Osteopathic Medicine Requirements

  • Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Doctors of osteopathic medicine can choose any specialty, prescribe drugs, perform surgeries, and practice medicine anywhere in the United States.
  • There is no particular major required for admission to Osteopathic medical school although a strong background in science is highly recommended. Students will apply using AACOMAS
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree and the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is required for admission.
  • Resources:
Courses U of M Course  Minimum semester hours required by
Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
General Biology BIOL 1110/1111
BIOL 1120/1121
General Chemistry CHEM 1110/1111
CHEM 1120/1121
Organic Chemistry CHEM 3310/3301
CHEM 3511/3501
General Physics PHYS 2010/2011
PHYS 2020/2021
English Composition ENGL 1010
ENGL 1020
Biochemistry CHEM 4511 Strongly Recommended for MCAT
General Psychology PSYC 1030 Strongly Recommended for MCAT
Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1010 Strongly Recommended for MCAT
Upper-Division Biology Courses See Advisor for Options Strongly Recommended