Transferring Into WesternU’s College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific
You may apply for transfer into the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, if you:
- Transfers will be considered only if prior approval for application has been given by the Admissions Counselor responsible for transfer applications.
- Have completed two years at a Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation(COCA) accredited medical institution in the United States
- Your medical school curriculum is compatible with that of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
- Are in good academic standing at the school where you are currently enrolled
- Are eligible for continuation at the school where you are currently enrolled
- Meet the application requirements
- Pass COMLEX; USA Level I with a minimum score of 400 prior to official transfer into COMP.
If you are accepted as a transfer student you must:
- Complete the last 50% of instruction at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
- Complete all osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) requirements prior to graduation
Beyond their basic and clinical medical training, Osteopathic physicians (DO) receive training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). That is, in addition to their basic science and clinical training, DO’s are additionally able to use their hands to diagnose and treat injury and illness and encourage the body’s natural tendency toward good health.
OMM enables physicians to treat their patients with the appropriate combination of medical procedures, medication, AND manipulation. This form of treatment can often result in immediate relief and/or increased speed of healing. Visit the American Osteopathic Association to read how DO’s have made a significant difference in the lives of patients who thought they had run out of options.
Transfer applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Factors considered include accreditation standards for class size and availability of clinical training sites. Transfer applicants cannot be on leave of absence at the time of application.
Transfer between campuses will be considered on a case by-case-basis. Factors considered include accreditation standards for class size and availability of clinical training sites. Candidates must first contact their Office of Student Affairs prior to beginning the transfer process.