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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Toll Free: (800) 458-6253
Phone: (630) 515-7200 Fax: (630) 971-6086
E-mail: admissil@midwestern.edu Website:


The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the most respected medical schools in the nation and offers the continuum of medical
training, from our rigorous basic science course-work to top clinical rotation opportunities and competitive postdoctoral specialty programs. Our academic community provides a friendly, family atmosphere with modern facilities designed with students’ needs in mind.

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine educates osteopathic physicians to provide quality compassionate care; promotes the practice of osteopathic medicine, lifelong learning, research and service. CCOM Values: The Achievement of Educational Excellence Through: Leadership, Teamwork, Commitment, Integrity, Professionalism, Diversity, Osteopathic Philosophy.
Setting: Downers Grove, Illinois; Suburban, 25 miles west of Chicago
Date Founded: 1900; Private
The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) of Midwestern University (MWU) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA); MWU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Institutional Affiliation
Midwestern University

2009-2010 Enrollment

Total medical school enrollment: 722 Total male: 370
Total female: 352 First-year enrollment: 201 First-year male: 110 First-year female: 91
Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 4,137
Curricular Offerings
Rigorous basic science courses with emphasis on case discussions, clinical correlates, and problem-based learning. Early clinical exposure through simulated patients and volunteer experi-ences. Top clinical rotations at major metropoli-tan health centers throughout the Chicagoland area, Northwest Indiana, the Midwest region and across the country.
Combined Degree Programs
Baccalaureate/DO: No DO/MA: No
DO/MS: Yes
CCOM students can earn a dual degree through the College of Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences program. Entrance into the dual degree
program is competitive. www.midwestern.edu
DO/PhD: No

Additional Program(s):
Special Programs

International Medicine Programs:

Preparatory Programs

Post baccalaureate program:
Dates: 9-7-2010
Tuition: $25,602
Prerequisites/Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 2.75 minimum overall GPA are
Program Details: Midwestern University offers a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. The Biomedical Sciences program is designed as a full-time, graduate-level program that provides students with the knowledge, skills and expertise to pursue careers in a variety of biomedical profes-sions. Successful completion of the program may also enhance a student’s candidacy for admission to post baccalaureate professional schools.

Summer program(s):
•    Littlejohn Hall provides a state-of-the-art auditorium and lecture rooms as well as a comprehensive medical library with group and individual study spaces.
•    Alumni Hall features Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Laboratory classrooms and the

beautiful Hyde Atrium for student gatherings and special events.
•    Prabhu Hall houses the anatomy cadaver labo-ratory, classrooms and science labs for faculty and students.
•    Centennial Hall provides additional lecture halls and classrooms.
•    The Commons offers a large computer center, the campus dining hall, a coffee bar and stu-dent recreation/lounge areas.
•    Recreation/Wellness Hall is the newest addi-tion to the campus featuring the on-campus health/wellness center as well as a modern gymnasium, aerobic/dance room, handball/ racquetball courts, strength training room, craft room and music room.
•    Haspel/Hambrick Hall houses the Deans’ Offices, the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Financial Services and several other administrative offices.


Midwestern University provides several housing options to meet the needs of today’s medical students.
•    Redwoods Hall: A modern student residence facility features both single- and double-occupancy residence hall rooms with either private bathrooms or bathrooms shared by no more than two students; air conditioning; wiring for internet and cable TV; wall-to-wall carpeting; and built-in closets, dressers, desks and wardrobes. The Hall features a large com-muter lounge as well as the Perrin Interfaith Chapel.
•    Pines Apartments: The Pines apartments are tucked away between two groves of trees, providing both the convenience of on-campus living and the privacy of an apartment. Each of the 48 apartments offers living space of 500 square feet; Internet wiring; cable TV; kitchen-ette with stove and refrigerator; and central air conditioning and heating units.
•    Traditional Residence Halls: The Traditional Residence Halls comprise six buildings— Aspen Hall, Birch Hall, Chestnut Hall, Dogwood Hall, Elm Hall, and Forest Lodge, nestled in the wooded section of campus. These units feature single-occupancy rooms; living space of 224 square feet; a shared bath-room; Internet wiring; cable TV; wall-to-wall carpeting; beds; and built-in closets, dressers and desks.

