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Program Curriculum Description

DCOM's curriculum is a four-year, full-time academic and clinical degree program leading to granting the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).

The curriculum will stress the interdependence of the biological, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. The emphasis will be on educating physicians for primary care medicine, employing the distinctive osteopathic principles for the maintenance of health and treatment of disease.

The curriculum is divided into two phases:

Pre-Clinical Sciences

Pre-clinical Sciences

Years 1 and 2 of our curriculum.

Clinical Experiences

Clinical Experiences

Years 3 and 4 of our curriculum.

A primary care physician must be skilled in problem solving and demonstrate expertise in diagnosis. In order to achieve this goal, the DCOM curricula emphasizes the integration of the basic and clinical sciences in medical practice.


LMU-DCOM Core Competency (Program Learning Outcomes-PLOs) Map

To evaluate, document and enhance the program’s effectiveness, the LMU-DCOM Assessment Department
directs, manages and facilitates a broad range of assessment initiatives. Organized around the seven core
competencies, data is collected on all program defined student learning outcomes. 

LMU-DCOM Core Competency Outcomes Map