The goal of the Pre-Osteopathic Program at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is to promote osteopathic medicine, increase the number of excellent applicants, support aspiring osteopathic physicians at all levels of education, and continue the proud legacy of osteopathic medicine. Students that successfully complete all program requirements will receive a guaranteed acceptance to WVSOM.
This program will ensure that students will have the opportunity to network with medical students, medical professionals, provide/assist with shadowing opportunities, while at the same time improving their knowledge of osteopathic medicine.
The Pre-Osteopathic program is a partnership established between WVSOM and affiliate undergraduate institutions. The program is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in osteopathic medicine and plan to enter osteopathic medical school.
Qualified students may apply online. Applications are due by June 30th of each year. Interviews will occur by the end of July. Students are expected to demonstrate empathy, compassion, maturity and a commitment to life-long learning.
WVSOM has excellent medical teaching facilities. The classrooms are state-of–the art and the school's Clinical Evaluation Center has more than 25 human-patient simulators. Moreover, WVSOM is located in one of the most beautiful regions of West Virginia. Located in southern West Virginia, we are close to some of the best white water rafting, skiing, spelunking, biking, hiking, camping, and rock climbing in the state of West Virginia. So why not?