Application Process

AACOMAS Application. KYCOM participates with other colleges of osteopathic medicine in the centralized application services offered by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). Prospective students must initiate their application to KYCOM by submitting a Primary Application through AACOMAS, which may be obtained by contacting:

Prospective students who have their applications sent to KYCOM for consideration and meet the minimum requirements for admission will be emailed, by the KYCOM Admissions Office, instructions on how to access an online KYCOM Secondary or Supplemental Application. Please note that all application materials received become the property of KYCOM and are not returned to any applicants regardless of determination.

Applicants to KYCOM should submit their completed applications no later than March 1 for review. However, applicants are urged to submit their completed application dossiers to KYCOM as early as possible, since KYCOM admits students on a continuous or rolling basis. Applications may be reviewed as early as the summer months. Interviews generally begin in October and run through April or until the entering class is filled.

KYCOM will review applicant files only after all of the following materials have been received.

  1. A completed AACOMAS application and a completed KYCOM supplemental application, including official MCAT Scores;
  2. A nonrefundable supplemental application fee of $75 that is payable to KYCOM; and
  3. Letters of Recommendation
                  a. Requirement: A letter from a physician (preferably a D.O. who is a member of the AOA)
                  b. Requirement: At least one of the following options:
                               i. Letter from pre-med committee.
                               ii. Letter from a pre-med advisor and a letter from a science faculty member who is familiar with applicant's                                        academic work.
                               iii. Letters from two different science faculty who are familiar with the applicant's academic work.
  4. Recommendations must be written within the two years prior to making application. For example, if applying October 2015 through May 2016, letters should be dated no earlier than June 2013.
  5. All applicants and students are required to meet KYCOM Technical Standards. The Secondary Application requires all applicants to read KYCOM's statement of Technical Standards and to affirm that he or she meets these standards.
  6. In addition, all applicants to KYCOM must affirm that, if accepted, they will meet all immunization requirements prior to enrollment.

The minimum academic requirements for admission to KYCOM are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Students must take the exam and have the official scores sent to KYCOM. MCAT test scores are valid for three years from the original test date.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the following college courses, including laboratory work:
    • English Composition and Literature  6 Semester Hours
    • General Chemistry  8 Semester Hours
    • Organic Chemistry  8 Semester Hours (4 hours of which can be Biochemistry)
    • Physics  8 Semester Hours
    • Biological Sciences  12 Semester Hours

These basic requirements must be passed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university.

Integrity. Prospective students seeking admission to KYCOM are expected to demonstrate integrity and professionalism throughout the application and matriculation process. Any intentional misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of all requested application and matriculation information is reason for rejection or dismissal. KYCOM reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant for any reason it deems sufficient. Further, matriculation will be denied to applicants who have failed to maintain a good record of scholastic performance and personal conduct between the time of their acceptance and their matriculation at KYCOM.

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