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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

To prepare outstanding osteopathic physicians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to humanity.


The mission of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Program at LMU-DCOM is achieved by:

  • Graduating Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine;
  • Providing a values-based learning community as the context for teaching, research, and service;
  • Serving the health and wellness needs of people within both the Appalachian region and beyond;
  • Focusing on enhanced access to comprehensive health care for underserved communities;
  • Investing in quality academic programs supported by superior faculty and technology;
  • Embracing compassionate, patient-centered care that values diversity, public service and leadership as an enduring commitment to professionalism and the highest ethical standards;
  • Facilitating the growth, development, and maintenance of graduate medical education.

Revised 4/3/19 by LMU-DCOM - approval at Dean's Council Meeting
Approved Revision 5/3/19 by the LMU Board of Trustees



LMU-DCOM Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Revised November 2021 by LMU-DCOM



  1. Maintains full accreditation from AOA-COCA and other accreditors.
  2. The mission, goals and objectives for the DO Program will be evaluated and implemented throughout the curriculum.
  3. Founded on the principles of strong governance, administration, and finance to achieve its mission and objectives.
  4. State-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and resources are available to faculty, staff, students, alumni and community to achieve educational, curricular, and research goals.
  5. The faculty possess the credentials, knowledge, and skills to carry forth the mission of the DO Program.
  6. Recruits and admits a diverse population of qualified students to facilitate successful completion of the medical education experience.
  7. Prepares future clinicians to serve the community with high quality patient-centered health care.
  8. The faculty, students, and post-graduate trainees have the opportunity to participate in research, grants and/or scholarly activities contributing to the advancement of knowledge in medicine.Supports the development and maintenance of graduate medical education programs and prepares students to be competitive for placement into residencies.