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Competitive. Nurturing. Innovative.

Join the RowanSOM Family

Just as D.O.'s treat the whole patient - mind, body, and spirit - the admissions process for Rowan University's School of Osteopathic Medicine considers the whole applicant. Our students thrive in a supportive, small community, learning a hands-on approach to medical care that is changing the national narrative on the health care crisis. Find out how to become part of the RowanSOM family.

Our Application Process
Admissions Dates To Remember

July 17

Join us for a Campus Tour!

July 18

Meet us at the NIH recruiting event in Bethesda, MD.

August 1

Get to know us at the AACOMAS Virtual Fair.

Our Preferred Academic Profile

We take into account a number of qualities when considering applicants for admission, including passionate personal essays, strong letters of recommendation and diversity of coursework and experience. However, there are a few academic indicators we hope to see from our candidates. If you meet the following required and preferred academic marks, you'd be a strong candidate for acceptance and we highly encourage you to apply to RowanSOM!

required mcat 500 or better - preferred cumulative gpa 3.65 or better - preferred science gpa 3.30 or better

RowanSOM By The Numbers

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is consistently ranked one of the top osteopathic schools in the United States. Below are some of our 2017 statistics to help you determine if RowanSOM is right for you.

5003 applicants - 186 admitted - 53 percent male - 47 percent female - 53 percent minority - 19 percent underrepresented minority


Scores That Matter

Our students thrive with a strong support system and camaraderie that helps them become the best doctors they can be. The average COMLEX scores and Match results of our students set them up for success beyond medical school.

COMLEX Pass Rates

RowanSOM students consistently score at or above the national average. Our 2016/17 COMLEX pass rates:
  • 95% - COMLEX I
  • 94% - COMLEX II
  • 95% - COMLEX III

100% Match!

We boast a 100% GME placement rate among our graduates. Our top three specialties:
  • Internal Medicine - 22.5%
  • Family Medicine - 20.7%
  • Pediatrics - 9.9%