Student Support: Compass

Finding your way through the rigors and challenges of medical school and life, with meaningful professional, personal, and relational growth.

Program Definition

COMPASS is a co-curricular component of the LUCOM learning experience and consists of faculty-facilitated groups of student-doctors that meet regularly (roughly once a month) to advance and support spiritual, personal and professional growth of the student-doctors. Through open discussion of salient topics and the building of meaningful relationships, student-doctors are encouraged to develop their professional and personal identity, with a focus on spiritual formation that supports wellness of body, mind, and spirit for oneself and one’s family and patients.

The COMPASS program is a vital component of the overall LUCOM learning experience aimed at preparing student-doctors to become osteopathic physicians with a well developed and healthy personal and professional identity. Consistent with the mission and goals of Liberty University and its college of osteopathic medicine, the COMPASS program will provide an opportunity for exploring and implementing Christian values and perspectives in the context of developing a healthy and productive personal and professional identity and interacting compassionately and meaningfully with others.


LUCOM student-doctors will be competent, fully developed osteopathic physicians, both personally and professionally, who are compassionate servant leaders in their relationships with their patients, families, and communities.


To “fan into flame” the potential of each LUCOM student-doctor by encouraging and equipping them in spirit, mind, and body to become excellent in service to others.