While most students who matriculate into LUCOM will have a bachelor’s degree or higher, at a minimum, each applicant that matriculates must have completed 90 hours or three-fourths of the required credits for a degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body.
Students must have obtained not less than a 3.0 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in sciences to be considered for admission unless an exception for cause is granted by the LUCOM Dean. Competition dictates that most students will have GPA’s > 3.5 and science GPA’s > 3.4 respectively, which reflect greater opportunity for success with the curriculum and national board examinations.
Applicants must have a cumulative score of at least 22 on MCAT and have no score less than 6 to be considered for admissions unless a waiver is granted by the LUCOM Dean. Preference for admission consideration is a MCAT > 25. MCAT scores < 3 years old may be submitted for consideration. An average of the highest scores on multiple MCAT examinations is not applicable for admission consideration.
The minimum required undergraduate courses for matriculation are:
Recommended courses to prepare for the osteopathic medical curriculum include additional humanities such as literature, philosophy or theology; communication skills such as speech, debate, or drama; additional science courses such as genetics, human physiology, human anatomy, immunology, epidemiology, etc.
The applicant should demonstrate a humanistic and service mentality consistent with the mission of the COM as demonstrated by action and involvement in outreach and service events. Each applicant’s personal values should be compatible with the Christian mission and environment of Liberty University.