Several of the nation’s osteopathic medical schools offer postbaccalaureate premedical programs, with variations in degree offerings, duration, and level of affiliation with the school’s medical programs. Students can receive either a graduate degree or a certificate of completion, and may be eligible for entrance interviews or direct transition to the medical program.
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs
Postbaccalaureate Preparation Program(s)
Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM
|A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)||MS in Biomedical Sciences||The Biomedical Sciences program provides an opportunity for individuals aspiring to health science careers to become prepared for professional studies in medicine or research. KCOM graduate student research projects typically involve the fields of anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, or physiology. There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be granted an interview.There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.|
|Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of
Midwestern University (AZCOM-MWU)
|MA and MBS in Biomedical Sciences||Full-time, one-year, coursework-only program designed to help students with a bachelor’s degree improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences and augment their credentials for admission into a professional program.If the enrolled student meets certain eligibility requirements, entrance interview is granted.|
|Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)||Masters in Biomedical Sciences||CUSOM offers an SACS COC-accredited Masters in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree to prepare students for successful entry into medical school as well as other health professions programs. The Post Baccalaureate program runs concurrently with the medical school academic year and students can earn the MSBS degree.|
|Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of
Midwestern University (CCOM-MWU)
|MA and MBS in Biomedical Sciences||Biomedical Sciences (MA): Nine month Master degree program designed to enhance a student’s candidacy for admission to professional graduate schools.
Biomedical Sciences (MBS): Two-year Master of Biomedical Science degree program that provides students with knowledge, skills, and expertise to pursue careers in a variety of biomedical professions.
|Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM)||MS in Anatomy and MS in Biomedical
|MS in Anatomy: There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and COM, but an interview is granted to enrolled students who meet certain criteria.
MS in Biomedical Sciences: There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and COM, but an interview is granted to enrolled students who meet certain criteria.
|Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM)||MS in Biomedical Sciences||There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and COM, but an interview may be granted to enrolled students who meet certain criteria.|
|Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)||MS in Biomedical
Sciences, and Master of Medical Science
|Master of Science in Biomedical Science Program (Erie) Students may also elect to enter a two year master’s degree program that prepares individuals for health science careers and professional studies in medicine, education, and research.
The Master of Medical Science (Bradenton) is a one-year, non-thesis degree program that prepares individuals for health science careers. The college admissions staff will guarantee an interview to students who successfully complete the program and meet all other admissions standards and requirements.
|Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM)||MS in Biomedical Sciences||There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and the COM|
|Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)||MS in Anatomical Science, and Gross Anatomy Boot Camp||MS in Anatomical Science Program can be found here.
Gross Anatomy Boot Camp can be found here.
|Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)||The program has two tracks: Post-
Baccalaureate Certificate and MS in
|Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program who attain a GPA of 3.5 or greater in the fall semester will have a guaranteed interview for the DO program in the spring semester, as long as a complete application has been submitted to AACOMAS and MU-COM in the fall. Interested candidates should contact the Office of Enrollment Management at (317) 955-6297 for more information.|
|Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM)||Master of Biomedical Science||The Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) is a program for students to demonstrate that they can be successful in the Nova Southeastern University’s osteopathic medical program. Students are trained in human biology and medicine to improve their academic credentials in order to be considered for admission to our professional schools. Those enrolled in this program take basic science courses, along with osteopathic medicine students. Courses offered include gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. Students who have successfully completed one year in this program will be considered for admission into the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, pending a completed application. M.B.S. students who have successfully finished two years of this program will receive the master’s degree and then will be considered for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine after completing an application to the professional program.|
|Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)||Post-baccalaureate, Summer Scholars, and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship||Post-baccalaureate: Candidates must have been interviewed and unsuccessful in gaining admission. Admission to the PB program is by invitation only. Program Details: An academic year that includes upper level and graduate level biological sciences along with other coursework relevant to the practice of medicine.
