Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM)

Address

Alabama College of / Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM / 445 Health Sciences Blvd. / Dothan, AL 36303

Phone

Toll Free: (855) 364-ACOM (2266) / Phone: (334) 699-2266 / Fax: (334) 699-2268

Email

admissions@acomedu.org

Overview

School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
DO
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2010
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.4
Median MCAT
501
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
DO letter Recommended
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$50
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

The mission of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM is to provide quality, learner-centered osteopathic education, research, and service, while promoting graduate medical education, with an emphasis on patient-centered, team-based primary care to serve the medically underserved areas of Alabama, the Tri-State area, and the nation.



Essay Topics (2019-2020)

What personal qualities do you possess that will make you a successful osteopathic physician? /500 words

What life experiences and people have inspired you to become an osteopathic physician? /500 words

Essay Topics (2018-2019)

STEP 1. ESSAY QUESTIONS: Before starting your supplemental application, you should respond to the following questions in essay style. Your response should be no longer than one page for each question. Save both essays as a single PDF file with your name and AACOMAS ID typed at the top of all pages. You will be prompted to upload this file as part of the Supplemental Application process so the file should be ready to prevent the session from timing out on you.

a. What personal qualities do you possess that will make you a successful osteopathic physician?

b. What life experiences and people have inspired you to become an osteopathic physician?

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

STEP 1. ESSAY QUESTIONS: Before starting your supplemental application, you should respond to the following questions in essay style. Your response should be no longer than one page for each question. Save both essays as a single PDF file with your name and AACOMAS ID typed at the top of all pages. You will be prompted to upload this file as part of the Supplemental Application process so the file should be ready to prevent the session from timing out on you.

a. What personal qualities do you possess that will make you a successful osteopathic physician?

b. What life experiences and people have inspired you to become an osteopathic physician?

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

STEP 1. ESSAY QUESTIONS: Before starting your supplemental application, you should respond to the following questions in essay style. Your response should be no longer than one page for each question. Save both essays as a single PDF file with your name and AACOMAS ID typed at the top of all pages. You will be prompted to upload this file as part of the Supplemental Application process so the file should be ready to prevent the session from timing out on you.

a. What personal qualities do you possess that will make you a successful osteopathic physician?

b. What life experiences and people have inspired you to become an osteopathic physician?

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