A diverse administrative staff, faculty, and student body are needed to provide the richness necessary for osteopathic medical education. WCUCOM makes every effort to recruit students from diverse backgrounds to foster that richness while meeting its mission and objectives. This policy complies with the “Accreditation of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: COM Accreditation Standards and Procedures (effective July 1, 2017).” It is the official policy of WCUCOM that recruitment and selection of students for admission, consideration for financial aid, the administration of its education policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletic and other school-administered rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students, and the selection of WCUCOM faculty, staff, and students, will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, or disability .
William Carey University is a Title IV recognized religious institution, and operates under an exemption from the U.S. Office of Education Office of Civil Rights as a religious institution. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the bylaws of the university, William Carey University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, or disability in admissions or in the administration of its education policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletic and other school-administered rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university.
The minimum academic requirements for admission are detailed below.
Students must take the Medical College of Admissions Test (MCAT) exam and have the official scores sent to AACOMAS. MCAT test scores are valid for three years from the original date.
Applicant must show satisfactory completion with a final passing grade in each of the following college courses, including laboratory work where applicable as determined by WCUCOM:
- English Composition and Literature 6 Semester Hours
- General Chemistry 8 Semester Hours
- Organic Chemistry 8 Semester Hours
- Physics 8 Semester Hours
- Biological Sciences 12 Semester Hours
These basic requirements must be passed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university. Courses which are designated as “writing intensive” are generally not acceptable to meet the English requirement.
Transcripts must be received from all colleges and universities attended. They should be submitted with the AACOMAS application. Courses completed after submission of the AACOMAS application must be documented by an official transcript sent directly to WCUCOM.
The minimum requirement for admission to a COM must be no less than 75 percent of the credits needed for a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. The above minimum requirements may not necessarily be completed prior to application for admission. Approval of admission is tentative, pending satisfactory completion of minimum requirements and maintenance of a satisfactory academic record before the date of registration.
Credit by examination is not available at WCUCOM. “Online” or “distance learning” courses are not acceptable for credit at WCUCOM.
The ability to use a computer is an essential skill that is required to complete WCUCOM course work. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that each entering student have a good working knowledge of computer use and applications. WCUCOM utilizes the latest in Microsoft and Windows applications. Computer specifications and PC Requirements are listed in the Examination Policies of this document.