Summer Scholars: Summer Scholars Program is a five-week program that provides an experience that replicates the first year of medical school. An outstanding opportunity to learn from OU-HCOM faculty and students, with the potential for a guaranteed interview for admission to the medical school.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: SURF is a seven-week program that is research specific. An outstanding opportunity to work with OU-HCOM biomedical science faculty, with the potential for a guaranteed interview for admission to the medical school.
|Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)||MS in Biomedical Sciences||There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.|
|Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)||MS in Biomedical Sciences||There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.|
|Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine||MS in Biomedical Sciences||The MSBS is a nine-month (30 semester hours) degree program designed to strengthen the academic background of qualified applicants who are seeking acceptance into graduate health programs, such as medical, veterinary, dental, physician assistant, or other professional programs. The MSBS currently offers a core curriculum in the Biomedical Sciences designed to prepare students to enter professional education and/or advanced degree programs in the biomedical disciplines. The MSBS aims at enhancing the student’s academic record and competitiveness of his or her candidacy for a professional or graduate degree.|
|Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM)||Masters in
|Offered to students interested in research or enhancing their science background in preparation for application to DO or MD programs. Students are required to take credits of GSBS courses. Course are offered in the evenings. Applications are accepted year round. Find information here.|
|Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York (TouroCOM-NY)||MS in Interdisciplinary Sciences||This is a full-time, one-year program offered by the Touro College and University System at both TouroCOM Harlem and Touro-COM Middletown. The curriculum is a lecture-based format which focuses on core basic medical sciences. Courses include Physiology, Histology, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Microbiology, as well as lectures on clinical medicine. The top 35 students finishing this Master’s program with a 3.450 average or above, and passing administered shelf exams, will be granted admission into Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and will be eligible for a DO degree.
Touro Harlem MS Program E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Touro Middletown MS Program E-mail: email@example.com
|Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine -California (TUCOM-CA)||MS in Medical Health Sciences||This program is designed to enrich a student’s academic knowledge base as well as to strengthen a prospective medical student’s credentials for admission to medical school. This one-year program consists of a rigorous graduate curriculum in the basic medical sciences and a semester-long research internship course.|
|Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM)||MS in Medical Health Sciences||The Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences is a degree-granting, medically-oriented program designed to enrich the academic knowledge base and skills of prospective medical students while strengthening their credentials for admission to medical school. The program provides students with a rigorous education consisting of 30 credits of graduate level biomedical courses enriched with research experience. The year-long program is comprised of basic science medical courses, a graduate biomedical science core in advanced cell biology and genetics. Advanced study skill development and MCAT/GRE prep are also included.|
|University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM)||Master of Biomedical Sciences||UIWSOM offers a Master in Biomedical Sciences program. This one-year program is designed to enhance scientific knowledge and professional preparation for students seeking to attend medical school or other health professions training. Additional information can be found a twww.uiw.edu/mbs/.|
|University of North Texas Health Sciences Center at Fort Worth College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM)||Master of Medical Sciences Program||A one-year master of science degree program offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The program features basic science courses in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, histology, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. The program also has both a MCAT prep course and short clinical preceptorship experience.|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC)||Certificate Program||This is a one-year graduate level program designed for students who need to enhance their academics in order to gain acceptance to an osteopathic (DO) or allopathic (MD) medical program. It provides an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to grow as a student and to improve their academics to a level that can allow them to earn admittance into medical school. The program is offered to attract individuals from rural areas, low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities, although acceptance is not limited to individuals from these groups. Find more information here.|
|Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP)||MS in Medical Sciences, Intensive Summer Anatomy Course, and Summer Preparedness and Readiness Program||Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) The major philosophy of the MSMS program in the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences is to provide pre-clinical students and clinicians with the critical evaluation skills and research awareness necessary to implement evidence-based practice—a need that is impossible to achieve exclusively within time constraints of most existing professional degree programs. To this end, the Master of Medical Science degree (MSMS) in the GCBS complements the existing programmatic offerings at WesternU and elsewhere. The MSMS program will educate students who intend to become physicians, dentists, podiatrists, physician assistants, pharmacists, optometrists and other health professionals in the research basis of medical knowledge and provide the analytic tools necessary to become well- informed, evidencebased practitioners. Qualified students who have obtained a baccalaureate science degree will be prepared in a unique, rigorous interprofessional environment for successful application to graduate professional programs, both external and internal, as well as for careers in teaching and industry.
Intensive Summer Anatomy Course (ISAC) Selected students who have accepted our offer are invited to participate in the Intensive Summer Anatomy Course (ISAC). Students who successfully complete this program are exempt from taking the first semester anatomy course, excluding the head and neck portion. They participate as facilitators during the dissection labs and receive a stipend.
Summer Preparedness and Readiness Program (SPaRc) The purpose of this program is to prepare incoming DO students for medical school by providing an introduction to Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. This program is offered through our Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Office (LEAD). Learn more here.
|William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)||Master’s of Biomedical Science||One-year, non-thesis program in the biomedical sciences designed to prepare students for enrollment in the healthcare professional schools such as medical, dental, physical therapy school, etc.|