Application Process

All applicants must apply online via the centralized application service administered by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS).  AACOMAS verifies and distributes the primary application to the osteopathic colleges designated by the student.  The AACOMAS application service is available in early May and applications are released to ACOM in mid-June.

Original transcripts should be sent directly to AACOMAS.  Applicants must also release their MCAT scores (transmitted electronically) from AAMC to AACOMAS.  Applicants can find the application instructions online and submit an application by going to aacomas.aacom.org.

Have questions?  The AACOMAS Customer Service phone number is (617) 618-2889 and is available 9am – 5pm EST, Monday through Friday.  The email address is aacomasinfo@liaisoncas.com.

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Application Steps

The Admissions Committee reviews all verified applications and students who meet our admissions criteria will be asked to submit a supplemental application with supporting materials.  Supplemental applications, and all required documents, must be received by ACOM prior to April 15 to be considered.  However, early submission is strongly recommended as interviews begin in early August and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

  1. Complete and submit the primary (AACOMAS) application.  Verified applications are screened for minimum academic requirements.  Selected applicants will receive an email with a link to complete an online supplemental (secondary) application.
  2. Complete the Supplemental Application and pay the $50 nonrefundable Supplemental Application Fee.  ACOM does recognize the AACOMAS fee waiver for approved applicants.
  3. Submit the two (2) required essays as part of the Supplemental Application.
  4. Submit the required letters of recommendation (evaluations).  These letters can be submitted as part of the AACOMAS application process, uploaded into Interfolio, or emailed to the ACOM Office of Admissions.  (Details on requirements for letters of recommendation are below.)
  5. Applicants will receive email notifications as they move through the different application stages.  Applicants will also receive notification if documents are missing and/or incomplete.

An application is considered complete once all of the required documents have been received.  Completed applications are reviewed using standards set by the Admissions Committee (see Application Review Process for more details).  This review process usually takes a few weeks.  The Director of Admissions will send invitations to students who qualify for an on-campus interview based on these standards.  Applicants selected for interviews receive an email invitation with log-on credentials to schedule an interview.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit specific letters of recommendation.  Please follow the guidelines listed below to ensure timely processing.

  1. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation (LOR) from a physician (DO is preferred).  Letters should provide details of the applicant’s exposure to patients and their ability to perform in a medical setting.  It can reflect shadowing, volunteering, or work experience.
  2. Applicants must submit one (1) pre-med advisor or committee letter that includes the names and departments of the committee members.  If an advisory or committee letter is not available, then two academic letters from science faculty must be submitted.
  3. All letters should be signed and on letterhead.
  4. Science letters must be written by college science professors who have instructed the applicant in the required science courses or recommended upper-level science courses.  These letters should be on letterhead with academic credentials in the signature line.  Letters should also include the course title in which the evaluator taught.  Applicants should inform faculty of these requirements when requesting letters.  ACOM only accepts letters from instructors of biology, chemistry, or physics.
  5. Letters from social science (e.g., psychology, sociology, etc.) or math professors will not count toward this requirement.  Letters from laboratory and research instructors will not meet the requirement.
  6. Non-traditional students who have been out of college for more than 2 years and have not taken recent prerequisite or other classes must provide a letter from their immediate supervisor/employer and the required physician letter.
  7. Letters that do not count toward completion of the admission file include:  letters from relatives, spouses, family friends, coaches, personal trainers, veterinarians, dentists, your family physician or pediatrician (unless you have shadowed or worked with the physician).

Important Dates and Deadlines for the 2018-2019 Application Cycle

May 4

June 15

August

December 14

March 1

April 15

AACOMAS Application Portal Opens

AACOMAS Applications are Available to ACOM

ACOM Begins Applicant Interviews

First Seat Deposit Deadline

AACOMAS Application Deadline

Supplemental Application and Supporting Documents Deadline

It is our goal at ACOM to make your application process as simple as possible.  Please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@acom.edu if you have any questions about the process.

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Below is a list of required financial forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Pre-Approval Form

Travel Fund Application

Organization Checking Accounts Policy

Organization Budget Template

Media requests or questions? Contact an ACOM media representative.

