Pre-Osteopathy Requirements | Troy University

Pre-Osteopathy Requirements

Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Program

Minimal Requirements for Entrance

  • General Biology or Zoology (8 hours)
  • General Chemistry 1142, 1143 with lab (8 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry 3342, 3343 with lab (8 hours)
  • General Physics 2252, 2253 with lab (8 hours)
  • Mathematics* (6 hours) *Calculus is highly recommended.
  • English (composition and literature) (6 hours)

Osteopathic Medical Schools in Alabama

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine- Auburn campus (VCOM-Auburn)

910 South Donahue Drive, Auburn, AL 36832


Degree award: DO

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine - Dothan, Alabama

445 Health Sciences Boulevard
Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: (334) 699-2266

Degree award: DO

Education Required

Four years -bachelor's degree, 4 years medical school, 3 -6 years graduate medical education (residency training).

Degree / Major

Any major is acceptable as long as you meet the minimal entrance requirements listed above.

Minimal Requirements:

Biological Sciences: 4 credit hours
Physics: 6 credit hours
General and Inorganic Chemistry: 6 credit hours
Organic Chemistry (biochemistry may also be counted): 6 credit hours
English and Composition: 6 credit hours
A minimum of 6 additional biomedical science credit hours at the 200 level or above, which prepare the applicant for medical school.  These include: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, virology, or genetics.

Applicants must have completed 90 hours or three-fourths of the required credits for a baccalaureate degree and have completed the required courses listed below from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body.

The following courses are strongly recommended for students to enter and survive medical school:

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology

Admission Test

MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
American College Testing Program
P.O. Box 414
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 337-1276

Application Services

AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service)
Suite 405
Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-0990

Resource Materials

Strategy for Success
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
P.O. Box 5017-A
Champaign, IL 61825-5017
(217) 333-0090
(217) 333-0122

Medical School Admission Requirements, U.S. and Canada
American Association of Medical Colleges
Membership and Publication Orders
2450 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037-1129
(202) 828-0416
(202) 828-1123

A Complete Preparation for the MCAT
James L. Betz Publishing Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 34361
Bethesda, MD 20827
(301) 340-0030

Questions or comments? Contact the TROY Office of the Pre-Professional Studies.