Academics Curriculum

Curriculum

The LUCOM Curriculum is built around a trimester schedule utilizing an integrated, interdisciplinary, systems-based model with an emphasis on active learning. The Curriculum combines lecture demonstration with active learning techniques which includes team learning activities, interactive classroom learning, case-based education, a strong emphasis on utilization of simulation, and standardized patient events.

The class structure of each term and trimester is featured below.

Read more about the mission and purpose behind the curriculum.


OMS-I (First-Year Medical Students)

First Trimester

  • Biomedical Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine - 7 Credits
  • Osteopathic Principles, Practices, & Manipulative Treatment I - 2 Credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine I - 2.5 Credits
  • Integument and Musculoskeletal System - 6.75 Credits
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, & Hematologic Systems 6 Credits

Total - 24.25 Credits 

Second Trimester

  • Osteopathic Principles, Practice, & Manipulative Treatment II - 2 Credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine II - 2.5 Credits
  • Humanities in Medicine I - 3 Credits
  • Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition - 4.75 Credits
  • Urinary System - 4.75 Credits
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems - 6.75 Credits

Total - 23.75 Credits 

Third Trimester

  • Osteopathic Principles, Practices, & Manipulative Medicine III - 1.5 Credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine III - 2.5 Credits
  • Nervous System/Head and Neck - 7 Credits
  • Population Based Medicine I - 3 Credits
  • Elective* (Research, Anatomny, Medical Outreach,
    or Office Basic Training) - 4 Credits

*Students may elect to take vacation instead of elective course.

Total - 14 Credits (18 w/ Elective)

OMS-I Total - 62 Credits

OMS-II Year (Second-Year Medical Students)

First Trimester

  • Osteopathic Principles, Practices, and Manipulative Medicine IV - 2 Credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine IV - 2.5 Credits
  • Hematology/Oncology - 2.25 Credits
  • Orthopedics, Rheumatology & Dermatology - 7.25 Credits
  • Cardiology and Pulmonology Course - 5.75 Credits
  • Gastroenterology - 3.75 Credits

Total - 23.5 credits 

Second Trimester

  • Humanities in Medicine II - 3 Credits
  • Osteopathic Principles, Practices, and Manipulative Medicine V - 2 Credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine V - 2.5 Credits
  • Neurology/Psychiatry/Otolaryngology - 8.5 Credits
  • Nephrology and Urology - 4.75 Credits
  • Endocrinology - 3 Credits

Total - 23.75 Credits

Third Trimester

  • Osteopathic Principles, Practices, and Manipulative Medicine VI - 1.5 Credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine V I - 2.5 Credits
  • Women’s Health - 3.5 Credits
  • Pediatrics - 3.5 Credits
  • Geriatrics and End of Life Course - 2.5 Credits
  • Capstone Course - 6 Credits
  • Board Review Course - 4 Credits

Total of 23.5 Credits

OMS-II Total - 70.75 Credits

OMS-III Year* (Third-Year Medical Students)

  • Orientation to Clinical Medicine - 4 Credits
  • 2 Blocks of Family and Community Medicine - 20 Credits
  • 2 Blocks of Internal Medicine - 20 Credits
  • 2 Blocks of Surgery - 20 Credits
  • 1 Block of Women’s Health/OB-GYN - 10 Credits
  • 1 Block of Pediatrics - 10 Credits
  • 1 Block of Psychiatry/Behavioral Health - 10 Credits
  • 1 Block of Underserved Care - 10 Credits
  • 2 Blocks of Scholarly Activity - 20 Credits
  • 1 Block of Vacation

Total OMS-III - 124 Credits

*4 week blocks beginning on Monday and ending on Friday. Last Friday of each rotation is set aside for end of rotation testing and OMM hands on experience.

OMS-IV Year* (Fourth-Year Medical Students)

  • 1 Block of Emergency Medicine - 10 Credits
  • 2 Blocks of Hospital IM Selective - 20 Credits
  • 1 Block of Hospital Surgery Selective - 10 Credits
  • 4 Blocks of Elective - 40 Credits

Total for OMS-IV - 80 Credits

*4 week blocks with end of rotation examination and OMM practical sessions for the core rotations.

TOTAL Credits Required for Graduation: 336.75 Credits

Additional Notes:

Anticipates beginning Orientation prior to the first Monday in August.
Anticipates beginning Class for OMS-I and OMS-II the first Monday of August annually.
Anticipates beginning rotations for OMS-III and OMS-IV students in August.