Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

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OMS-I Fall Semester25.5
LCOM 2008Human Structure10
LCOM 2009Human Function11
LCOM 2111Humanities and Medical Ethics I0.75
LCOM 4021Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 1012
LCOM 2021Patient-Centered Medicine 1011.75
OMS-I Spring Semester21.25
LCOM 2010Mechanisms of Health, Disease, and Intervention11
LCOM 3007Disease and Intervention I: Neuroscience, Hematology/Oncology6.5
LCOM 2112Humanities and Medical Ethics II0.5
LCOM 4022Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 1021.75
LCOM 2022Patient-Centered Medicine 1021.5
OMS-II Fall Semester22.5
LCOM 3009Disease and Intervention II: Neurology/Psychiatry/Ophthalmology, Orthopedics/Rheumatology8.25
LCOM 3011Disease and Intervention III: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, and Urology10.5
LCOM 2113Humanities and Medical Jurisprudence I0.5
LCOM 4023Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2011.75
LCOM 2023Patient-Centered Medicine 2011.5
OMS-II Spring Semester16.75
LCOM 3021Disease and Intervention IV: Gastroenterology, Dermatology6
LCOM 3022Disease and Intervention V: Endocrinology and Reproductive System, Population Based Medicine 5.75
LCOM 2050Capstone OMS II1.75
LCOM 2114Humanities and Medical Jurisprudence II0.5
LCOM 4024Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2021.75
LCOM 2024Patient-Centered Medicine 2021
LCOM 5001Community Based Family Medicine I10
LCOM 5003Family Medicine II10
LCOM 5100Internal Medicine I10
LCOM 5101Internal Medicine II10
LCOM 5200Surgery I10
LCOM 5300Women's Health10
LCOM 5400Pediatrics10
LCOM 5600Psychiatry/Behavioral Health10
LCOM 5900Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Third Year Core Rotation5
LCOM 6050Capstone OMS III1
Compete 10 credit hours from the following:
LCOM 5500Advanced Clinical Rotation OMS III10
LCOM 5550Advanced Clinical Rotation OMS III5
LCOM 5501Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Rotation OMS III 610
LCOM 6300Advanced Research OMS III10
LCOM 6350Advanced Research OMS III5
LCOM 6998Capstone OMS IV2
Complete a minimum of 20 credit hours from the following selective rotations:
Graduate Medical Education - Selective Rotation 2
Graduate Medical Education - Selective Rotation 2
Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education Selective 2, 6
Complete a minimum of 55 credit hours from the following elective rotations: 1,2
Undergraduate Fellowship: OMM, OPP I 1,3
Undergraduate Fellowship: OMM, OPP II 1,3
Undergraduate Fellowship: Teaching I 1,4
Undergraduate Fellowship: Teaching II 1,4
Undergraduate Fellowship: Research I 1,5
Undergraduate Fellowship: Research II 1,5
Research/Academic Studies 1
Non-Clinical Elective Rotation 1
Research Elective Rotation 1
Family Medicine Elective
Family Medicine Elective
Internal Medicine Elective
Internal Medicine Elective
Surgery Elective
Surgery Elective
Women’s Health Elective
Women's Health
Pediatrics Elective
Pediatrics Elective
Specialty Medicine Elective
Specialty Medicine Elective
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Elective
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Elective
Underserved Care & Medical Outreach
Underserved Care & Medical Outreach Elective
Emergency Medicine Elective 6
Emergency Medicine Elective
Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Elective Rotation
OMM/NMM Elective Rotation
The following electives are available, but do not count towards the Degree Completion Plan
Preclinical Elective: Medical Outreach
Preclinical Elective: Advanced Studies in Anatomy
Preclinical Elective: Research

No more than 10 non-clinical credit hours can be applied towards the degree.


At least 20 credit hours must be performed in the Spring Semester of the student’s OMS IV year. A total of 77 credit hours must be completed in OMS-IV. Additional selective rotations can be used to fulfill elective requirements.


LCOM 6801 and LCOM 6802 must be taken together and cannot be taken separately


LCOM 6811 and LCOM 6812 must be taken together and cannot be taken separately


LCOM 6821 and LCOM 6822 must be taken together and cannot be taken separately


At least 10 credit hours must be completed during a 4-week Emergency Medicine clinical rotation, choose from the following courses: LCOM 5501, LCOM 5980, or LCOM 7800

Graduation Requirements

A student who has fulfilled all the academic requirements may be granted the degree Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) provided the student1:

  1. Has satisfactorily completed all of the curriculum and rotations requirements at a COCA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine including at a minimum the last two years of his/her education at LUCOM.
  2. Has completed all academic requirements in no more than six years from the date of matriculation (150% of the standard time), except where an exception is required by law or statute.2
  3. Has complied with all the curricular, legal, and financial requirements of the university.
  4. Has attended the compulsory portions of orientation and senior week, including graduation rehearsal and the graduation ceremony, at which time they take the osteopathic oath.
  5. Has passed COMLEX Level I and both components of COMLEX Level 2 (CE and PE3) of the examination administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. 4
  6. Has reached at least 21 years of age.
  7. Has demonstrated the ethical, personal, and professional qualities deemed necessary by the LUCOM faculty for the practice of osteopathic medicine and gained the recommendation for graduation from the Student Progress Committee.
  8. Has demonstrated suitability for the practice of osteopathic medicine to the administration and LUCOM faculty through action of the Student Progress Committee as evidenced by their conduct, ethical and professional behavior, demonstrations of medical knowledge and skills, displaying responsibility for patient care, and exhibiting integrity in the conduct of clinical and academic activities.
  9. Has demonstrated compliance with the Code of Behavioral Conduct.

Degrees are not awarded solely upon the completion of any prescribed number of courses, credits, or upon passing a prescribed number of examinations. Granting of the degree requires in addition, that the LUCOM faculty believes the student has attained sufficient maturity of thought, ethics, and professional proficiency to serve the public as an osteopathic physician. Matriculation and enrollment does not guarantee the issuance of a degree without satisfactorily meeting the aforementioned curriculum and degree requirements. Students will not receive a diploma until all degree requirements are fulfilled. Students must complete all degree requirements by December 31 to be allowed to participate in the May Commencement/Senior Week activities of the same calendar year.


1.6 Degree-Granting Body


6.3 Maximum Length of Completion


COMLEX 2-PE was temporarily suspended in April 2020, suspended indefinitely in February 2021, and formally discontinued in June 2022.



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