Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Provo, UT
COVID-19 Related Information
Interview Options for 2021-2022 Cycle: Virtual interviews only.
Physician Letter Required? MD or DO
Shadowing Options: Accepts virtual interviews only.
Accepts Online Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements? Yes. Not to include independent study coursework.
Accepts Prerequisite Coursework Pass/Fail Grades? Yes. Pass/fail grades for prerequisite coursework impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will be accepted.
Accepts Online Lab Coursework? Yes. Online lab coursework impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will be accepted;
In-person labs strongly preferred.
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 Timpanogos Golf Club 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 half an hour 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. Closest city is Provo, UT.
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-toodistant 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, vision, and values of our organization. Students who display academic excellence, leadership qualities, and the inherent desire to help others are encouraged to apply. Our admissions team will be providing a holistic review of each applicant, taking into account all academic and extracurricular experiences. 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 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 (5/4/2021)
- Primary Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
- Supplemental Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
- Submission Timing for Best Consideration:
Applications must be verified by AACOMAS and received by Noorda-COM by the primary application deadline. For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to the deadline.
- Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors:
Noorda-COM students will demonstrate the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Ideal students will embody competence, confidence, and compassion in aspects of academic pursuits, community involvement, and intellectual curiosity. Applicants who possess 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: 1/1/2018
- Accept September 2021 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2022 MCAT scores: No
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Supplemental application required? Yes
- Earliest Supplemental Application Submission Date: 7/1/2021
- Supplemental Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
- Supplemental Application Requirements:
- Submission of a professional headshot. Submission of a short video that answers a series of questions to determine fit with Noorda-COM’s mission and values.
- Due to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the 2021-2022 application cycle, applicants will only be required to submit letters of recommendation from two of the following three sources: 1) a physician (preferably an osteopathic physician); a science faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s academic work; 3) a premedical source (could be an advisor letter, composite evaluation, or evaluations from a committee. If a premed source is not available, an additional science faculty letter or a letter from an employer may be substituted.)
- Attestation to meeting ALL Minimum Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation (please see Technical Standards Policy on website – https://www.noordacom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/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 or the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP).
- 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
- Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
- Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
- Inorganic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
- Physics, 8 semester hours with lab
- Medical Terminology
- College English, 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: 9/15/2021
- Latest Acceptance Date: 7/26/2022
- Deferred Entrance Requests Considered:
Yes, deferral requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Orientation / Start Date for First-Year Students: 7/27/2022
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 2020 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