A.T. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona by pengxiuhui


									                   A.T. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)

                                                       of the North Central Association of Colleges and       presentation curriculum is integrated into all
A.T. Still University Office of Admissions             Schools.                                               third- and fourth-year clinical experiences, pro-
                                                                                                              viding a coherent learning thread throughout the
800 West Jefferson Street                              Institutional Affiliation                              entire four years of medical education.
Kirksville, MO 63501                                   A.T. Still University also includes the Kirksville
                                                       College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM), the            Combined Degree Programs
                                                       Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS),
Campus Address:                                                                                               DO/MPH – Online master’s degree in public health
                                                       the School of Health Management (SHM) and              that prepares the student to be a leader in the field
5850 East Still Circle                                 the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health          of Public Health. www.atsu.edu/shm/online_
Mesa, AZ 85206                                         (ASDOH).                                               programs/public_health/index.htm
                                                                                                              DO/Doctor of Health Education (DHEd) – The Doctor
Toll Free: (866) 626-2878 x2237                        2010-2011 Enrollment                                   of Health Education program complements the
                                                       Total medical school enrollment: 407                   University’s mission of encouraging its constitu-
Phone: (660) 626-2237                                  Total male: 211                                        encies to become leaders to improve community
Fax: (660) 626-2969                                    Total female: 196                                      health and wellness with a comprehensive ap-
E-mail: admissions@atsu.edu                            First-year enrollment: 106                             preciation of the interaction of body, mind and
Website: www.atsu.edu                                  First-year male: 56                                    spirit, while helping to create the best health care
                                                       First-year female: 50                                  educators in the world. This program is one of
                                                       Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 3,623         very few online doctorate degrees in the health
                                                                                                              sciences designed to challenge students to ex-
                                                       Curricular Offerings                                   amine the current state of health care education
                                                       During the first year on the Mesa, Arizona             and their individual roles and responsibilities
                                                       campus, SOMA students will begin their study of        within it.
                                                       medicine engaged in SOMA’s innovative Clinical         www.atsu.edu/shm/online_programs/doctor_
                                                       Presentation curriculum. This curriculum model         health_education/index.htm
                                                       is constructed around the 125 ways that patients       DO/Master of Health Administration (MHA) – ATSU
                                                       present to their health care provider. Students        offers an online master’s degree in health admin-
                                                       experience a number of different learning ven-         istration that prepares the student to be a leader
                                                       ues including large group presentations, small         in a fast-growing segment of the U.S. labor market.
                                                       group problem solving sessions and laboratory          www.atsu.edu/shm/online_programs/
                                                       experiences. A key component of the Clinical           health_administration/index.htm
                                                       Presentation curriculum model is the integra-
                                                       tion of basic science and clinical material which      Special Programs
                                                       allows the student to learn the applications of             International Medicine Programs: Students may
Description                                            foundation principles and clinical applications

Creating a learning-centered community to edu-                                                                     choose an international rotation as part of the
                                                       in the context they will be utilized as a physician.        fourth-year electives.
cate and mentor tomorrow’s physician leaders is
                                                       The curriculum is enhanced by both simulated
what drives SOMA’s dedicated faculty, staff and
administration. ATSU’s latest school is looking
                                                       and real life patient interactions in a number of      Preparatory Programs
                                                       settings.                                              None
for future physicians who are dedicated to serv-
ing those in need and who desire to be part of a
new and exciting medical education experience.
                                                       In years two through four, students move to            Facilities
                                                       one of 11 community campuses, most of which            A.T. Still University has a modern, new and growing
Leaders in medical education, public health,
                                                       are based at Community Health Centers.                 campus in Mesa, Arizona. Existing Mesa facilities,
patient care, technology and business have
                                                       Community Health Centers are independent               supplemented by extensive simulation laboratories,
worked with ATSU in developing this innovative,
                                                       organizations which provide primary and other          digital learning resources and group problem-
learning-centered school.
                                                       health care services to millions of patients each      solving venues, will serve as the central campus
                                                       year. Virtually all Community Health Centers           for students during their first year. Cohorts of ap-
Mission Statement                                      provide safety net health care to needy popula-        proximately ten learners will then move to one of 11
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a   tions across the United States.                        Community Health Center campuses around the
learning-centered university dedicated to prepar-                                                             nation for years two through four.
ing highly competent professionals through inno-       The second-year curriculum is a blend of
vative academic programs, with a commitment            didactic and clinical experiences which revolve        Application Information
to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on      around a small group learning environment              Primary application service: AACOMAS
whole person health care, scholarship, commu-          facilitated by full-time, on-site physician faculty    Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS
nity health, interprofessional education, diversity    who act as learning facilitators. This environ-        Latest filing date:* 3-1-2012
and underserved populations.                           ment allows for an intimate student-to-faculty         *For best consideration, applicants should
                                                       ratio and maximizes the potential for guided           submit their AACOMAS application at least four
Setting: Mesa, Arizona; Large Metro Area               learning. Second-year students also enjoy clini-       weeks prior to this school’s latest filing date.
                                                       cal assignments each week in a variety of settings
Date Founded: 2006; Private                            aimed at providing a broad exposure to the clini-
                                                                                                              Academic year/orientation for first-year students
                                                                                                              start date: 7-1-2012
                                                       cal environment.
                                                                                                              International students (non-U.S. citizens or tempo-
                                                                                                              rary residents) considered: No
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic            Third- and fourth-year students have the
Medicine in Arizona holds provisional accredi-         advantage of completing rotations in both the
tation from the Commission on Osteopathic              Community Health Center environment as well
                                                                                                              Supplemental Application
                                                                                                              Supplemental application required: Yes
College Accreditation (COCA) and also is               as private practice settings, hospitals and affili-
                                                                                                              Sent to: Screened Applicants
accredited by the Higher Education Commission          ated clinics. As an added benefit, the clinical
                                                                                                              Supplemental Application Fee: $60

