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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

400 N. Lee Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
(800) 356-7836

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

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 02/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2005
Application fee: $155
Director of admissions: Donna Varney
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/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics

Is a personal interview required for admission? No
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? N/A

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

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 14 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $1,000
     -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: June 1
     -EDP application period ends: November 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: December 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 2,321 668 592 196
In-state: 151 103 84 61
Out-of-state: 2,170 565 508 135
Women: 1,138 324 252 100
Minorities: 762 139 132 39
International: 0 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 25.5%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.47

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 7.6
Verbal reasoning: 7.8
Physical sciences: 7.1
Biological: 7.9
Writing: N

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 49%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 8%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 10%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 6%
Mixed disciplines and other: 27%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 49%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 8%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 10%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 6%
Mixed disciplines and other: 27%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: N/A

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)
Students are the key to WVSOM's commitment to improving health care. The Admissions Committee strives to fill each class with students motivated toward primary care in rural communities; seeking students who share the school's commitment to rural health care, as well as aptitude, maturity, ability to relate to people, motivation for osteopathic medicine, personal conduct, and scholarship.

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