Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
New York, NY
The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to training osteopathic physicians, with a particular emphasis on practicing medicine in underserved communities, and to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. We value and support public service, research, graduate medical education, and osteopathic clinical service in the community that will strive to improve health outcomes for those we serve. We will work to educate students through the use of the latest innovative education techniques using summative and formative measures so as to graduate qualified osteopathic physicians.
The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and to training physicians who are committed to practicing in underserved communities.
Harlem, NY: Urban Setting
Middletown, NY: Suburban/Rural
Year founded: 2006
Type: Private, non-profit
TouroCOM holds full accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Touro College is accredited by Middle State Commission on Higher Education.
- Touro College and University System
- The medical school buildings in central Harlem are across the street from the famous Apollo Theatre
- The Middletown Campus is located in the city of Middletown, NY, 60 miles from New York City in New York’s Hudson Valley Region
- Lecture halls and classrooms are equipped to accommodate laptop computers, with wireless Internet access available throughout the building. Professors present at “smart podiums” accommodating any electronic format
- The OMM labs have hydraulic tables and Striker Cameras
- There are breakout rooms adjacent to the amphitheaters for student study
- Anatomy labs at both campuses are temperature controlled with frequent air exchange
- Each campus has a state-of-the-art library facilities with extensive electronic offerings that are not publically available.
- Clinical sites are located throughout the NYC metropolitan area and upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Student residence options:
In Harlem, housing is not provided, but rental housing is available throughout the area with easy access by train, bus, or subway
The Middletown Campus has on site dormitories
- Total medical school enrollment: 1070
- Total male: 547
- Total female: 523
- First-year enrollment: 269
- First-year male: 119
- First-year female: 150
- First-year in-state: 111
- First-year out-of-state: 158
- Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 19,000
TouroCOM’s pre-clinical curriculum uses an innovative flipped classroom model that emphasizes independent discovery of information and reserves valuable classroom time for clinical case discussion, application questions and peer-peer teaching activities. Early clinical exposures and health policy lectures are used to enhance the classroom curriculum.
Dual Degree Programs
Master of Science Program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences
This is a full-time, one-year program offered by the Touro College and University System at both the TouroCOM Harlem and Middletown campuses. The program provides students that are interested in becoming physicians an opportunity to prepare themselves for the academic rigors of medical school by immersing them into a biomedical curriculum that includes clinical anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroanatomy and Histology. Students that are interested in dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, and PhD programs can also strengthen their foundation in these core biomedical sciences through this program. Faculty teach using an innovative flipped classroom model that emphasizes independent discovery of information and reserves valuable classroom time for clinical case discussion, application questions and peer-peer teaching activities. Graduates of the TouroCOM MS program have the opportunity to directly matriculate as first year osteopathic medical students the following year contingent upon meeting the following requirements: completion of the MS curriculum, achieving a final MS program GPA of 3.450/4.0 or higher, achieving a passing grade on the Comprehensive Examination. Typically, 30 – 35 students from each campus are offered direct matriculation to TouroCOM DO programs after meeting these requirements.
Summer Anatomy Course
Harlem and Middletown
Summer Histology Course
Harlem and Middletown
Summer Embryology Course
Harlem and Middletown
Admissions Process & Application Information
After review of the applicant’s AACOMAS application, qualified candidates will be invited to complete a supplemental application. Once the supplemental application has been submitted, the admissions office will contact qualified candidates to schedule an interview.
The Interview Process: We invite selected applicants to visit the campus identified in the supplemental application for an informational presentation and a formal interview. Campus visits and interviews are conducted on a rolling basis from October through May. The Director of Admissions or a student affairs representative will lead a tour of the medical school facilities, and provide some historical background about TouroCOM and our parent institution, Touro College. We’ll also provide details about the surrounding Harlem or Middletown community, and available housing.
During the interview, candidates will meet with several faculty members. Interviewers’ feedback is considered alongside an applicants’ academic credentials. An interview does not guarantee acceptance.