ACOM’s Office of the Registrar provides forms related to student information that may be useful to current and prospective students. If you have a question about a form or do not see the form you need, please contact the Registrar at (334) 699-2266 or at register@acom.edu.

Replacement Diploma Form
Change of Name and Contact Information Request
Release for Letter of Recommendation
Request for Release of Information
Absence Notification and Approval Form
Club Officer Certification Form

Below is a list of other forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Student Service Activity or Event Form

Apparel and Item Approval Form

Club Information Form

ACOM Media Release Form

Guest Speaker Form

Accounts

Password Change/Reset
Email and OneDrive


Teaching and Learning

Event Request Form

Office of Information Systems Policies

Access Controls Security Policy
ACOM User ID Policy
Data Classification and Security Policy
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
Electronic Mail Policy
Information Security Plan
Information Technology Usage Policy
Internet and WWW Page Policy
IT Security Incident Reporting and Response Policy
Backup and Retention Policy
Media Sanitization and Disposal Policy
Operations and Management Security Policy
Physical and Environmental Security Policy
Security for Information, Computing, and Network Preferences
System Development and Maintenance Security Policy
Wireless Local Area Network Policy
Official Electronic Correspondence with Faculty, Staff, and Students
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Policy
ACOM Printing Policy
ACOM Security Camera Policy

Submit a Problem or Question

The OIS Service Desk is available to help you with technology-related questions or problems. You can call, email, or just drop by.

Contact Information

support@acomedu.org

Chat Online

Password Change/Reset

(334) 699-2266 ext. 4141

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our Goal

The goal of the OIS Service Desk is to provide ACOM faculty, staff, and students with an effective primary point of contact for ACOM recommended software and computing resources. The OIS Service Desk will resolve the issue or distribute the call to the appropriate staff, technology group, or appropriate resource in order to best meet the needs of the client.
myACOM MyACOM: for students, faculty and staff to collaborate.
SeaMed SEAMed: Learning management site. View course material.
PaperCut PaperCut: Virtual printing management site add money to account and web print.
Email Email: Web access to your email and OneDrive.
DNA Citrix Desktop DNA Citrix Desktop: Access all network resources from any device.
iTunes U iTunes University: Public website.
SimulationIQ Simulation IQ: Clinical simulation portal.
SeaMed ACOM Self Service: Student portal used to pay fees and tuition.

 

Self Help Links

Password Reset
Office 365 & Email
myACOM Sharepoint site
Power Campus Self-Service
PaperCut Printing

Forms & Templates


Posters


Summer Research Opportunities

Policies

Principal Investigator (or Co-PI) and Project Director (or Co-PD)
Human Subjects Policy
Biosafety Policy
Limited Submission Policy
Lobbying Activity
Ethical Policies for Conducting Research


Forms & Applications

Faculty/Student Routing and Grant Acquisition Form
IBC Incident Report Form
IBC Modification Form
IBC Application


Templates

Budget Proposal Template
Consent Form Template
Project Biosafety Manual Template

Guides

Research Proposal/Research Protocol Guide
IRB for Human Subjects Use Submission Procedure
Decision Tree for IRB Submission
De-Identification Guide
Significant Sample Size Guide
Biosafety Manual


Applications & Checklists

Exempt Application Checklist
Expedited Application Checklist
Full Review Application


Key Personnel

Nicole Mitchell, MA, MLIS
Chair of ACOM Institutional Review Board
Associate Professor of Library and Information Sciences

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager

Research Committee

The goal of ACOM’s Research Committee is to establish a premier research institute and maintain a comprehensive research program founded in bench, clinical, medical education, and translational research including community outreach programs that engage osteopathic students in research interests and opportunities.


Members

Christina Kennedy, PhD
Chair of ACOM Research Committee
Assistant Professor of Physiology

James D. Foster, PhD
Associate Dean of Anatomical Sciences, Molecular Medicine, Research & Graduate Studies

Audrey Vasauskas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology

Kim Schoeffel, DO
Professor of Pediatrics

Ronda Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Krissy Wood
Coordinator of Willed Body Program and Research Lab

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Program Manager

Resources

Grant Basics Presentation
Budget FAQs


Templates

Sample Timeline
Budget Proposal Template

Training

CITI Program
CITI Registration Instructions


Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Policy
What are conflicts?

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