Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, abbreviated as VCOM by Abbreviationfinder, is one of the top-ranked U.S. medical schools located in Blacksburg, VA. Keep reading to see admissions application information including average GRE scores, admissions selection factors and dual degree programs of 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).