New Osteopathic Forums!

New Osteopathic Forums!

I have been working hard on creating our new forums. Come check it out and discuss everything from pre-med topics to preparing for your COMLEX and beyond! We are proud to be your place for osteopathic medical discussions.

New MCAT and GPA Scores for NYCOM and PNWU

We just added the average GPA and MCAT scores for NYCOM‘s class of 2015, and PNWU’s MCAT’s and GPA’s for the classes of 2012-2015. We also have been searching to make sure you have the most up to date information on all the schools out there. Please check out our MCAT and GPA section here on OMS.

Not a Traditional Student

Most people that go to medical school follow a similar pattern. Majority of my classmates went through their undergrad courses and mixed the pre-med courses into their majors and minors. I, however, didn’t do that.

When I started going to college I was already 21 years old. After high school I lived in Hokkaido, Japan, for two years. After that I came home and started school. I always felt that I wanted to work in the medical field, but I wasn’t sure what level I could handle. Undergrad had its ups and downs, fortunately more ups,  By the time I applied to medical school I was 27 years old and we were expecting our second child.

The nice thing about osteopathic schools is that they have a fair number of “non-traditional students.” One of the nice things about not being a typical applicant meant that I had a lot of non-traditional things to talk about during interviews. Over the next while I’ll  be touching on a few topics that have come up in my med school journey thus far. Topics ranging planned are:

  • Applications
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Shadowing
  • Interviews
  • Choosing a School
  • Paying for School
  • Grades in Undergrad
  • Grades in Medical School
  • Remembering Everything From the First Two Years
  • Preparing for the COMLEX / USMLE
These are just a few of the things that I have had the pleasure of navigating. Sometimes I’ve been more successful than others, and hopefully my experiences will give you some insight that I wished I had access to.

Time to Talk

I’ve been in medical school now for a few years. I think it’s time I share my whole story. I am gathering my thoughts now and will start to share my experiences over the next while here on the under used blog portion of my site. Med school isn’t easy and has it’s ups and downs. I hope that as I share my thoughts and feelings that they will be useful to some of you out there.

Osteopathic Principles Page

We recently added a section about osteopathic principles. It is a quick article that will help someone learning about osteopathic medicine understand the underlying principles that a DO learns and takes into account when treating a patient.

TUNCOM MCAT and GPA Averages

The newest addition to MCAT and GPA stats is another Touro school. This time we just added averages for Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM). Take a quick look at TUNCOM’s MCAT and GPA stats.

MCAT and GPA Stats for TUCOM-CA

touro-caI just added MCAT scores and average GPAs for students starting at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in  California (TUCOM-CA). On their site TUCOM provides brief class profiles for the classes of 2011 and 2012. I like when schools give a year to year update of their stats. It lets you see that schools are quickly becoming more and more competitive. Take a quick look at TUCOM’s average GPA and MCAT scores and see how you compare.


We just added the most recent MCAT scores for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine that we could find. Midwestern University is a quality school and you should take a good look at their high first attempt performance on the COMLEX when considering applying to osteopathic schools. They have a great reputation.

OU-COM MCAT Scores and GPA Statistics

ou-comOsteopathic Med Student has posted more new GPA and MCAT scores. This time the numbers are for Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. If you are interested in applying to OU-COM you should take a look at OU-COM’s MCAT and GPA stats. You should also take a look at a recent guest blog post by Diane Lui. Diane recently interviewed at OU-COM and provided us with a great review of her experience.

Western University – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific MCAT and GPA Statistics

westernuAgain OMS has been busy finding more MCAT and GPA information for another osteopathic medical school. Today’s school is the Western University – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. WesternU-COMP provides a list of the most recent matriculated classes MCAT and GPA statistics. Take a quick look and see what they had to say.