D.O. Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have osteopathic recognition through the ACGME?

Yes, we received ACGME osteopathic recognition in 2016.

Do you have osteopathic certified faculty?


Do you have a "minimum score" for eligibility?

We do not have a minimum score requirement, but we are a highly competitive program and have students with high scores applying.

Please see our minimum requirements for our score requirements.

All scores must be received before the application deadline. Please be aware that it can take up to 6 weeks for scores to be released from USMLE and/or COMLEX.

Do you require osteopathic applicants to take the USMLE steps?

We do not require osteopathic applicants to take the USMLE steps.

Are you a competitive program?

We are very competitive. We receive approximately 1,000 applications each year for our seven positions.

Can I apply through the osteopathic match or must I apply through the allopathic match?

We require that all applicants, allopathic and osteopathic, apply through the allopathic match (ERAS and NRMP).

What kind of OMM training do you provide?

  • Monthly OMM outpatient clinics where a dedicated resident and osteopathic faculty see patients in conjunction for a one-on-one teaching experience
  • Monthly OMM outpatient didactics and hands-on lab
  • Dedicated OMM room with OMM Hi-Lo table
  • Exposure to alternative therapies including a core faculty doing acupuncture

Do you have osteopathic medical school affiliation?

Yes, we are affiliated with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash. 

Do you have Osteopathic residents in your program?


Do I have to submit a family medicine letter of recommendation?

Yes, you must submit a letter of recommendation from a family medicine physician with whom you have rotated.

Please be aware that ERAS only allows for four LORs to be uploaded. One of those must be from a family medicine physician. We do not accept application materials outside of ERAS.