ICOM participates with other osteopathic colleges in a centralized application processing service called the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). An application may be submitted online at https://aacomas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login or may be obtained by contacting
P.O. Box 9137
Watertown, MA 02474
Telephone (617) 612-2889
To initiate the application process, applicants must apply directly to AACOMAS.
AACOMAS is available to the students for the entering class from May through March of the year applying. Detailed instructions can be accessed through http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/applying.
Applicants must request all official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended be mailed directly from the institution(s) to the AACOMAS office.
Students should also ensure all MCAT scores are forwarded directly to AACOMAS from the AAMC.
Applicants who have taken coursework and/or have earned a degree from a foreign institution must also submit to AACOMAS an evaluation of their transcripts in a course-by-course fashion from one of the AACOMAS approved evaluation services.
ICOM requires at least two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from either an osteopathic physician (DO) or an allopathic physician (MD). Although a letter from an osteopathic physician is not required, it is strongly recommended. While shadowing of a DO is not required, applicants who have shadowing experience with a DO demonstrate commitment to the profession and understanding of the practice of osteopathic medicine.
The second required letter must be from a premedical advisory committee or science faculty member (PhD) familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
ICOM prefers you submit your letters of recommendations to AACOMAS; however, letters will also be accepted via Interfolio, VirtualEvals or when mailed directly to the office of admissions.
Letters of recommendation may not be written by a relative, including relatives through marriage.
6. All primary applications received through AACOMAS will receive an initial screening by ICOM Admission personnel. Applicants who meet all admissions requirements will be invited to submit the Secondary Application* and supporting documents. Please note that, although all initial applications will be screened, admission to medical school is highly competitive and not all applicants will receive the invitation to submit a secondary application.
The most highly qualified applicants will receive an email notification inviting them to submit a secondary application. A nonrefundable fee of $65.00 will be due upon submission of the secondary application for admission. The notification email will contain information and instructions regarding how to complete the secondary application and how to remit the application fee. ICOM will waive the secondary application fee if the applicant has an approved AACOMAS fee waiver document.
The secondary application process will consist of the ICOM Secondary Application, a non-refundable processing fee, and two required letters of recommendation.
* The secondary application and fee is waived for applicants of the inaugural class.
7. Once the Office of Admissions has received your secondary application, application fee or waiver, required letters of recommendation, official MCAT scores and all other supporting documents, the complete applicant files are sent for review.
ICOM is committed to selecting applicants who meet our mission and align with our values and who are an asset to the profession of osteopathic medicine. When reviewing applications the goal of the Office of Admissions is to evaluate:
- each applicant as a whole person.
- each applicant who has interest in serving the regions included in Idaho’s mission.
- each applicant’s potential for success in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Degree Program.
- each applicant’s commitment and aptitude as a future practicing osteopathic physician.
- each applicant for their compassion, knowledge and commitment to health care and the ICOM Mission
After review applicants will either receive an invitation to interview or a notice of regret. - Learn more about our interview day process.