College of Osteopathic Medicine

Programs Offered

Our Mission

To improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate osteopathic physicians, health educators, researchers and scholars.

Our Vision

  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will be a leader in innovative medical education, both undergraduate and graduate, by meeting the highest standards of academic and clinical achievement.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will be a cultivator of distinctive educators and students who discover, disseminate, and apply new knowledge.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine, through innovative design, will develop methods/processes to educate our students in the pursuit of delivering services that enhance health, wellness and education in our local, national, and global communities.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will engage in and enable research and scholarly activity to advance the knowledge of health care, osteopathic medicine and in the sciences and technologies that will shape medicine, science, and education.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will encourage, enable, and enhance the creation and development of graduate medical education, by lending support, education, and resources to further the goal of creating graduate opportunities in osteopathic medicine.

News and Updates

1987 alumnus receives AAO top honor

Robert Orenstein, D.O.’87, is a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Phoenix, and he chairs the division of infectious diseases at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He has been editor-in-chief of the Journal of the …

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Once a doctor, always a doctor

MEDICAL SCHOOL PERMANENTLY CHANGES YOU. It changes not only how you think, but also how you see people and, in turn, how they see and think about you. This has been most evident to me over the past several years, …

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Alumnus crushes the Iditarod – on foot – for the sixth time

Eric Johnson’s idea of a good time is no walk in the park. It’s a 1,000- mile slog that he does on foot with Old Man Winter up wind-whipped mountain passes, over rivers, across desolate tundras and through dense forests …

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A story of resilience, inner strength and the U.S. Marine Corps

Anyone who lands a seat in medical school in this highly competitive era is, numerically speaking, a rarity. That Stephanie Zobel did that after serving five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating from Ohio State University and then giving …

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Students embrace getting, giving flu vaccines

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. In 2016-2017, for example, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, 2.6 million …

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Student explores link between climate change and cardiovascular health

Harikrishna “Kris” Halaharvi, D.O.’21, M.P.H.’23, completed an eight-week internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, during July and August 2019.  He was selected to participate in this internship as part of the DMU Department …

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A lot of moving parts

As in the human body, the anatomy department at DMU has … a lot of MOVING PARTS Anatomy faculty at DMU have a significant teaching load, given they teach courses taken by all students in DMU’s four clinical programs and the …

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Alumnus leaves enduring impact

Roger Monsour, D.O.’63, and his wife of 57 years, Barbara Harken Monsour, met and married while he was a student at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (COMS), now DMU. Through his career as an anesthesiologist, he and Mrs. …

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ASK alumni share residency stories, advice

For medical students, seeking and landing residencies – the training they go on to pursue after graduating – can be fraught with uncertainty and apprehension. How do they explore their options? What factors are most important to consider? How can …

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