The affiliation agreement with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (ROWAN-SOM) provides acceptance of highly qualified Monmouth University sophomores majoring in a pre-medical discipline (such as biology or chemistry) by ROWAN-SOM to pursue a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.
Located on a modern campus minutes from the center of Philadelphia and just one hour from famous Jersey Shore, ROWAN-SOM offers an accredited four-year program leading to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. It is consistently a leader among the osteopathic medical schools in academics, research, funding, and student diversity. The school's osteopathic graduate medical education program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country.
For more information about the school and the program, please visit http://www.rowan.edu/som/.
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to providing excellence in medical education, research, and health care for New Jersey and the nation. An emphasis on primary health care and community health services reflects the school's osteopathic philosophy, with specialty care and centers of excellence demonstrating its commitment to innovation and quality in all endeavors. The school seeks to develop clinically competent physicians from diverse backgrounds who are prepared to become leaders in their communities.
The ROWAN-SOM program should be considered only by those who are serious about a career in medicine. Candidates undergo a rigorous selection process after their sophomore year. This program is open only to candidates who are United States citizens or permanent residents.
To be considered for the program, applicants must submit scores of all components of the SAT or ACT, and Monmouth University grade point average of at least 3.5. While a student's academic profile is important, it is not the only factor on the selection process. Extracurricular and community service activities, leadership roles, and exposure to the medical profession are considered. The selection process will include interviews by the Monmouth University Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee (PPHAC), followed by interviews at ROWAN-SOM if recommended by the PPHAC.
Students interested in applying for the ROWAN-SOM program must complete an application form available from the PPHAC. Applications must be received in the PPHAC office by April 1.
It is expected that the students selected in the ROWAN-SOM program will fulfill their commitment to the complete their bachelor's degree at Monmouth University and D.O. degree at ROWAN-SOM if requirements listed below are satisfied while at Monmouth University.
Grade Point Average:
MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) Requirements:
For more information, contact the Office of the PPHAC and request an application form for the ROWAN-SOM program. The office, located in Howard Hall, Room 312, may be reached at 732-571-3687 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.