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.

Alumni Life Events

  • (Who, what, where, when)

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 registrar@acomedu.org.

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
Electronic Mail Policy
Information Security
Information Technology Usage Policy
Internet and WWW Page Policy
IT Security Incident Reporting and Response 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

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
More help and instructions
Email on mobile devices
iTunes U
myACOM
Power Campus Self-Service
Printers
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?

Register for an Admissions Tour!

Date and Time

Graduation is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, June 2, 2018, and is expected to conclude by 12:00 noon. The Dothan Civic Center will open at 9:00 a.m. to begin seating families and guests. Students, faculty and guest hooders are expected to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. for commencement line-up. All guest hooders are required to attend a rehearsal at the Dothan Civic Center at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Location

The Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Dothan Civic Center located at 126 North St. Andrews Street. There is ample parking throughout the downtown area within walking distance of the Dothan Civic Center.

Guest Speaker

The guest speaker for the commencement ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Tickets

The commencement ceremony is NOT a ticketed event. The Dothan Civic Center has ample space for any number of desired guests. Please be courteous and do not save seats prior to the ceremony in order to allow all guests the opportunity for seating.

Photography

GradImages® will be the photography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own pictures during the ceremony in a designated area that does not interfere with the professional photographers and audience viewing. Individual pictures will be taken of each students hooding and bestowal of diploma. GradImages® will provide a web link to all students with information about purchasing ceremony photographs no later 72 hours following commencement.

Videography

Silver Digital Media will be the videography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own video during the ceremony at their seats or in designated areas that does not interfere with the professional videographers and audience viewing. Students and families can pre-order copies of the ceremony DVD prior to commencement or the day of the event. Details about orders and other information to follow.

Hooder Eligibility

ACOM graduating students may select a guest hooder or faculty hooder to hood them during the ceremony. All guest hooders must hold a terminal degree in their field (i.e. DO, MD, PhD, etc.). All guest hooders will be reviewed by ACOM administration to determine eligibility for hooding. Guest Hooders are required to attend the Hooder rehearsal at the Dothan Civic Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. All hooders must wear regalia.

Rehearsal Schedule

ACOM will hold a Hooder Rehearsal on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. All guest hooders are required to attend this rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. All hooders must bring their regalia to the rehearsal and ceremony. If you are a guest hooder and need to order regalia, please visit the following link: (Link Coming Soon!).

Hooder Event Logistics

All guest hooders will have a designated seating area on the main floor of the Dothan Civic Center near the graduating class. More details will be provided at the Hooder Rehearsal.

Order Regalia

ACOM has partnered with Oak Hall Cap & Gown to provide the finest regalia for commencement. ACOM negotiated the lowest rate possible for regalia rental. All guest hooders must rent or provide their own regalia in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. All regalia must be returned at the conclusion of commencement. The cost includes the rental of the gown, hood, tam and tassel. In order to avoid shipping costs, all regalia will be shipped directly to ACOM and made available for hooders to pick-up at the Hooder Rehearsal at the Dothan Civic Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (the morning of graduation). Guest hooders can rent regalia through the webpage setup by Oak Hall Cap & Gown: link to follow.

General Information

Grad Gear

Signature Announcements is the vendor for ACOM Graduation Gear, including announcements/invitations, diploma frames and class rings. Students will order all graduation gear directly through Signature Announcements. Link coming soon!

Alumni Affairs

The Alumni Association will provide opportunities for you to stay engaged with the college after graduation and throughout your career. Students will learn more about the Alumni Association during the Exit Conference on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Click here for more information about ACOM’s Office of Alumni Affairs.

Accommodations

Dothan has a variety of hotel accommodations available for families and guests attending the graduation ceremony that are close to the event venue. Many hotels in the area honor an ACOM rate. Please see the list of hotels near the ACOM campus and Dothan Civic Center.

Dining

Dothan has a variety of chain restaurants and local eateries to satisfy all appetites. Many restaurants will take reservations. For a complete list of Dining options, click here.

Event Tickets

ACOM provides a select number of tickets to student family members and guests for events during the week. Commencement is not a ticketed event, and all families and guests are welcome to attend! Please check with your student for specific details about ticketed events.

Special Accommodations

ACOM is happy to accommodate special needs of families and guests during the ceremony. Please contact Sarah Senn, Director of Communications & Marketing, Division of Student Services at (334) 944-4017 or by email at ssenn@acom.edu to request special accommodations during the graduation ceremony.

Event Photography

GradImages® will be the photography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own pictures during the ceremony in a designated area that does not interfere with the professional photographers and audience viewing. Individual pictures will be taken of each students hooding and bestowal of diploma. GradImages® will provide a web link to all students with information about purchasing ceremony photographs no later 72 hours following commencement.

Event Videography

Silver Digital Media will be the videography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own video during the ceremony at their seats or in designated areas that does not interfere with the professional videographers and audience viewing. Students and families can pre-order copies of the ceremony DVD prior to commencement or the day of the event. Details about orders and other information to follow.

Agenda

Graduation week activities for the Class of 2018 will begin Thursday, May 31, 2018. Students are expected to arrive in Dothan on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in preparation for the mandatory exit conference on Thursday. The agenda listed below outlines the events and activities for the week. More information to follow.


Awards Gala

Thursday, May 31, 2018
6 p.m.
Dothan Civic Center

ACOM invites all Class of 2018 students and up to guests two (2) guests per student to attend the Graduation Gala on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m at the Dothan Civic Center. Join us for this celebration of student accomplishments! Dinner and music will be provided. A limited number of additional tickets will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis with a limit of two (2) additional tickets per student.

**Tickets Required**


Military Commissioning

Friday, June 1, 2018
12 noon
ACOM Campus, Team-Based Learning Center

ACOM will recognize and commission Class of 2018 military students in a special ceremony to be held on campus in the Team-Based Learning Center. This event is for military students only. Each military student may bring up to 10 guests. Lunch will be provided. The guest speaker for the event will be announced soon.

**Tickets Required**


Class Reception

Friday, June 1, 2018
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
ACOM Campus

Students, families and guests are invited to attend a celebratory class reception on the ACOM campus on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Guests can tour the campus and stop by the Gift Shop to purchase ACOM merchandise.

**Tickets Required**


Rehearsals

Student Rehearsal: Friday, June 1, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.
Hooder Rehearsal: Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.
Dothan Civic Center

ACOM will hold two graduation rehearsals at the Dothan Civic Center. Students are required to attend the rehearsal on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Guest Hooders are required to attend the Hooder Rehearsal on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.

**Rehearsals are mandatory**


Commencement

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10 a.m.
Dothan Civic Center

ACOM will hold the Class of 2018 Graduation at the Dothan Civic Center, scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, June 2, 2018, and is expected to conclude by 12:00 noon. The venue will open at 9:00 a.m. to begin seating families and guests. Students, faculty and guest hooders are expected to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. for commencement line-up.

**NO Tickets Required**

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