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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. Read more about the mission and purpose behind the curriculum.
The class structure of each semester is featured below. Accepted and enrolled students may find the Book List under Academic Documents.
Important note: courses and credit hours are subject to change.
OMS-I (First-Year Student-Doctors)
|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, and Hematologic Systems||6 credits|
|Humanities and Medical Ethics 1||.75 credits|
|Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 102||2.5 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|
|OMS-I Total||57.5 credits|
OMS-II Year (Second-Year Student-Doctors)
|Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 201||2 credits|
|Hematology and Oncology||3.25 credits|
|Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Dermatology||4.75 credits|
|Cardiology and Pulmonology||8.5 credits|
|Nephrology and Urology||4.25 credits|
|Patient-Centered Medicine 201||2 credits|
|Humanities and Medical Jurisprudence||.75 credits|
|Total w/ elective||29.5 credits|
|Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 202||2 credits|
|Neurology, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, and Ophthalmology||6.75 credits|
|Women's Health||2.75 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|
|OMS-II Total||53.75 credits|
|OMS-II Total w/ elective||57.75 credits|
*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.
OMS-III Year (Third-Year Student-Doctors)
Important note: OMS-III must do nine rotations, all clinical.
|Board Preparatory Course||3 credits|
Four-week blocks begin on Monday, end on Friday. Last Friday of each rotation is set aside for end-of-rotation testing and OMM hands-on experience.
See blocks below.
|Two-Blocks of Family and Community Medicine||20 credits|
|Two-Blocks of Internal Medicine||20 credits|
|One-Block of Surgery||10 credits|
|One-Block of Women’s Health/OB-GYN||10 credits|
|One-Block of Pediatrics||10 credits|
|One-Block of Psychiatry/Behavioral Health||10 credits|
|One-Block of Underserved Care||10 credits|
|One-Block of Elective/Undergraduate Fellowship/or Vacation**|
|OMS-III Total||93 credits|
**All undergraduate fellowships are a competitive selection process
|Undergraduate Fellowship: Teaching I||5 credits|
|Undergraduate Fellowship: Teaching II||5 credits|
|Undergraduate Fellowship: OMM/OPP 1||5 credits|
|Undergraduate Fellowship: OMM/OPP 2||5 credits|
|Undergraduate Fellowship: Research 1||5 credits|
|Undergraduate Fellowship: Research 2||5 credits|
OMS-III must do nine of ten available rotations, all nine must be clinical.
OMS-III total: 93 credits (103 with elective).
OMS-IV Year* (Fourth-Year Student Doctors)
Important note: OMS-IV must do four blocks of required rotations, one required underserved selective, and four elective rotations.
|1 Block of Scholarly Activity and Board Review
(Six week duration includes two weeks of vacation.)
Four week blocks contain end of rotation examination and OMM practical sessions for the core rotations. See blocks below.
|One-Block of Emergency Medicine||10 credits|
|Two-Blocks of Hospital IM Selective||20 credits|
|One-Block of Hospital Surgery Selective||10 credits|
|One-Block of Primary Care Selective||10 credits|
|Three-Blocks of Elective, two must be clinical||30 credits|
|One-Block of Elective Board Preparation (four-weeks duration)||3 credits|
|Two-Blocks of Optional Elective*||10/20 credits|
|OMS-IV must do eight rotations, 7 must be clinical|
|OMS-IV Total||80 credits|
|OMS-IV Total with Board Prep elective||83 credits|
|OMS-IV Total with optional electives||90/100 credits|
|OMS-II, OMS-III, OMS-IV Independent Study Elective||2-8 credits|
|TOTAL Credits Required for Graduation||284.25 credits|