissions process, the Noorda-COM Admissions team will be available to provide guidance and answer applicant questions.
- Primary Application Service: AACOMAS
- Earliest Application Submission Date: Opening Date of AACOMAS (5/5/2020)
- Primary Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
- Supplemental Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
- Submission Timing for Best Consideration:
For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.
- Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors:
The inaugural class at Noorda-COM will demonstrate the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Ideal students will demonstrate competence, confidence, and compassion in aspects of academic pursuits, community involvement, and intellectual curiosity. Applicants who demonstrate academic aptitude, have a passion for osteopathic medicine, and share a willingness to learn and collaborate with others are highly encouraged to apply.
International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No
- Oldest MCAT Considered: January 2017
- Accept September 2020 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2021 MCAT scores: Yes
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Supplemental application required? Yes
- Earliest Supplemental Application Submission Date: 8/15/2020
- Supplemental Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
- Supplemental Application Requirements:
- Submission of a 15-minute video that answers: “Who are you? What is your passion? Why osteopathic medicine? Why Noorda-COM? and What will medicine look like in 20 years?”
- Letters of Recommendation from two of the three following sources: a physician (preferably osteopathic); a science faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s academic work; and/or a premedical source (could be an advisor letter, composite evaluation or evaluations from a committee.)
- Attestation to meeting ALL Minimum Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation (please see Technical Standards Policy on website – https://noordacom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pre9.1-2-Technical-Standards.pdf)
- Fee waiver available: Yes
- Waiver Conditions:
Noorda-COM will waive supplemental fees for students who submit evidence of an AACOMAS fee waiver.
- Supplemental application sent to the following prospective students:
Screened applicants: Secondary applications will be offered to applicants who best demonstrate a fit with the mission, vision, and values of Noorda-COM.
- Supplemental Application Fee: $100, refundable
Traditional: Noorda-COM’s secondary application includes a video submission. For the 2020-2021 cycle, all interviews will be conducted in an online format, with students being interviewed by teams of faculty and staff. Applicants will have opportunities to connect with Noorda-COM faculty/staff to learn more about the campus, community, and curriculum.
- Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
- Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
- Inorganic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with labe (4 semester credits of Biochemistry may be substituted for the 2nd semester of Organic Chemistry)
- Physics, 8 semester hours with lab
- Medical Terminology
- English Composition and/or Literature, 6 semester hours
- Behavioral Sciences, 6 semester hours
- Math/Statistics, 6 semester hours
Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule:
- Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14
- Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
- Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days
- Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit
- After May 15 of the year of matriculation, each medical college may implement college-specific procedures for accepted students who hold one or more seats at other medical colleges
- Earliest Acceptance Date: NA
- Latest Acceptance Date: 7/25/2021
- Deferred Entrance Requests Considered:
Yes, deferral requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Orientation / Start Date for First-Year Students: 7/26/2021
Early Decision Program
- Early Decision Program (EDP) Offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants
|American Indian/Alaska Native||NA|
|Black or African American||NA|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||NA|
Majors of First-Year Matriculants
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
- 2020-21 Annual Resident Tuition: $53,300
- 2020-21 Annual Non-Resident Tuition: $53,300
- 2020-21 Annual Resident Fees: $3,637
- 2020-21 Annual Non-Resident Fees: $3,637
- 2020-21 Annual Health Insurance Fee: $2,500
- Fees include: Student Services, Lab, Computer, Student Activities, Technology (not computer), Health Service
- Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $19,752
- Average 2019 Graduate Indebtedness: NA
- Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,000
- Additional deposit amount: $2,000 matriculation fee
- Deposit applied to tuition: Yes
- Deposit refundable: Yes, as defined by Utah State law, please see catalog for more details
- Financial Aid Website
- Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 0%
- Scholarships: Yes
- Average scholarship/grant: NA