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Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

2265 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 231-6138

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.vcom.vt.edu
Electronic application: http://www.aacom.org

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 05/15
Application deadline: 02/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $75
Director of admissions: Megan R. Price
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, physics, demonstration of writing skills, general chemistry

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: October 15
     -Latest date: April 1

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 3 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $1,200
     -Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
     -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)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: May 1
     -EDP application period ends: September 15
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 15

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 2,115 331 260 160
In-state: 180 100 78 58
Out-of-state: 1,935 231 182 102
Women: 1,076 178 92 92
Minorities: 723 87 57 42
International: N/A 1 1 1



Acceptance rate: 12.3%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.5

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 7.5
Verbal reasoning: 7.8
Physical sciences: 7.1
Biological: 7.7
Writing: Q

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 43%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 11%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 18%
Mixed disciplines and other: 16%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 43%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 11%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 18%
Mixed disciplines and other: 16%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.S.

Does the school have a combined college/D.O. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/D.O. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/D.O. program: N/A

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)
Basic Requirements: Undergraduate degree including 8 hours Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry, 6 hours Physics, English, and additional Science with minimum GPA of 2. 75 and a recent MCAT score no earlier than April 2004. Preference is given to candidates who fulfill our mission (Appalachian, rural, minority, mission-minded) with scores near our average (GPA-3. 5, MCAT-24).

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