Application Information

Primary application service: AACOMAS
Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS
Latest filing date:* 1-1-2011
*For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.
Academic year/orientation for first-year students start date: 8-8-2011
International students (non-US citizens or temporary residents) eligible: Yes Midwestern University requires that in order to conclude the matriculation process, a non-U.S. citizen/nonpermanent resident must provide documentation verifying that sufficient funds have been deposited in a U.S. bank to cover all expenses (tuition fees and living) while attend-ing the university. Additional requirements are posted at http://www.midwestern.edu/ Programs_and_Admission/IL_Osteopathic_ Medicine/AdmissionApply.html#international
Supplemental Application
Supplemental application required: Yes
Sent to: Screened Applicants Supplemental application will be emailed to all academically eligible applicants who
meet the minimum overall and science GPA
Supplemental Application Fee: $50 Fee waiver available: Yes
Waiver conditions, if offered: AACOMAS waiver Supplemental app. earliest filing date: 7-1-2010 Supplemental app. latest filing date: 3-1-2011
Supplemental Application Requirements
Minimum science and total GPA of 2.75.
Supplemental application: Two letters of recom-mendation; one must be from a physician, strongly recommend a DO, and the other must be from a premedical advisory committee or science faculty member who has taught the applicant.
Oldest MCAT considered: 1-1-2008 Accept September 2010 MCAT Scores: Yes Accept January 2011 MCAT scores: No
Send Letters of Recommendation by:
Virtual Evals: Yes Interfolio: Yes Paper: Yes

Regular Acceptance Notice
Applicants will be requested to submit necessary
matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule:
•    Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14
•    Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
•    Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days
•    Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit
•    Earliest acceptance date: 10-1-2010
•    Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled
•     Maximum time for applicant to accept offer:
CCOM follows the AACOMAS traffic guidelines.
•     Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes

Early Decision Program (EDP)

CCOM does not have EDP for notifying candi-dates on early admissions.
COM interview format
Invited candidates meet with members of a three-person interview panel selected from a volunteer group of clinicians, administrators, basic science faculty members and current students for a 30-45 minute interview. Panel members question each applicant about his/ her academic, personal and health care pre-paredness for medical school. The on-campus interview process typically begins in September and ends in April.

First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors

The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine considers for admission those students who possess the academic, professional and personal qualities necessary to become exemplary os-teopathic physicians. Accepted students must meet all of the admissions requirements as listed on our website at www.midwestern.edu. CCOM uses a rolling admissions process in which appli-cations are reviewed and interview decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. To be competitive within this process, ap-plicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle.
First-Year Class Matriculants’
Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity:
Percentages are based on self-reported data and
therefore may not equal 100%.
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0% Asian: 27%
Black or African American: 1% Hispanic/Latino: 1%
White: 65%
Pacific Islander: 0%
First-Year Class Matriculants with:
Science Majors: 70% Non-Science Majors: 30% Baccalaureate degree: 85% Graduate degree(s): 15%

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Financial Information

Tuition and Fees                                          Deposit


Course             Req.     Rec.      Lab    Sem. Hrs

Source: 2009-2010 tuition. Data subject to change.

Resident tuition:


Non-Resident tuition:


Supplemental Application fee:


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Health Insurance (can be waived):


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Estimated Room, Board, Books & Living Costs: $24,767 Average 2009 graduate indebtedness: $198,881

Applicants should submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.
Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,000
If deposit dependent on residency status:
Deposit (resident): N/A Deposit (non-resident): N/A
Deposit due: AACOMAS traffic guidelines
Additional Deposit: N/A Applied to tuition: Yes Deposit refundable: Yes
Refundable by: Partially refundable up until 30 calendar days prior to the first day of new student orientation.
Financial Aid
Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 90% Scholarships: Yes
Average scholarship/grant: $3,100





















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