Your success is our top priority.
At Noorda-COM, everything we do is centered on your academic success. From our tech-forward curriculum and state-of-the-art simulation experiences to our highly credentialed faculty and close engagement with the community, you will find a medical school experience unlike any other here at Noorda-COM.
The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking applicants from across the country with diverse academic, experiential, and demographic backgrounds. Our admissions team completes holistic reviews of all applicant materials.
A baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
The preferred minimum academic requirements for admission to Noorda-COM are the following:
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
Total score of 500 or higher is preferred.
MCAT scores are required and will not be waived. Applications will not be reviewed without official MCAT scores. Applications submitted without MCAT scores will be placed on hold until official MCAT scores are received. For the 2021-22 application cycle, MCAT scores from exams taken prior to January 2018 will not be accepted. We will accept MCAT scores for exams taken through September 2021.
Minimum cumulative and science GPAs of 3.0 are preferred.
We appreciate that a student’s last 60 credit hours are a meaningful representation of their current ability and as such evaluate that as a separate metric.
The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher:
- 8 semester credits of:
- Biology/Zoology with lab1
- Inorganic Chemistry with lab
- Organic Chemistry with lab
- 4 semester credits of Biochemistry may be substituted for the second semester of Organic Chemistry
- Physics with lab
- 6 semester credits of:
- English Composition and/or Literature1
- Behavioral Sciences2
- Psychology and sociology highly recommended
The following courses are not required but are recommended as additional preparation:
- Medical Terminology
1 AP Credit acceptable
2 Please see AACOMAS Course Subjects for courses classified as behavioral sciences
3 Completion of courses in anatomy and physiology is highly preferred and will give applicants a competitive advantage. Accepted students who have not completed these courses at enrollment will need to complete additional content prior to matriculation.
While online prerequisite coursework is accepted, in-person coursework and labs are highly preferred. Independent study coursework is not accepted for required prerequisite courses. Prerequisite coursework completed at a community college is acceptable.
Any request for substitutions or waiver of any admission requirements must be submitted in writing to the Director of Admissions. To be considered, requests must include a completed Admissions Requirement Substitution/Waiver request Form and supporting documentation. For more details on substitutions or waiver of admission requirements please see page 3 of our full policy here.
Non-academic achievements also are considered, as well as a candidate’s ability and desire to fulfill the mission of the College. The Admissions Committee looks for the following non-academic achievements:
- Leadership roles in organizations
- Involvement in community organizations/projects
- Involvement in research activities
- Commitment to an organization(s) for more than two (2) years
- Participation in a domestic/international mission trip
- Work experience in the medical field (e.g., EMT, Nurse, etc.)
- Medical field volunteer experiences
- Shadowing of a physician, osteopathic or allopathic (osteopathic preferred)
We encourage qualified students interested in osteopathic medicine to apply, regardless of their current/permanent state of residence. We are looking to recruit individuals from across the country to build a diverse class to help us meet our mission of serving those living in the Intermountain West.
At this time, we are not accepting applications from international or DACA students. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.