Evaluation of College Records
Assignment of credits and calculation of grade point averages will be made based on all courses attempted. Non-academic courses (e.g. physical education, military science, etc.), courses taken “on line,” and courses taken in a professional program (e.g. nursing, medical technology, dentistry, etc.) will not be used for credit in meeting admissions requirements or in the calculation of the grade point average.
Advanced courses in biological sciences, such as cell and molecular biology, histology, comparative anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, and physiology are strongly recommended. Courses in advanced mathematics, psychology, social studies, economics, speech, and philosophy are also desirable.
Selection of Courses
It is strongly recommended that those who wish to prepare themselves for the study of medicine should enroll in a degree curriculum in college. While most applicants follow a program in biology or chemistry, it is quite possible for those from other major disciplines to receive favorable consideration for admission to osteopathic medical school. Care should be exercised in planning the course of study to be certain that the required subjects in chemistry, biology, physics, and English can be completed satisfactorily before the date of registration.
If a student does not enroll in a degree curriculum, it is considered important to follow a program which will allow time to take several of the strongly recommended subjects and to complete more than the specified minimum number of required courses and credit hours. Elective courses should be chosen in relation to the student's special interests and aptitude. An understanding of social and community problems will be very helpful in meeting the responsibilities of the profession of osteopathic medicine. In addition to a good technical education, it is desirable for the student to have a broad cultural background.