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Interview and Selection

Selection Process

The ACOM Admissions Committee will be responsible for reviewing and assessing the completed AACOMAS and supplemental applications with required support materials.  The major criteria for rating applicants are academic and non-academic achievements.

Academic assessments include:  the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores, grades, and grade point averages.

Personal characteristics include:  the applicant’s ability and desire to fulfill the college’s commitment to the primary care and underserved needs of Alabama and the region, personal experiences with patient populations, physician shadowing, community/volunteer service, leadership positions, and honors received.  Letters of recommendation play a major role in the assessment of applicants.

Applicants who are selected for an interview will receive an email invitation with login credentials to schedule their interview date.

On-Campus Interview

The on-campus, personal interview is a critical component in making decisions about who will be admitted to ACOM.  The primary purpose of the interview is to assess an applicant’s interpersonal skills and how they relate to others as well as more about their motivation for the profession.  It also allows us to learn additional information about inters and experiences of applicants and perhaps to get a sense of the likelihood that they would accept a seat if offered.  The Interview Day provides the student with an overview of ACOM, including a chance to meet faculty, staff, and students and to learn more about the academic programs, clinical rotations, students services, and student life.

Applicants are invited to visit the campus for a formal interview with two faculty.  After the personal interview, the Admissions Committee reviews the applicant’s file along with the interviewers’ comments.  The admission recommendations are reviewed and approved by the Dean of the College.  Applicants are notified of their admission status within a few weeks of their interview.  Notification times may vary during the application cycle.


Accepted applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $2,000.  ACOM follows the suggested deposit guidelines established by AACOMAS.

  • Applicants accepted prior to November 15 have until December 14 to make their deposit.
  • Applicants accepted between November 15 and January 14 have 30 days to pay their deposit.
  • Applicants accepted between January 15 and May 14 have 14 days to pay their deposit.
  • Applicants accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit.

After May 15 of the year of matriculation, ACOM has the right to implement specific procedures for accepted students who hold one or more seats at other medical colleges.

Matriculation is conditional until all official transcripts are received from schools attended.  ACOM can use final transcripts submitted with the AACOMAS application.  All complete transcripts must be on file prior to matriculation.  It is expected that all prerequisite courses, course work listed on the AACOMAS application, and baccalaureate degree requirements will be completed by July 1 of the matriculation year at ACOM.

Matriculation packets are emailed to deposited students usually around February 1 of each year.  Packets include information on how to obtain the required drug screen and background check, ordering medical equipment, health insurance, and immunization records.

ACOM requires all students to adhere to ACOM’s Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation and Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) Mandatory Course Requirements.

Note:  Discovery after admission or matriculation of intentional misrepresentation or omission of any information use in the application process or omission of information relative to scholastic records or test records will subject the student to dismissal.  Matriculation will be denied to applicants who have failed to maintain a good record of scholastic performance and/or personal conduct between the time of their acceptance and their matriculation at the College.  The College reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant for any reason it deems sufficient.

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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

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

Official Organization Information Form

ACOM Media Release Form

Guest Speaker Form


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

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


Summer Research Opportunities


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


Budget Proposal Template
Clinical Vignette Informed Consent Template
Project Biosafety Manual Template


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.


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

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

Audrey Vasauskas, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology

Kim Schoeffel, DO
Professor of Pediatrics

Ronda Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Krissy Travers
Coordinator of Willed Body Program and Anatomy & Research Labs

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager


Grant Basics Presentation
Budget FAQs


Sample Timeline
Budget Proposal Template


CITI Program
CITI Registration Instructions

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Policy
What are conflicts?

Register for an Admissions Tour!

Register for a Prospective Student Open House!

Other Forms and Acknowledgments


Time Sheet (Single Student)

Time Sheet (Group)

SME Acknowledgment