Prospective Applicants

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) considers all competitive students with an emphasis on those students from Alabama and the surrounding regions who are committed to serving the rural and medically underserved areas of the state and region.  ACOM uses multiple criteria to select the most qualified candidates from an average applicant pool of about 4,000.

ACOM uses a rolling admissions process in which applications are reviewed and student interview decisions are made at regular intervals during the admission cycle.  Interviews are conducted and selection decisions are made until the class is filled.  Applicants are notified of the admission status within a few weeks after their interview.  Candidates should apply early in the admissions cycle to be competitive in the process.

Admission Requirements

Prior to matriculation each applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Students with 75% of coursework completed toward a baccalaureate degree may be considered under special circumstances and must be approved by the Dean.
  • 8 semester hours of Biology with labs
  • 8 semester hours of Physics with labs
  • 8 semester hours of Inorganic (General) Chemistry with labs
  • 8 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 6 semester hours of English Composition and/or Literature
  • Official exam scores from the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
    • Prospective students are urged to take the test as early as possible.  The January test date will be the last one accepted for the current cycle.  The MCAT must be taken within 4 years of the desired date of matriculation.  For 2019 enrollment, exams taken before August 2015 will not be accepted to complete an applicant record.

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.

ACOM Class of 2021 Profile

3,564

Applications Received

643

Applicants Interviewed

355

Applicants Accepted

162

Students Enrolled

48 percent of the students came from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida while the remaining students represent 25 states.  21 percent of the students were born outside the U.S.

Age

76% are between 20-24
(The range is from 21-34)

MCAT

Average score was 501
(Average on old exam was 26)

GPA

Total GPA Average — 3.4
Science GPA — 3.3

Gender

53% male
47% female

Alumni Life Events

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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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