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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)


In our program, you’ll complete a curriculum that emphasizes osteopathic training and teamwork in every major medical specialty area.

In Your First and Second Years, You Will:

• work with a mix of experienced, doctoral faculty representing a range of medical specialties and biomedical science areas. • complete a patient-centered, integrated systems- and competency-based curriculum that includes clinical case studies, problem-based learning, and self-assessments of your learning and skills development.

• be exposed to early simulated clinical and interprofessional hospital experiences.

‘‘ “MU-COM provides a carefully crafted four-year osteopathic medical education program designed to meet the needs of the modern learner. The pre-clerkship curriculum is integrated and systems-based, introducing the academic and practical foundation of medical practice. The clerkship curriculum provides students with opportunities to apply their robust knowledge and clinical skills to the benefit of real patients. Some of MU-COM’s greatest strengths include the continual evolution of our medical education program in response to student feedback and internal evaluation, as well as our engaged and learner-centered educators.”

First-Year Schedule

Second-Year Schedule

Fall Scientific Foundations of Medicine Essential Clinical Anatomy and Development Osteopathic Principles and Practice 1 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1 Spring Cardiopulmonary and Renal Systems Osteopathic Principles and Practice 2 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2

Fall Neuroscience, EENT, and Motor Systems Dermatology, Immunology, Skeletal Muscle, and Orthopedics Osteopathic Principles and Practice 3 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 3 Spring Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, and Metabolism Reproduction, Aging, and Psychiatry Osteopathic Principles and Practice 4 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 4

Tafline C. Arbor, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy Director of Anatomy Laboratories




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