American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
AACOMAS is a centralized application service for applying to Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine similar to the service AMCAS provides for allopathic medical schools. The application service allows students to submit one application that is verified and then submitted to the medical schools the applicant designates.
How much does it cost to submit an AACOMAS application?
You only need to complete one application; AACOMAS will send it to the medical schools that you have designated. The application fee with AACOMAS is based on a graduated scale and the total cost depends on the number of schools you are applying to. The cost for an AACOMAS application is $195 for the first program you apply to. Any additional programs you choose to apply to will cost $40 per designation, even if you submit those programs later in the application cycle.
How many individual Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) are there?
Currently there are 20 colleges and 3 of those have a branch campus in another state for a total of 23 sites.
Where are the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine located?
A full list of names, abbreviations and locations of Osteopathic Medical Schools can be found here on the AACOM website.
The online application and instructions can be accessed through the AACOM web site,www.aacom.org .
In the same way that AMCAS functions, students can make one initial application for a variety of osteopathic medical schools.
For more information about Osteopathic Medicine:
American Osteopathic Association
142 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611