The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine was established in 1892. It was the first school of its type, originating as the American School of Osteopathy. The school’s goal is the preparation of osteopathic physicians for primary care and specialty training.
The school is located on a 60-acre campus in northeastern Missouri and can boast about having six human patient simulators, a library and OMM lab space, along with housing the Gutensohn Clinic, the Still National Osteopathic Museum, the A.T. Still Memorial Library, the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center, and the A.T. Still Research Institute.
Students can choose between two degrees to work towards – the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or the Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.S.).
To obtain the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, the first two years are spent learning the basic sciences and clinical introductions, while the last two years are focused on clinical rotations in various regions around the country.
The Master of Biomedical Sciences is a thesis based program preparing students for professional studies in medicine, research, and education.
A bachelor’s degree and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score are required for consideration of admission into any of the programs hosted at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In addition, a background in biology or chemistry is highly recommended along with a strong desire to want to help heal people. A personal interview will also be set up and is required for admission into this school.
If you are considering applying for financial aid, please contact the school for more information. All interested students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for this aid program.
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