Admission to ACOM is competitive and selective. All AACOMAS applications are screened within two weeks of receipt. Qualified candidates are then invited to submit a secondary application. Any undergraduate major is acceptable as long as prerequisites are passed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university.
Completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to evaluate a candidate's academic ability, knowledge of and commitment to the tenets of osteopathic medicine, experience in health care and human services, community service, professionalism, communication skills and personal integrity. Competitive applicants are scheduled for an on-campus interview.
ACOM uses a rolling admissions process in which applications are reviewed and Admissions Committee decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. Candidates who submit an application early and return all required documents promptly will be at an advantage in the admissions process.
In addition to the personal interview, the Admissions Committee considers each applicant's academic and service history, along with MCAT scores and letters of recommendation. Usually within 7-10 days of the interview, the recommendation of the Admissions Committee is reviewed and acted upon by the Dean in writing to the candidate.
The Alabama College of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, or disability in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.