2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Osteopathic Medicine

Millsaps College and the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) offer qualified Millsaps student’s guaranteed admission into WCUCOM at the next registration date following their college graduation. Qualified students are granted entry into the cooperative agreement program during their freshman year of college (Fall or Spring semester). Students interested in this pathway program must contact the Millsaps College Director of Pre-Health (thawak@millsaps.edu) or the admissions office of Millsaps College. Joining into this agreement does not prevent you from applying to any other medical schools of your choosing.

In order to be considered for the program, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Admission to Millsaps College.
  2. Minimum combined SAT score of 1200 in the critical reading and math sections (not including the writing section) or an ACT score of 26 (not superscored)
  3. Presentation for an interview to be conducted jointly by representatives of Millsaps College and WCUCOM.

Following the interview, the individual will be informed by Millsaps College of his/her acceptance or failure to be accepted into the program. Entrance is on a competitive basis and limited to ten (10) students per year.

In order to secure guaranteed acceptance into WCUCOM, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher as well as a science (biology, chemistry, physics) GPA of 3.25 or higher. Academic performance will be monitored throughout enrollment at Millsaps College.
  2. The candidate must make no grade lower than C (C- is lower than C) during their Millsaps education.
  3. No more than two (2) science classes may be taken at an institution other than Millsaps.
  4. The candidate must earn a Baccalaureate degree from Millsaps College.
  5. The following courses must be completed by the end of the junior year:
    1. Three semesters of General Biology with labs (see below)
    2. Two semesters of Inorganic Chemistry with labs (see below)
    3. Two Semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs (see below)
    4. Two semesters of Physics (see below)
    5. Two semesters of Our Human Heritage (see below)
    6. One semester of Biochemistry (see below)
    7. One semester of Microbiology (see below)
    8. One semester of Psychology (see below)
    9. One semester of Sociology (see below)
    10. Two semesters of any of the following (see below):
      1. Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs
      2. Genetics
      3. Histology
      4. Comparative Animal Physiology
      5. Human and Comparative Embryology
      6. Molecular Cell Biology
      7. Immunology
      8. Introduction to Neuroscience
  6. Attain a minimum MCAT total score of 504 or higher with individual sections scores of 125 or higher.
  7. Documentation of at least 50 hours of health care experience with at least 8 hours completed with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
  8. Satisfactory interview with the Millsaps Pre-Health Committee with WCUCOM representation by the fall semester of the final year of college.
  9. Submission of a college record free of dismissals, suspensions, or probations.
  10. Submission of a complete primary application to WCUCOM through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) prior to the end of the fall semester of the final year of college.
  11. Submission of a complete secondary application to WCUCOM prior to the end of the Fall semester of the final year of college.
  12. Evidence that the candidate is able to meet the Minimal Technical Standards for Admission as set forth by WCUCOM.
  13. Submission of a criminal background check revealing no disqualifying history prior to matriculation at WCUCOM.
  14. Submission of a “negative” drug/alcohol test prior to matriculation at WCUCOM.

Three semesters of General Biology with labs

Two semesters of Inorganic Chemistry with labs

Two semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs

Two semesters of Our Human Heritage

One semester of Biochemistry

One semester of Microbiology

One semester of Psychology

One semester of Sociology