Liberty University’s founder, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, envisioned a full university that produced scholars and servants in multiple professional disciplines. In the early 1970’s he discussed the development of graduate Colleges of Engineering, Law, and Medicine as components of Liberty’s future. It was his desire and belief that excellence in education, service and scholarship was compatible with and should be coupled with commitment and consistency in the University’s mission to develop Champions for Christ, leaders, and servants for mankind.
The university reached the position to begin to act on Dr. Falwell’s directions around the turn of the century, with board action authorizing President Jerry Falwell Jr. to pursue the establishment of a College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 being the last act required to complete the direction established more 30 years previously. Now with provisional accreditation, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) filled its inaugural class (Class of 2018), filled its second class, and has offered seats to its incoming third class (Class of 2020).
The College of Osteopathic Medicine strives to produce health care professionals who are excellent professionals and clinicians, having not only the professional and ethical competency, medical knowledge and skills required for the treatment of disease, but who have and demonstrate the servants’ heart manifested by Christ as one component of His recognition as the greatest physician. Such healers of men and women will strive to positively impact patients in all settings and in all locations, both locally and across the globe.
Contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services by calling (434) 592-7444 or email LUCOMAdmissions@Liberty.edu.