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The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) is a professional degree which requires four years of professional study. Our innovative curriculum is designed to fulfill our mission of training primary care physicians. Its design is based on successful academic models, carefully developed and integrated.

The unique curriculum provides academic and clinical training which prepares students for the "real world" of medicine. It will make you more competitive for postdoctoral training positions and more attractive to those interviewing candidates for those positions.

A notable aspect of our clinical training program is a three-month clinical rotation at a rural setting where many residents have little access to health care. You will learn to treat various cultural and ethnic groups whose lifestyles and attitudes toward health care differ from those you will see in more traditional training sites. It is an enriching educational experience.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine offers advanced placement to incoming students with degrees in disciplines specifically related to courses or subject areas required in the curriculum. Students who successfully pass a comprehensive, discipline-based examination will receive advanced placement and are given credit equivalent to the course(s) involved on their transcripts. The time made available in a student's academic pursuits by deferring such course(s) will allow students to enroll in an Honor Elective in Academic Scholarship and Research. This course provides an opportunity to work with a Faculty Advisor and engage in academic scholarly activity in an area of interest.

M1 (First Year Student) Curriculum
course name course term course type
Medical Biochemistry (5.5 credits) Fall COM 5021
Gross Anatomy (6.5 credits) Fall COM 5010
Medical Histology (3.5 credits) Fall COM 5020
Medical Physiology I (3.0 credits) Fall COM 5061
Physical Diagnosis I (2.0 credits) Fall COM 5830
Humanism in Medicine I (1.5 credits) Fall COM 5835
Osteopathic Principles & Practice I (4.0 credits) Fall COM 5121
Foundations Applications Clinical Reasoning I (1.5 credits) Fall COM 5800
Basic Life Support (1.0 credits) Fall COM 5080
Tobacco Use and Dependence (1.0 credits) Fall COM 5802
IGC Preceptorship I (1.0 credits) Fall COM 5171
TOTAL: 30.5
Student Wellness (1.0 credits) Winter COM 5000
Medical Physiology II (4.5 credits) Winter COM 5062
Medical Microbiology I (5.5 credits) Winter COM 5030
Medical Microbiology II (1.5 credits) Winter COM 5301
Medical Neuroanatomy (3.0 credits) Winter COM 5011
Physical Diagnosis II (2.0 credits) Winter COM 5840
Osteopathic Principles & Practice II (3.5 credits) Winter COM 5841
Humanism in Medicine II (2.0 credits) Winter COM 5845
Foundations Applications Clinical Reasoning II (1.5 credits) Winter COM 5801
IGC Preceptorship II (1.0 credits) Winter COM 5172
TOTAL: 25.5
Pre-Clinical Medical Science Review (3.0 credits) Summer COM 5990
Principles of Radiology (1.0 credits) Summer COM 6030
Principles of Pathology (2.0 credits) Summer COM 6040
Principles of Pharmacology (2.0 credits) Summer COM 6050
TOTAL: 8.0
M2 (Second Year Student) Curriculum
Course name Course term Course type
Principles of Clinical Medicine I (2.0 credits) Fall COM 6000
Integumentary System (1.5 credits) Fall COM 6100
Hematopoietic Lymphoreticular System (1.5 credits) Fall COM 6101
Respiratory System (2.5 credits) Fall COM 6102
Cardiovascular System (2.5 credits) Fall COM 6103
Endocrine System (2.0 credits) Fall COM 6105
ECG/Cardiopulmonary Auscultation (1.5 credits) Fall COM 6106
Musculoskeletal System (2.5 credits) Fall COM 6107
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (2.0 credits) Fall COM 6108
IGC Preceptorship III (1.5 credits) Fall COM 6173
Osteopathic Principles & Practice III (2.5 credits) Fall COM 6123
Foundations Applications Clinical Reasoning III (3.5credits) Fall COM 6300
TOTAL: 25.5
Principles of Clinical Medicine II (2.0 credits) Winter COM 6001
Medical Jurisprudence (0.5 credits) Winter COM 6005
Geriatrics (1.0 credits) Winter COM 6090
Gastrointestinal System (2.5 credits) Winter COM 6104
Renal/Urinary System (2.5 credits) Winter COM 6109
Women's Health (3.5 credits) Winter COM 6110
Pediatrics (2.5 credits) Winter COM 6111
Nervous System (2.5 credits) Winter COM 6112
Osteopathic Principles & Practice IV (2.5 credits) Winter COM 6124
Foundations Applications Clinical Reasoning IV (3.0 credits) Winter COM 6301
Community Service (2.5 credits) Winter COM 9990
Medical Spanish (1.5 credits) Winter COM 9300
TOTAL: 26.5
PALS (1.0 credits) Summer COM 6062
BLS/ACLS (1.0 credits) Summer COM 6221
Pre-clinical Academic Review (3.0 credits) Summer COM 6990
TOTAL: 5.0
M3 (Third Year Student) Curriculum
course name course term course type
Geriatrics Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation
Pediatrics/Ambulatory Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation
Pediatrics/Hospital Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation
Obstetrics/Gynecology Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation
Psychiatry Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation
Family Medicine (2 months) Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation
General Surgery (2 months) Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation
Internal Medicine (3 months) Fall and Winter Core Clinical Rotation

Curriculum in the 4th year of osteopathic medicine is a 10 month program, consisting of:

  • 4 Core rotations
  • 5 months of elective rotations
  • 1 month of independent study
course name course term course type
Senior Seminar Fall, Winter and Summer Core
Emergency Medicine Rotation Core Clinical Rotation
Rural Medicine/Ambulatory (2 month)      Fall, Winter and Summer   Core Clinical Rotation  
Rural Medicine/Selective Rotation Fall, Winter and Summer Core Clinical Rotation
Addiction Medicine Rotation Elective
Adolescent Medicine Rotation Elective
Allergy/Immunization Rotation Elective
Anesthesiology Rotation Elective
Cardiology Rotation Elective
Cardiovascular Surgery Rotation Elective
Critical Care Unit Rotation Elective
Dermatology Rotation Elective
Endocrinology Rotation Elective
ENT - Othorhinolaryngology Rotation Elective
Family Medicine Rotation Elective
Gastroenterology Rotation Elective
General Surgery Rotation Elective
Geriatrics Rotation Elective
Hematology Rotation Elective
Infectious Disease Rotation Elective
Internal Medicine Rotation Elective
International Medicine Rotation Elective
Interventional Radiology Rotation Elective
Neonatal Rotation Elective
Nephrology Rotation Elective
Neurology Rotation Elective
Neurosurgery Rotation Elective
OB/GYN Rotation Elective
Occupational Medicine Rotation Elective
OMM Medicine Rotation Elective
Hematology/Oncology Rotation Elective
Ophthalmology Rotation Elective
Orthopedics Rotation Elective
Pain Management Rotation Elective
Pathology Rotation Elective
Pediatrics - General Rotation Elective
Pediatrics - Subspecialty Rotation Elective
Pediatrics - Sub Internship Rotation Elective
Plastic Surgery Rotation Elective
Psychiatry Rotation Elective
Radiology and Subspecialties Rotation Elective
Rehabilitation Medicine Rotation Elective
Rheumatology Rotation Elective
Rural Medicine Rotation Elective
Sports Medicine Rotation Elective
Thoracic Surgery Rotation Elective
Trauma Surgery Rotation Elective
Urology Rotation Elective
Vascular Surgery Rotation Elective
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