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Community-based Clinical Education

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) uses a community-based clinical education model for the third- and fourth-years of medical education. Our clinical partners work in conjunction with LUCOM to provide excellent clinical experiences in a diversity of sites located throughout Virginia, and clinical sites in Illinois, Texas, Mississippi and Pennsylvania in the third year and at affiliated sites across the U.S. in the fourth year. As a Liberty osteopathic medical student, you will be provided with inpatient clinical experiences at hospitals and medical centers, as well as outpatient experiences at hospital-based clinics, free-standing clinics, and physicians’ offices. The availability of elective opportunities will maximize your career options and enrich your undergraduate medical education as you consider potential specialties.

As a third-year student-doctor, your core rotations are designed to expose you to the breadth of medical knowledge, and to standardize the learning experience in this year. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to perform clinical rotations at our core sites provided below.

As a fourth-year student-doctor, you will participate in clinical educational experiences designed to prepare you for Graduate Medical Education (GME) following medical school. There is flexibility in selecting clinical experiences in multiple specialties. Clinical rotations are comprised of clinical experiences in which the specialties, locations, and preceptors are identified by student-doctors and may be completed at affiliated sites with LUCOM-credentialed preceptors. This flexibility will allow you to set up a fourth-year schedule time to optimize preparation for GME in the specialty of your choice and to gain important experience in the field prior to residency interviews. 

LUCOM has an extensive list of credentialed clinical faculty, view the roster by specialty.

For more information about Core Rotation Sites and Elective Sites, email the Office of Clinical Education at LUCOMClinicalEducation@liberty.edu.


Core Rotation Sites


  • St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital – Effingham, Ill.
  • SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon, Ill.


  • Baptist Memorial Hospital (Union County) – New Albany, Miss.


  • Butler Memorial Hospital – Butler, Pa.


  • Palestine Regional Medical Center – Palestine, Texas


  • Bon Secours – Norfolk, Va.
  • Bon Secours Southside Medical Center – Petersburg, Va.
  • Centra Healthcare System – Lynchburg, Va.
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center – Chesapeake, Va.
  • Mary Washington Healthcare – Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital – Halifax, Va.
  • Sovah Health – Danville, Va.


International Rotations


Elective Sites


Elective Site Payments


Letters of Recommendation