Midwestern Universiry Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine DO Program

Lake Forest College is affiliated with the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine program

Beginning with the class matriculating in fall 2023, the Osteopathic Medicine Program at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine agrees to guarantee interviews and reserve ten (10) interviews, in total, for qualified LFC applicants per admission year. 

  1. Guaranteed Interviews and Basic Eligibility:  Eligible Students must apply as traditional applicants to the CCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program. In addition to the mandatory minimum qualifications listed below, students must be completing a program at, or have graduated from, LFC.
  2. Mandatory Minimum Qualifications for Interview: To qualify for the interview, a Student must at a minimum satisfy all the requirements below:
    • Meet all admission requirements set by the CCOM Program.
    • Apply for admission to the CCOM Program via the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (“AACOMAS”) (https://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/apply-to-medical-school/application-instructions) by the summer before the Student’s last academic year of the baccalaureate degree program at LFC, or not later than one year after the Student’s graduation from LFC.
    • Have a science GPA of 3.4 or higher at the time of application.
    • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application.
    • Have no failed courses reflected on the Student’s collective undergraduate transcript(s).
    • Have no final course grade less than a “C” (or a “C” equivalent) in the Student’s respective baccalaureate degree program.
    • Have completed the Medical College Admission Test (“MCAT”) within the last 24 months prior to application, with an MCAT score of at least 500.
    • Exhibit qualities of character embraced by, and not otherwise contrary to, the profession of osteopathic medicine.
    • Meet the minimum course requirements in science and English Composition: https://www.midwestern.edu/downers-grove-il-campus-catalog/chicago-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/admissions/admissions-course-requirements.
    • Submit a recommendation from the LFC’s Pre-Health Advisory Committee (or its equivalent) to the Dean of the CCOM Program.
    • Attest to have the ability to meet the CCOM Program’s technical requirements.
    • Have successfully completed the LFC’s Health Professions Program prior to matriculation with the CCOM Program.
    • Demonstrate familiarity with the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.
    • Meet all other enrollment requirements if accepted to the CCOM Program as may be required by the CCOM Program, including but not limited to successfully completing a criminal background check with fingerprinting, satisfying clearance for substance abuse; and resolving any issues that preclude satisfaction of the CCOM Program’s technical standards.
  3. Patient Contact Experience: The CCOM Program highly recommends that a Student have experience in direct patient care by and through “shadowing” an osteopathic physician.

Course Requirements

  • BIOL 120: Organismal Biology with Lab
  • CHEM 115 and 116: Chemistry I & II with Lab
  • BIOL 221: Molecules, Genes, and Cells with Lab
  • CHEM 220 and 221: Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab
  • CHEM 300: Biochemistry with Lab
  • PHYS 110 and 111: Introductory Physics I & II with Lab
  • PSYC 110: Intro to Psychological Science
  • SOAN 110: Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology (take in first two years, or take a different SOAN course later)
  • MATH 150: Introduction to Probability & Statistics (large percentage of schools) or ECON/BUSN130: Applied Statistics or PSYC 221: Research Methods & Statistics
  • MATH 110: Calculus (small percentage of schools)
  • Two English courses (SHIP courses with writing tags can substitute)
    Recommended courses include: Spanish or another language

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