Acceptance to TouroCOM: The Admissions Committee submits their final recommendations for acceptance to the Dean of the college, who reserves the authority to approve all applications. TouroCOM-NY usually notify candidates of decisions within two months of the formal interview, and makes every effort to notify wait-listed candidates as soon as possible.
- Primary application service: AACOMAS
- Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS (5/3/2019)
- Primary application deadline: 3/1/2020
- Supplemental application deadline: 3/15/2020
- Submission timing for best consideration:
For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least eight weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.
First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors:
The applicant applying to TouroCOM must have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to potential matriculation in the fall. In addition, the student should have a competitive grade point average in the sciences and overall, a competitive MCAT score, and a CASPer™ score. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold a Permanent Resident visa or be able to obtain F-1 status and form I-20. During the supplemental application process, applicants must submit all required documents to be considered for an interview.
TouroCOM is looking for candidates who are interested in becoming outstanding osteopathic physicians. Students must be able to present an understanding of osteopathic medicine and display a passion to become a doctor in underserved areas. Primary applications are pre-screened by the admissions department, and only students who meet the admissions standards are offered a supplemental application. After further review by the Interview Committee, qualified applicants that have met all supplemental application requirements may be offered an interview.
Touro College treats all employees, students, and applicants without unlawful consideration or discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity or citizen status in all decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, the administration of its educational programs and activities, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff, suspension, expulsion and termination, and all other terms and conditions of admission, matriculation, and employment.
International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: Yes
Asylum applicants will provide documentation from their attorney. This documentation is provided to our international department, which handles international student affairs. Other international students are required to provide proof of their I-20 status or begin application to obtain the I-20.
- Oldest MCAT considered: Three years (January 2017)
- Accept September 2019 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2020 MCAT scores: Yes
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Supplemental application required? Yes
- Earliest supplemental application submission date: 9/1/2019
- Supplemental application deadline: 3/15/2020
- Supplemental application requirements:
- Supplemental applications are sent to applicants after their AACOMAS applications have been pre-screened by Admissions.
- Letter of recommendation from two science professors or a committee letter that includes two science professors
- Letter of recommendation from a physician (either DO or MD).
- The CASPer test is required
- Fee waiver available: Yes
- Waiver conditions:
- Supplemental application sent to the following prospective students:
- Supplemental application fee: $200, non-refundable
TouroCOM interview days have the following agenda: Review and presentation, Interview (open file, two faculty members, 30 min.), Session with the Dean, Financial Aid and Admission/Tour of Facility.
- Biology, 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
- College English, 6 semester hours
- Behavioral Sciences, 6 semester hours
- Math and/or Computer Science, 3 semester hours
Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following schedule:
- TouroCOM has rolling admissions
- Maximum time for applicant to accept offer: Applicants who are notified of admissions offer are asked to respond within two weeks of receiving their letter of acceptance.
- Earliest acceptance date: 11/1/2019
- Latest acceptance date: Until class is full
- Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
- Orientation / start date for first-year students: 7/27/2020 (tentative)
Early Decision Program
- Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants
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Majors of First-Year Matriculants
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
- 2018-19 annual resident tuition: $54,684
- 2018-19 annual non-resident tuition: $54,684
- 2018-19 annual resident fees: $200
- 2018-19 annual non-resident fees: $200
- 2018-19 annual health insurance fee: $4,685
- Fees include:
- Student Activities
- Technology (not computer)
- Health Service
- Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $41,524
- Average 2018 graduate indebtedness: $213,219
- Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2,000, non-refundable
- Additional deposit amount: $1,000, refundable
- Deposit applied to tuition: After matriculation: $3,000 is applied to tuition
- Financial Aid Website
- Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 77%
- Scholarships: Yes
- Average scholarship/grant: See the TouroCOM-NY website for more information on scholarships and grants.
Contacts & Additional Resources
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Suite 519
New York, NY 10027
60 Prospect Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
Main phone: Harlem: (212) 851-1199, Middletown: (845) 648-1000