Thank you for applying to UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, (UMDNJ-SOM) for the 2010 - 2011 application cycles. To correctly complete the application process, please review the following instructions:
To apply to (UMDNJ-SOM), you must complete and submit a primary application located on the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service, (AACOMAS) website at www.aacom.org.
The deadline for submission of your primary AACOMAS application is February 1, 2011.
As part of the application process, all applicants are required to complete a secondary application (PDF format). A non-refundable application fee of $90.00 is required.(Please make check/money order payable to UMDNJ-SOM). Please return your secondary application to:
Office of Admissions
UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine
One Medical Center Drive, Academic Center
Stratford, NJ 08084
Letters of recommendation are required as part of the admissions process. Our admissions committee will accept letters of recommendation from a pre-medical committee or two science faculty members. (It is not required that applicants submit a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician, however it is strongly recommended).
We will accept letters of recommendation by mail, Virtual Eval, and Interfolio.
UMDNJ-SOM does not have an Early Decision Program, (EDP), however all applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Note: Your application is complete after the required documents (primary AACOMAS application, UMDNJ-SOM secondary application and letters of recommendation from either a pre-medical committee or two science faculty members) have been received by the admissions office.
Please feel free to contact the admissions office at anytime during the application process should you have any questions. You may contact the admissions office at (856) 566-7050, or by sending an email to: email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in UMDNJ-SOM and the osteopathic medical profession.
Please type or print all information and responses clearly. Attach separate sheets where necessary. NAME:AACOMAS ID#: MAILING ADDRESS:
PRIMARY PHONE :( ) MOBILE PHONE: ( ) E-MAIL ADDRESS: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from the Pre-Medical Committee directly to the Admissions Office. In the event, that such a Pre-Medical Committee does not exist or is unfamiliar with the applicant, the applicant is required to submit to the Admissions Office a minimum of two (2) letters from Science Faculty members who can attest to their current academic ability and personal qualities.
*Your application will not be considered complete until the Supplemental Application and required Pre-Medical Committee or Science Faculty letters are received.
Please check the method by which the Admissions Office will receive your letters of recommendation:
Please identify your area of professional interest(s) below (i.e. Family Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, etc.)
Have you previously applied to UMDNJ-SOM? Yes No
If yes, please indicate the year you applied: Have you previously attended medical school? Yes No
If yes, please indicate the name of the medical school and the date(s) attended:
Applicant Essay: Please complete your essay and include your responses to the following questions: (Please use font size 12 and limit your essay to one page. You may attach your essay to the application if additional space is needed.)
Explain the process by which you decided that osteopathic medicine was right for you?
How does the osteopathic profession fit into your professional goals and values?
Please read the following statement and write your signature below: “I understand that, as a condition of admission, I may be required to authorize UMDNJ to obtain criminal background check(s). I may also be required to obtain a background check myself or authorize clinical training facilities to conduct the check, and to permit the results to be provided by the reporting agency to UMDNJ and/or to clinical facilities. If I am offered admission, the offer will not be considered final and I will not be permitted to enroll until completion of my background check, with results deemed favorable by UMDNJ. If the results of the background check(s) are not deemed favorable by UMDNJ or the by the clinical facilities, or if information received indicates that I have provided false or misleading statements, have omitted required information, or in any way am unable to meet the requirements for completion of the program, the admissions may be denied or rescinded, or I may be disciplined or dismissed.:
I CERTIFY that all the statement made in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. I consent to the full release of all information concerning my capacity and fitness for educational program by employers, educational institutions and other agencies.
Application Fee I have enclosed the $90.00 Non-Refundable Supplemental Application Fee by:
Check or money order, payable to UMDNJ – School of Osteopathic Medicine
Card Number Exp. Date
Three (3) Digit Code (For credit card payments, please include the 3-digit security code located on the back of your credit card)
Name: Print Your Name as it appears on the Credit Card: Address of Cardholder: Primary Telephone Number: Signature: Please return this application with your $90.00 application fee to: Admissions Office
UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine
One Medical Center Drive, Academic Center, Suite 210
Stratford, New Jersey 08084 -1501
Phone: (856) 566-7050, Fax: (856) 566-6895 Applications will not be processed unless the required $90.00 Supplemental Application fee is enclosed.