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3 Steps for Prospective Candidates: OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program

Program, Eligibility & Applying

Step 1

About Program & Benefits
Learn about program and advantages.
  • Overview: How Program Works
    The OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program allows OSU-Stillwater students a clear path to earn a medical school interview opportunity with the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) admissions committee.

     

    To be eligible to apply for the OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program option:
    • Meet all OSU-Stillwater Guaranteed Interview Program specified eligibility requirements and qualifications listed below.
    • OSU-Stillwater students who fully qualify apply during their final year at OSU or within six months following graduation window.
    • Applicants may only qualify for the OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program for one application cycle.
  • Benefits of Program
    • Medical schools across the country, including OSU-COM receive thousands of medical school applications every year and only invite a few hundred, highly qualified candidates to interview.
    • This program provides OSU-Stillwater undergraduate students with a clear path to earn a guaranteed interview with the OSU-College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions committee.    

Step 2

Eligibility & Qualifications
Ensure you pre-qualify and stay on track before applying.
  • Who Should Apply?
    OSU-Stillwater undergraduate students who have decided to become a physician and are interested to practice as an Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Additionally, you must be a:
    • Permanent resident of the United States.
    • Academically high-achieving, full-time OSU-Stillwater student.
    • Applicant with a strong dedication towards the medical profession and in health-related setting(s) experiences. 
    • Note: The OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program opportunity is open to all OSU-Stillwater undergraduate majors.
  • Program Pre-Qualifications
    • Full-time student (12 semester credit hours fall/spring) at OSU-Stillwater.
    • 3.5 or better overall grade point average (GPA).
    • Score a minimum of 502 or better on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
    • Minimum of 500 hours in a health-related setting(s) at the time of OSU-COM AACOMAS application. 
    • First-time applicant to apply to the OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program.
  • What is Considered "Health-Related" Experiences?
    • Both paid and unpaid work/public service in a health or health-related field where you are not directly responsible for a patient’s care but may still have patient interaction.
    • For example: filling prescriptions, performing clerical work, delivering patient food, cleaning patients and/or their rooms, administering food or medication, taking vitals or other record keeping information, working as a scribe, CNA, medical assistant, dental assistant, patient care tech, phlebotomist, pharmacy technician, EMT, etc. 
    • Shadowing, clinical research and/or any direct observation or participation in patient care in a clinic, hospital or with a physician or dentist is considered acceptable. However, we prefer a demonstration of direct, hands-on patient care experience in your candidacy.  
    • Virtual shadowing is also considered acceptable.
  • Program Courses Pre-Eligibility
    • Complete your bachelor's degree before matriculation (entry) to OSU-College of Osteopathic Medicine.
    • Complete all OSU-COM admission prerequisite course requirements prior to medical school matriculation (entry). 
    • Note: This includes specific OSU-COM admissions specific prerequisite courses:
      • English, 2 semesters - ENGL 1113 & ENGL 1213
      • Biology, 2 semesters (including laboratory) – BIOL 1114 & BIOL 1604
      • General Chemistry, 2 semesters – CHEM 1314 & CHEM 1515
      • Physics, 2 semesters – PHYS 1114 and PHYS 1214
      • Organic Chemistry, 2 semesters – CHEM 3053, CHEM 3153 and CHEM 3112
      • At least one upper-division (3000-4000) level science course, including but not limited to:
        • Human Anatomy or Comparative Anatomy;
        • Biochemistry;
        • Microbiology;
        • Molecular Biology;
        • Histology;
        • Cellular Biology;
        • Embryology; or
        • Physiology

Step 3

Final Steps: Preparing to Apply
Determine application timing and materials required.
  • When Do I Officially Apply?
    OSU-Stillwater candidates who are pre-eligible and pre-qualified should apply for the OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program during:
    • Their final year of undergraduate studies or within six months following graduation.
    • Please plan accordingly for your appropriate, eligible OSU-COM admissions application cycle.
    • Note: Applicants can only apply once for the OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program. No exceptions.

     

    If you need to clarify your OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program pre-qualifications or pre-eligibility before you apply, please: 

     

    • Anticipate attending the free OSU-Stillwater PAC Workshop (mid-fall semester) to begin your official OSU-Stillwater PAC application. The OSU-Stillwater PAC application and interview process (preferred) can provide you one letter of recommendation for OSU-COM.
    • Anticipate starting your official OSU-COM application (opens every May) via AACOMAS.
    • Anticipate indicating your OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program candidacy on your official OSU-COM secondary/supplemental application after your AACOMAS application. Complete before the OSU-COM deadline.
    • Anticipate completing the CASPer situational judgement test required by OSU-COM admissions. Applicants are required to complete the CASPer test before OSU-COM will render an admissions decision.
    • Full professional school interview resources for OSU students, including CASPer resources available.
  • Official Application Materials Required
    The following items entail all official application materials required by the listed deadlines for full OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program Admissions Consideration:
    • Minimum of 500 hours in a health-related setting at the time of application - Due by OSU-COM AACOMAS Application.
    • Score a minimum of 502 on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) - Due by OSU-COM AACOMAS Application.
    • OSU-COM AACOMAS Application - Due February 28th of your eligible application cycle.
    • OSU-COM supplemental/secondary application - Due March 30th of your eligible application cycle.
    • *One letter of recommendation from OSU PAC committee - Due March 30th of your eligible application cycle.
    *Note: One letter from OSU-Stillwater PAC Committee preferred. If an eligible student candidate misses the timeline/deadline for the OSU-Stillwater PAC Committee process, a substitution of two letters from OSU faculty would be accepted. 
  • OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Application & Interview: What To Expect
    Upon successful completion and submission of all required items before the required OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program deadlines:
    • Anticipate indicating your OSU-COM Guaranteed Interview Program candidacy on your official OSU-COM secondary application.
    • Anticipate completing the CASPer situational judgment test required by OSU-COM Admissions. OSU-COM Admissions requires this before they will render an admissions decision.
    • Qualified applicants will be guaranteed an interview with OSU-COM admissions.
  • Final Decisions: What To Expect
    •  All applicants will either be accepted for medical school admission or will advised to re-apply for admission during the following application cycle or when you feel more holistically prepared in a future cycle.

 

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