VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

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2024 – 2025 Academic Year Calendar ..................................................................................viii COLLEGE OVERVIEW Mission and Objectives of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine ...................................... 2 About VCOM: A Message from the President Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, D.O. ....................................... 4 VCOM Statement of Commitment to the Students, the Medically Underserved Regions, and the International Community .................................................................................................... 6 History of the College ........................................................................................................ 7 Accreditation, State Licensure and Membership....................................................................... 10 Location, Community and University Affiliations ..................................................................... 18 RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS Notice of Nondiscrimination .............................................................................................. 24 Recruitment Priorities...................................................................................................... 25 Admissions Procedures ..................................................................................................... 27 Admissions Process and Professional Expectations ................................................................. 27 Minimum Requirements for Interview and Admission ............................................................ 27 Technical Standards for Admission and Successful Completion of the Osteopathic Program at VCOM.. 29 Self-Identification of Disabilities as an Applicant .................................................................... 34 AACOMAS Application ................................................................................................. 35 VCOM Secondary Application ......................................................................................... 36 Interview Selection and Admissions Process ......................................................................... 37 Rescinding Admissions Offer ........................................................................................... 38 Early Decision Admissions Track ...................................................................................... 38 Transfer Applicants ....................................................................................................... 39 TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID Tuition and Fees ............................................................................................................. 42 Admissions Application Fee ............................................................................................. 42 Acceptance Fee ............................................................................................................ 42 Tuition and Fees 2024-2025 ............................................................................................ 42 Penalty for Insufficient Funds ........................................................................................... 43 Tuition Refund Policy.................................................................................................... 43 Form 1098-T .............................................................................................................. 44 The Office of Financial Aid ................................................................................................ 44

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