College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 05/01
Application deadline: 04/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2003
Application fee: $65
Director of admissions: Susan Hanson
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? YesThis school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, behavioral science

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Earliest date: September 1
-Latest date: August 1

Applicant’s response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Maximum time in weeks: 12 weeks
-Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
-Deposit to hold place in class: $2,000
-Deposit due: N/A
-Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
-Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
-EDP application period begins: N/A
-EDP application period ends: N/A
-EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

Applied
Interviewed
Accepted
Enrolled
Total:
2,631
648
519
218
In-state:
772
262
205
114
Out-of-state:
1,859
386
314
104
Women:
1,308
330
259
106
Minorities:
1,062
246
196
98
International:
60
12
6
2

Acceptance rate: 19.7%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.49

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.0
Verbal reasoning: 8.7
Physical sciences: 9.2
Biological: 9.6
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.):50%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.):18%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.):10%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.):17%
Mixed disciplines and other: 5%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 50%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 18%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 10%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 17%
Mixed disciplines and other: 5%

Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: D.O./M.S.

Does the school have a combined college/D.O. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/D.O. program: 7 years
Web site for combined college/D.O. program:www.westernu.edu/joint_programs/home.xml

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
COMP accepts applications from qualified candidates. While grades and MCAT scores are important and suggest future academic success, COMP recognizes that these do not guarantee success as a physician. Non-academic criteria are also important. COMP seeks a diverse and balanced student population. An on-campus interview is required.