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Becoming a Physician

The students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine come to Lewisburg with backgrounds as broad as the West Virginia mountains. 

Four years later Graduates leave with the tools to be a caring and qualified physician.  They leave with a  strong sense of community and the knowledge that they are forever part of the WVSOM family.

Some come to WVSOM directly from college, some with advanced degrees. Nearly 32 percent are from West Virginia, the rest from 47 states and Washington D.C.. 

Each year approximately two hundred aspiring doctors join WVSOM bringing our total student population to approximately 800 students in years one through four.

WVSOM Student Composite

The average student composite is as follows:

  • 262 West Virginia Residents
  • 560 Non-West Virginia Residents
  • 439 Males
  • 383 Females
  • 193 Minority Students
  • Average Science GPA 3.36
  • Average MCAT 25
    • Verbal 9
    • Physical 8
    • Biological 9

Equal Opportunity Education

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine operates under a positive program of non-discrimination to ensure equal opportunity to all students and applicants regardless of sex, age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin or sexual orientation. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, provides that "no otherwise qualified handicapped individual…shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance…from the Department of Health and Human Services."

Contact WVSOM Admissions

Need advice? Do you have questions, comments or concerns? Contact the WVSOM Admissions Office. Admissions counselors are available from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday - Friday to answer your questions.

  • Call (800) 356-7836 if you have already submitted your application.
  • Call (888) 276-7836 if you are considering WVSOM and want to attend an Open House, need to request more information, or have a question.