IIT and Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) have partnered to offer the Dual Admission – Osteopathic Medicine (B.S./D.O.) program.
With the increasingly important role of technology in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, a rigorous Undergraduate education in a technological field is ideal preparation for students interested in pursuing a career in osteopathic medicine.
The osteopathic philosophy is to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. It emphasizes the interrelationships of structure and function, and the appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) practice this distinct field. Other than MD’s, DO’s are the only type of physician in the United States who are fully trained and licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medicine.
Acceptance into the program requires a supplemental application and an interview with representatives of IIT and CCOM.
This is a 4 + 4 program (8 year total). Admission to the program is very competitive with approximately 20 finalists selected to interview and ultimately 5-10 candidates accepted into the program. In order to be a strong candidate, we recommend that you take four years of math (including calculus), four years of English, and three years of science (including chemistry and physics) in high school in addition to the minimum requirements below. This program is only open to first-year (freshman) applicants.
Materials Required (in addition to general application to IIT):
- BS/DO Supplemental Application
- Letters of Recommendation
- 1 Math/Science
- 1 Humanities/Social Science
- 1 Other (Medically Related)
Minimum Requirements to be considered for the program:
- Minimum 3.5/4.0 GPA
- Minimum 32 ACT Composite or 1450 SAT (Verbal + Math) Composite
- Be in top 10% of class
To stay in the program while at IIT:
- Maintain a 3.5 GPA
- MCAT score above the national average
Dr. Kathryn Spink
Samantha Sleva, Dual Programs Coordinator