Osteopathic Medical Schools

A state by state listing of the 33 osteopathic medical schools which are located in 45 locations throughout the United States. Come back to this webpage often because osteopathic medical schools are rapidly expanding each year. 

ALABAMA

  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM)
  • Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus (VCOM-Auburn)

ARIZONA

  • A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/School of Osteopathic Medicine-Arizona (ATSU/SOMA)
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM)

CALIFORNIA

  • Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM-CA)
  • Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP)

COLORADO

  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

FLORIDA

  • LECOM-Bradenton Campus (LECOM-Bradenton)
  • Nova Southeastern University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM)

GEORGIA

  • Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)

ILLINOIS

  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM)

INDIANA

  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)

IOWA

  • Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM)

KENTUCKY

  • University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM)

OHIO

  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)

OKLAHOMA

  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences- College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM)

MAINE

  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM)

MICHIGAN

  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine - East Lansing (MSUCOM)
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Detroit Medical Center (MSUCOM-DMC)
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Macon University Center (MSUCOM-MUC)

MISSISSIPPI

  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCU-COM)

MISSOURI

  • A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU/KCOM)
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM)

NEVADA

  • Touro University of Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine-Nevada Campus (TUNCOM-NV)

NEW JERSEY

  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM)

NEW MEXICO

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)

NEW YORK

  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology (NYCOM/NYIT)
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Harlem (TouroCOM-Harlem)
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown (TouroCOM-Middletown)

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)

OKLAHOMA

  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM)

OREGON

  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest (WesternU/COMP-Northwest)

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM-Seton Hall)

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC)

TENNESSEE

  • Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)

TEXAS

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at Forth Worth (UNTHSC/TCOM)

VIRGINIA

  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine Center for Medical and Health Sciences (LUCOM)
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM-Virginia Campus)

WASHINGTON

  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM)

WEST VIRGINIA

  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM)

Applying to Osteopathic Medical Schools

Once upon a time, it used to be that if you couldn't get into an allopathic (MD) medical school then you would go to an osteopathic medical school (DO) as your backup choice.

This is no longer the case.

Getting into a DO school is just as tough or even more competitive than MD schools nowadays.

When applying to DO schools you do have the advantage that their application cycle runs much later than MD schools. Which is why you can submit your application as late as January in some cases and not be too far behind. Obviously you could never do that with the allopathic application cycle though.

Just remember with DO schools you will have an extra 200 hours or so of additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).


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