Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP) Application

The University of Pikeville, in conjunction with the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, presents a cooperative eight-year program (4+4) leading to a bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) and the degree Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.).
Applications will be open to qualified high school seniors. Selected students who participate in the program, maintain the required undergraduate GPA, achieve the required score on the MCAT, and exhibit appropriate ethical conduct are guaranteed admission to the medical school upon completion of their bachelor’s degree and pre-med requirements.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2019.

Application Procedure/Checklist
Submit attached University of Pikeville Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP) application for admission to the University of Pikeville Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- Provide an official transcript and ACT/SAT scores.
-Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This must be completed to be considered for this award. The FAFSA opens up on October 1 and the University of Pikeville’s institutional code is 001980.
-Submit an autobiographical essay that discusses future plans and aspirations (300-400 words).
-Submit at least three letters of recommendation.
•    High school administration (principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor)
•    Science or math teacher
•    Physician (preferred) or non-family adult

OMSP applicants must:
•    Be applying as an incoming freshman (current high school senior)
•    Have a minimum 1200 on two score SAT, 1760 on three score SAT or 26 ACT
•    Be in the top 10 percent of graduating class or 3.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale
•    Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
•    Preference given to Kentucky residents

Applications must be received by March 1. Interviews will be conducted by the KYCOM Admissions Committee. Up to 10 scholars will be selected each year. After completing the bachelor’s degree program at the University of Pikeville, scholars will be automatically admitted to KYCOM if they have maintained a 3.4 cumulative and science GPA in undergraduate work, score a minimum of 498 on the MCAT, participate fully in program activities, and exhibit proper ethical qualities and conduct.

Additional notes:
•    It is envisioned that extracurricular programming will be developed specific to the OMSP, that consists of academic and professional enrichment sessions and related activities.
•     Applications will be processed by the undergraduate admissions office.
•     The Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP) will carry a scholarship.

For additional information, please contact:

UPIKE Admissions
(606) 218-5251

Ronnie Collins
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
(606) 218-5409

OMSP Online Application

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I hereby make application for admission to the University of Pikeville under the terms and conditions set forth in the current catalog. Every statement here is correct to the best of my knowledge. I realize that misrepresentation of any statement will result in reconsideration for admission to the University of Pikeville.

KYCOM must maintain curriculum requirements deemed essential to the education of an osteopathic physician. A candidate for the D.O. degree must have multiple abilities and skills, and be able to perform these standards in a reasonably independent manner. These standards include observation; communication; motor; sensory; strength and mobility; conceptual, integrative, and quantitative; and behavioral and social attributes. Each applicant must read the KYCOM technical standards to ensure s/he has the ability to succeed in a medical curriculum. The technical standards may be accessed at www.upike.edu/KYCOM/prospective/adm-requirements. I CERTIFY I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AM ABLE TO MEET, WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION.

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