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School:Liberty University
Field of Study:Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
Description:There are two types of complete physicians in the United States: Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and Doctors of Medicine (MD). DOs are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients. At Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), student-doctors will be trained using the most advanced medical technology available, incorporating the latest in scientific knowledge and techniques while being taught through with a philosophy that places the patient, rather than the disease, at the center of the approach to care. At the core of their education, student-doctors will be taught to incorporate biomedical science, the principles of medicine, surgery, obstetrics, psychology, and public health, with a special emphasis on wellness, preventative medicine, and the musculoskeletal system.

Student-Doctors who fulfill the requirements of the four-year curriculum and graduate from LUCOM as a DO will join one of the only two groups of physicians with unlimited licenses to practice medicine in all 50 states.
URL:Osteopathic Medicine at Liberty University
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    While most students who matriculate into LUCOM will have a bachelor’s degree or higher, at a minimum, each applicant who matriculates must have completed no less than 75% of the credits needed for a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Students must have obtained not less than a 3.0 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in sciences to be considered for admission. LUCOM has a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and a preferred science GPA of 3.4 or higher, which reflect greater probability for success with the curriculum and the successful completion of the national board of examinations.

    Test Scores:
    • Medical College Admission Test [min. 501]

    Applicants must have a cumulative score of at least 501 on the MCAT and have no score less than 123 to be considered for admissions. In very rare and extreme circumstances, the dean may make an exception. LUCOM has a preferred MCAT standard of 504 or greater with no individual score of less than 125. MCAT scores less than three years old may be submitted for consideration. An average of the highest scores on multiple MCAT examinations is not applicable for admissions consideration.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Interview required.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 17, 2019

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