Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Below are some important resources for you to explore in learning about the field of osteopathic medicine.

Admission Requirements

Admission to osteopathic medical schools is quite competitive. For students matriculating in 2017, consider the follow stats:

  • Mean age of matriculants: 24
  • Mean cumulative GPA of 2017 applicants: 3.61
  • Mean cumulative math/science GPA of 2017 applicants: 3.58
  • Median MCAT of 2017 applicants: 502

Dual Degree Programs for Osteopathic Students

The vast majority of osteopathic medical schools have dual degree programs. For an excellent overview of these programs, visit the Choose DO: Dual Degree Programs page.

Shadowing an Osteopathic Physician

Just like their allopathic counterparts, osteopathic medical schools are looking for applicants to possess personal qualities that demonstrate good communication, strong interpersonal skills, leadership, commitment to service, and clinical experience. It is also important to shadow an osteopathic doctor as well as have a clear motivation for pursuing a career in osteopathic medicine. Here are some useful resources: