MSBS Student Policies Regarding Application and Admission to RVUCOM*
*Applicable to the 2017-2018 academic year and subject to change for subsequent matriculating years.
College of Osteopathic Medicine
MSBS students interested in applying to RVUCOM (Colorado or Utah location) will be evaluated by the MSBS faculty at the conclusion of each semester. A recommendation to the COM Admissions Committee will be made regarding the student’s academic aptitude for success in the COM and suitability to advance the mission and vision of RVUCOM. MSBS students recommended by the faculty of the MSBS Program will be evaluated by the RVUCOM Admissions Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Dean who will make the final decision regarding acceptance.
Matriculation to the COM is contingent upon successful completion of the MSBS Program and all graduation requirements. RVU does not guarantee acceptance into any of its programs and will consider as many or as few MSBS students for admission as it deems appropriate.
Students recommended to the COM by the MSBS Program faculty will be required to submit an AACOMAS application as soon as fall grades are posted. Candidates interested in RVUCOM’s program should start their AACOMAS application as soon as possible and submit as soon as the fall grades are posted. The MSBS Program Director (or designee) will write a summative letter representing the collective recommendation of the MSBS Program faculty. Recommended students will not be required to submit a supplemental application or interview for the RVUCOM. RVUCOM minimum requirements regarding MCAT score and total GPA prior to matriculation into the MSBS Program will be waived. Students considering programs outside RVU are encouraged to become familiar with the admissions standards of those programs to ensure requirements are met. Students interested in applying to the RVUCOM (Colorado or Utah location or both) will be given the opportunity to designate their preferences via the AACOMAS application.
Physician Assistant Program
The RVU Physician Assistant Program has applied for accreditation with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). At this time, the RVU PA program has chosen not to pursue approval with ARC-PA for advanced placement or special admissions practices for any individuals or groups. Please see the PA program webpage for admissions information and requirements.