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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

Our Holistic Approach

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. Below are the average academic marks for our current incoming class. 

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 2019 statistics to help you determine if RowanSOM is right for you.



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 2018/19 COMLEX pass rates:
  • 97% - COMLEX I
  • 94% - COMLEX II
  • 94% - COMLEX III

99% Match!

We boast a 99% GME placement rate among our graduates. Our top three specialties:
  • Internal Medicine - 22.5%
  • Family Medicine - 20.7%
  • Pediatrics - 9.9%