Fee waiver available: Yes
Waiver conditions, if offered: AACOMAS waiver
Supplemental app. earliest filing date: 7-1-2011
Supplemental app. latest filing date: None

Supplemental Application Requirements
Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.5.
Two letters of evaluation: one from a premedi-
cal advisor, premedical committee or a science
faculty member, and one from a physician (DO
or MD). U.S. Citizenship or Residency: ATSU-
SOMA is currently accepting applications only
from U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Oldest MCAT considered: 2008
Accept September 2011 MCAT Scores: Yes
Accept January 2012 MCAT scores: Yes
Additional Comments: ATSU-SOMA will accept
January scores if seats are still available.

Send Letters of Recommendation by:                        Early Decision Program (EDP)                            application process. The applicant is strongly
                                                          ATSU-SOMA does not have EDP for notifying               encouraged to have clinical exposure in a health
Virtual Evals: Yes                                                                                                care environment.
                                                          candidates on early admissions.
Interfolio: Yes
Paper: Yes
                                                          COM Interview Format                                    First-Year Class Matriculants’
Regular Acceptance Notice                                 Closed file, one on one with a faculty member.          Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity:
Applicants will be requested to submit necessary                                                                  Percentages are based on self-reported data and
matriculation documents, including a deposit,             First-Year Class Matriculants’                          therefore may not equal 100%.
according to the following AACOMAS traffic                Selection Factors                                       American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
guideline schedule:                                       A bachelor’s degree and the MCAT, preferably            Asian/Pacific Islander: 36%
•	 Those accepted prior to November 15 will have          taken by the fall, but no later than January of the     Black or African American: 2%
   until December 14                                      year of application, are required. Any under-
                                                          graduate major is acceptable. Applicants must           Hispanic/Latino: 7%
•	 Those accepted between November 15 and
                                                          be U.S citizens or hold a permanent resident            White: 51%
   January 14 will have 30 days
•	 Those accepted between January 15 and May 14
                                                          visa. Applicants who are community service or           Other/No Answer: 2%
   will have 14 days                                      public health minded, and who have a desire to
                                                          serve the underserved and to practice in primary
•	 Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for
                                                          care settings, are highly desirable. Prospective
                                                                                                                  First-Year Class Matriculants with:
   an immediate deposit                                                                                           Science Majors: 60%
                                                          SOMA students will be evaluated in three major
•	 Earliest acceptance date: 10-15-2011                                                                           Non-Science Majors: 21%
                                                          areas: academic accomplishment, personal
•	 Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled          characteristics of a healer and propensity to           Graduate degree(s): 17%
•	 Maximum time for applicant to accept offer:            serve the underserved. Prospective students
   Follow AACOMAS guidelines.                             must exhibit a genuine concern for people.
•	 Requests for deferred entrance considered: Yes         SOMA requires a personal interview during the
                                                                                                                  Premedical Coursework
 Financial Information                                                                                            Course            Req.    Rec.   Lab   Sem. Hrs
                                                                                                                  Biology/Zoology     X             X       8
 Tuition and Fees                                         Deposit                                                 Biochemistry
 Source: 2009-2010 tuition. Data subject to change.       Applicants will be requested to submit necessary ma-    Molecular
                                                          triculation documents, including a deposit, according   Biology
    Resident tuition:                      $39,700        to the AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule above.
    Non-Resident tuition:                  $39,700        Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,000
    Supplemental Application fee:              $60                                                                Inorganic
    Resident fees:                          $1,050        Additional Deposit: $1,000                              Chemistry           X             X       8
    Non-Resident fees:                      $1,050           Prematriculation Fee due 5-1-2012                    Organic
    Health Insurance:                         N/A            Applied to tuition: Yes                              Chemistry           X             X       8
                                                          Deposit refundable: Yes
                                                                                                                  Physics             X             X       8
 Fees Include:                                            Refundable by: Deposits are refundable up to 30
                                                          business days from date of signature on the admis-      Non-Science
  Student Services           Technology               r                                                           Course            Req.    Rec.   Lab   Sem. Hrs
                                                          sions agreement.
  Lab                        Microscope Rental                                                                    College
  Computer                   Health Service               Financial Aid                                           English             X                     6
                                                          Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 96%       Behavioral
  Student Activities         Med. Equipment           r   Scholarships: N/A                                       Sciences
                                                          Average amount per scholarship/grant: N/A
 Est. Room, Board, Books & Living Costs: $38,891/year                                                             Humanities
 Average 2010 graduate indebtedness: N/A
 (First class summer 2007)                                                                                        Other

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