JOINT BS / DO PROGRAM

 

Rutgers University-Camden 
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Seven Year BS/DO Program
 

Please Note: You must have applied to Rutgers University-Camden before completing the BS/DO Application
Visit www.admissions.rutgers.edu for information and an electronic admissions application to Rutgers University-Camden 

How it Works | Who is Qualified | Application Check List | Selection Process


How It Works

Students accepted to the program will complete a three year curriculum toward a BS degree in Biology at Rutgers University-Camden.  In the summer between sophomore and junior years at Rutgers-Camden, BS/DO students apply to the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.   If accepted to the medical school, BS/DO students will complete their third year at Rutgers University-Camden and matriculate to the medical school the following year to complete the traditional four year curriculum at Rowan University School of OsteopathicMedicine in Stratford, NJ.


Who is Qualified

  • The Program is open to high school graduates applying as first year students. This program is open to first year, first semester students only, it is not open to transfer students.
  •  SAT - 1400 (new) minimum Score Required -  ACT - 31 Minimum score.  Applicants who do not have SAT/ACT scores may still apply for consideration.
  • Applicants are also required to submit scores of the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • Students must have applied to Rutgers-Camden before submitting their application for the BS/DO Joint program.  
  • There are no restrictions on state of residency, but admission is limited to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 
  • All applicants to the Joint Program must provide proof of high school graduation. 
  • The high school grade point average, if applicable, rank-in class, along with letters of recommendation (2) from teachers/professors will be of primary importance in evaluating an applicant’s credentials. 

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Application Check List

In addition to the information provided in the University Application, candidates interested in this program will need to provide the following items directly to the BS/DO committee via the online application below:

  • Two letters of recommendation from either high school teachers or counselor. One of which must be from a science (physcial or life) teacher. Both letters should be focused on the student's interest and potential for osteopathic medical study.  While other letters from doctors or health professionals can be submitted, they will not be accepted in place of the high school teacher/counselor letters.                                                              (Note**If your teacher/counselor would like to send your letter of recommendation directly to the committee, they can email the letter to careercenter@camden.rutgers.edu)
  • Essay - no more than 500 words as to why you are interested in this program and why you would like to be a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
  • Copy of your score report for the SAT and/or ACT. (Applicants who do not have SAT/ACT scores may still apply for consideration)
  • Unoffical copy of high school transcript
  • Resume

Applicants will not be considered, until all required materials are received by the committee.

Online Application
All materials must be submitted online via the online joint Rutgers/RowanSOM BS/DO online application portal. 
The portal for 2021/2022 will open November 1, 2021.   
The deadline for the 2021/2022 cycle is January 10, 2022.  

If you have any questions email careercenter@camden.rutgers.edu

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Selection Process

  • The application is open to students until January 10, 2022, at which time the selection committee will begin to review the applications received and contact students who meet the criteria for interviews.
  • Interviews, for those selected to interview, will be scheduled for late January or February; all interviews can be schedule in-person or virtual. 
  • Select candidates who interview with our committee will be recommended to Rowan SOM for an interview with their admissions team. These interviews typically occur in mid to late March.
  • Final decisions are made and a limited number of students will be offered acceptance to the BS/DO program in late March or early April of 2022.
 

 

 

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