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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) exists to educate osteopathic physicians in a Christian environment. LUCOM prepares physicians who dedicate themselves to excellence in osteopathic medicine through service toward their fellow man, lifelong learning, and the advancement of medical knowledge. Instilling the Christian values of integrity and professionalism, LUCOM trains physicians who will provide ethical, compassionate, competent and patient-centered osteopathic medical care.


Scholarship, teamwork, leadership, service, professionalism, integrity, commitment to a biblical worldview, diversity, and the ethical treatment of people.

Our Strategic Plan and Goals

Strategic planning in a lean and value-focused environment is an ongoing process and the timeline reflects this dynamic. LUCOM’s planning activities will continue, addressing both short-term and long-term goals with three, five and 10-year planning horizons.

LUCOM Dean Joseph R. Johnson, DO, FACOOG (Dist), along with Liberty University Provost Dr. Scott Hicks, have direct oversight for the strategic plan that is structured around three (3) priorities: academics, research and scholarship, and clinical education.

Strategic Goals

  1. Redesign pre-clerkship and clerkship curriculum.
  2. Develop a comprehensive student support program for personal and professional growth.
  3. Establish a reputation among osteopathic schools for excellence in biomedical and clinical research and scholarship.
  4. Develop new, high quality core clerkship rotation sites for OMS-3 and OMS-4 students.
  5. Build graduate medical education/residencies.
  6. Develop additional education tracks and pipelines for increased student opportunities.
  7. Integrate mission appropriate diversity, equity, and inclusion within recruitment, retention, and curriculum practices to advance student, faculty, and staff performance.

Review LUCOM’s Strategic Plan.