As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) student, you will learn a holistic approach to health care — treating disease in the context of the whole person, considering the interrelationships of all body systems, as well as factors such as nutrition, environment and psychology.
This is a four-year program with the first two years comprising of on-campus didactic lectures, small group assignments, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The last two years are completed at select clinical sites.
Curriculum: Our osteopathic curriculum involves four years of academic study, with an emphasis on preventive medicine and holistic patient care, leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
Specialization: Many DOs complete a residency program in a specialty area, which typically requires two to six years of additional training.
OMM: DOs receive extra training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) — using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury.
Faculty: The curriculum presents many opportunities for discussion and development of relationships with faculty.
Research: As practicing clinicians and scientists, ICOM faculty are actively engaged in research, which brings an added perspective to their classroom teaching.