Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Statistics and Rankings

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

TUCOM-CA has no mandate to enroll particular percentages of in-State residents. Complete the primary application with AACOMAS. TUCOM’s code number is 618. Qualified candidates will be instructed to complete the secondary application process. TUCOM requires letters of recommendation from a pre-professional advisory committee or two letters from science faculty and a physician letter.

Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Donald Haight
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted N/A
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 1 (Begins)
June 30 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

In-state applicants N/A
Out-of-state applicants N/A
Women applicants N/A
Minority applicants N/A
International applicants N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.45
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 9.6 MCAT composite score
11.0 biological
9.0 physical sciences
8.8 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry behavioral science

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered D.O./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? N/A
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? N/A

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 72
Part-time faculty 18
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 31
Part-time faculty in basic sciences N/A
Full-time faculty in clinical program 41
Part-time faculty in clinical program 18

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals N/A
Principal investigators (PIs) N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals N/A

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
TUCOM-CA students take courses in all subject areas one would expect any physician to master Our goal is to prepare students for the realities of medicine as it presently exists, as well as how it is likely to be in the future. Practice in problem-solving is part of the daily classroom clinical experience as we strive to deliver a curriculum consistent with emerging directions of healthcare.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 1.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 56.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.45
MCAT composite score 9.6
Acceptance rate 6.0% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 546

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 546
In-state students 72.0%
Minority students N/A
Underrepresented minority students N/A
International students N/A
Non-traditional students 41.0%

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 546
In-state students 72.0%
Minority students N/A
Underrepresented minority students N/A
International students N/A
Non-traditional students 41.0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
emergency medicine obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine – sports medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery – general
neurology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 56.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 41.0%

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