Combined BA/BS/DO Programs

Direct DO medical programs (also known as combined BA/DO or BS/DO programs) allow students to be accepted into an osteopathic medical school from high school. In other words, program students are accepted into both an undergraduate university as well as an osteopathic medical school out of high school. There are a variety of programs around the country, each with its own unique requirements, expectations, and benefits.

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Program List

In a continued effort to provide as much information to our students and readers as possible, we have compiled a rare list of combined DO programs for your reference. Please note that premium content, including detailed descriptions/deadlines of each program and competitiveness rank list are available to students who have enrolled in our advising services only. Over time, we will continue to make this page more comprehensive.


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM)

8 year Dual Admission Program with Illinois Institute of Technology.


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

7/8 year programs with select colleges including Gannon University, Juniata College, Utica College, St. Bonaventure University.


New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)

7-year program with NYIT, SUNY at New Paltz, and SUNY at Genesco.


Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM)

7/8-year dual admission program at Florida International University, and Nova Southeaster University.


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

7/8-year dual admission program at Gannon University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Widener University


Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TOUROCOM-NY)

7-year program at Touro College and other colleges.


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–School of Osteopathic Medicine

7/8-year program at Newark College of Engineering Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College of New Jersey, The Richard Stockton College of NJ


Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP)

7-year linkage program with Pitzer College.


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