Integrated Osteopathic Medicine Honors Track
Get a step ahead in your career in medicine.
The Osteopathic Medicine Honors Track is designed for students of exceptional ability and maturity who are committed to a career in medicine while still in high school or while studying in Israel.
Acceptance into the program reserves a spot in Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM).
How to apply to the Integrated Osteopathic Medicine Honors Track:
- A completed Integrated Honors Program application
- High school average of 90% or better.
- In schools where students are ranked, top 15% of the high school class.
- SAT score 1250/1600 or 1900/2400, with a minimum of 600 in each of the three sections or ACT score of 28.
- Acceptance to a Touro undergraduate school
- Letter of recommendation by the Dean of the undergraduate division following a formal interview with the Office of the Dean.
Notification of acceptance will be provided by the undergraduate admissions department.
To retain your spot at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, accepted students must:
- Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework at a Touro College Campus (in the United States)
- Maintain a science GPA of 3.6 or higher for coursework at a Touro College Campus (in the United States)
- Successfully participate in ongoing advisement and immersion at the Undergraduate and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine campus. This advisement will include interview preparation support to facilitate successful completion of the Touro medical school admission interview, which will be scheduled at a time of the accepted student's choosing, but no later than six months before anticipated matriculation at TouroCOM.
- Engage in volunteerism in healthcare with a focus on community health. The mission of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine emphasizes a commitment to understanding healthcare disparities in our country and valuing and engaging in healthcare community services to varied and diverse cultural backgrounds, including the underserved population. A commitment to community service should be cultivated early on in a student's portfolio of interest and practice and be well documented through service activities such as, but not limited to, soup kitchens, volunteer ambulance corps, and working with houses of worship. Shadow a DO with the goal of learning about the practice of medicine and to become familiar with the distinction between the DO and MD degree.
- Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree including the following required courses, and can be found on the TouroCOM website:
- 8 credits Biology (including 2 credits of lab work)
- 8 credits Inorganic Chemistry (including 2 credits of lab work)
- 8 credits Organic Chemistry (including 2 credits of lab work, 4 credits of Biochemistry may count towards the total)
- 8 credits Physics (including 2 credits of lab work)
- 6 credits English
- 3 credits Mathematics and/or Computer Science
- 6 credits Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology)
- Take a minimum of four courses from this science elective list:
- 4 Credits Microbiology
- 4 Credits Cell Biology
- 4 Credits Biochemistry
- 4 Credits Medical Physiology
- 4 Credits Anatomy
- 4 Credits Genetics
- 4 Credits Immunology
- 8 Credits Anatomy and Physiology
- 3 or 4 credits Statistics
- MCAT score of 507 or higher (taken after a minimum of four semesters of study).
- Go through the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine's application processes.
- Identify your intended start date for the professional phase of the track. Deferment and earlier attendance requires permission of the Osteopathic Medical School Dean.
- Enter the professional phase within 48 months of matriculation at an undergraduate Touro College campus in the US. Deferment requires permission of the Osteopathic Medical School Dean.