Academics Curriculum

Curriculum

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The LUCOM Curriculum is built around a semester 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 semester is featured below.
Courses and credit hours are subject to change.

Read more about the mission and purpose behind the curriculum.


OMS-I (First-Year Student-Doctors)

First Semester

Book List is available under Academic Documents.

  • Biomedical Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine --- 7 credits
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 101 --- 2 credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine 101 --- 3 credits
  • Integument and Musculoskeletal System --- 6.75 credits
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, & Hematologic Systems --- 6 credits
  • Humanities and Medical Ethics 1 --- .75 credits

Total --- 25.5 credits 

Second Semester

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 102 --- 2.7 credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine 102 --- 4 credits
  • Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition --- 4.75 credits
  • Urinary System --- 4.5 credits
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems --- 5.25 credits
  • Nervous System, Head and Neck --- 7 credits
  • Population Based Medicine  --- 3.25 credits
  • Humanities and Medical Ethics 2 --- .75 credits

Total - 32.2 Credits 

OMS-I Total  --- 57.7 credits

OMS-II Year (Second-Year Student Doctors)

First Semester

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 201 --- 2 credits
  • Oncology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, and Orthopedics --- 5.75 credits
  • Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Hematology --- 10 credits
  • Nephrology and Urology --- 4.25 credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine 201 --- 3 credits
  • Humanities and Medical Jurisprudence --- .75 credits
  • *Elective --- 4 credits

Total --- 25.75 credits (29.75 with elective) 

*Research, advanced anatomic cadaveric dissection, or medical outreach. Student-Doctor may elect to take vacation instead of elective course. Some Student-Doctors may be remediating during this time and will not be able to take an elective course.

Second Semester

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 202  --- 2.5 credits
  • Gastroenterology  --- 4.5 credits
  • Neurology, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology --- 6.75 credits
  • Endocrinology --- 3.25 credits
  • Women's Health --- 2.75 credits
  • Pediatrics  --- 3.75 credits
  • Geriatrics and End-of-Life --- 1.75 credits
  • Patient-Centered Medicine 202 --- 2.75 credits
  • Humanities and Medical Jurisprudence --- .5 credits
  • Capstone Course --- 2 credits

Total --- 30.5 credits

OMS-II Total --- 56.25 credits (60.25 with elective)

OMS-III Year* (Third-Year Student Doctors)

  • Board Review Course --- 6 credits
  • Orientation to Clinical Medicine --- 2 credits
  • 4-week blocks beginning on Monday, ending on Friday. Last Friday of each rotation is set aside for end-of-rotation testing and OMM hands-on experience 
  • 2 Blocks of Family and Community Medicine --- 20 credits
  • 2 Blocks of Internal Medicine --- 20 credits
  • 1 Block of Surgery --- 10 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
  • Scholarly Activity (2 weeks) --- 5 credits
  • 1 Block of Vacation or Elective

Total OMS-III --- 103 credits

*OMS-III must do 9 rotations, all clinical.

OMS-IV Year* (Fourth-Year Student Doctors)

  • 1 Block of Scholarly Activity and Board Review --- 10 credits
    (6-weeks duration includes two-weeks of vacation)
    4-week blocks with end of rotation examination and OMM practical sessions for the core rotations
  • 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
  • 1 Block of Optional Elective or Vacation

*OMS-IV must do 8 rotations, 7 must be clinical

Total for OMS-IV --- 90 Credits

OMS-II-IV Independent Study Elective --- 2-8 credits

TOTAL Credits Required for Graduation: 306.95 credits