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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Instructional Program

As scientists and practitioners of the healing arts, osteopathic physicians subscribe to a philosophy that regards the body as an integrated whole with structures and functions working interdependently. As an extension of this philosophy, osteopathic physicians treat their patients as unique persons with biological, psychological, and sociological needs-an approach that underscores the osteopathic commitment to patient-oriented versus disease-oriented health care. In recognition of this approach, CCOM has developed, and continues to refine, a four-year curriculum that educates students in the biopsychosocial approach to patient care, as well as the basic medical arts and sciences.

Within this curricular format, CCOM students spend their first two years completing a rigorous basic science curriculum and preparing for their clinical studies, including early clinical contact experiences. During their third and fourth years, students rotate through a variety of clinical training sites accruing an impressive 92 weeks of direct patient care experience. By stimulating intellectual curiosity and teaching problem-solving skills, the CCOM curriculum encourages students to regard learning as a lifelong process.

Total Curricular Hours

First Year      70.95
Second Year      69
Third Year         73
Fourth Year        68
Total    289.95

Note: The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

* Electives in 1st and 2nd years are optional. There are 20 weeks of mandatory electives in the 3rd and 4th years.

First Year

Year Total 70.95
Fall Quarter (14 weeks)
ANAT 1550 Gross Anatomy/Embryology 6.5
ANAT 1511 Histology 4
BIOC 1500 Biochemistry 2
BIOC 1501 Biochemistry 4
CORE 1599 Interprofessional Education I 1
CLIN 1550 Patient Symptom Presentations 2.5
CLIN 1501 CLIN 1501 Foundations of Medicine (FoM) DG 4.7
CLIN 1551 Physical Exam Skills .75
OMED  1550 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture 1
OMED 1551 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop 1.5
Total 27.95
Winter Quarter (10 weeks)
ANAT 1550 Gross Anatomy/Embryology 6.5
BIOC 1502 Biochemistry 5
CLIN 1500 Health Care Communication I 1
CLIN 1550 Patient Symptom Presentations 2.5
CLIN 1551 Physical Exam Skills .75
OMED  1550 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture 1
OMED 1551 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop 1.5
PHYS 1501 Physiology I 5
Total 23.25
Spring Quarter (10 weeks)
ANAT 1521 Neuroscience 8
CLIN 1550 Patient Symptom Presentations 2.5
CLIN 1551 Physical Exam Skills .75
OMED  1550 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture 1
OMED 1551 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop 1.5
PHYS 1502 Physiology II 5
PSYC 1503 Psychiatry I 2
  Electives *
Total 19.75

Second Year

Year Total 69
Fall Quarter (14 weeks)
CLIN 1650 Clinical Symptom Integration 5
CLIN 1651 Simulated Patient Care 1.5
MICR 1601 Immunology 3
MICR 1650 Infectious Diseases and Their Etiologic Agents 5
OMED 1650 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture 1
OMED 1651 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop 1.5
PATH 1601 Pathology I 5
PHAR 1650 Pharmacology 4
  Electives *
Total 26
Winter Quarter (10 weeks)
CLIN 1600 Patients, Physicians and Society 1
CLIN 1650 Clinical Symptom Integration 5
CLIN 1651 Simulated Patient Care 1.5
MICR 1650 Infectious Diseases and Their Etiologic Agents 5
OMED 1650 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture 1
OMED 1651 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop 1.5
PATH 1602 Pathology II 6
PHAR 1650 Pharmacology 4
  Electives *
Total 25
Spring Quarter (10 weeks)
CLIN 1650 Clinical Symptom Integration 5
CLIN 1651 Simulated Patient Care 1.5
OMED 1650 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture 1
OMED 1651 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop 1.5
PATH 1603 Pathology III 5
PHAR 1650 Pharmacology 2
PSYC 1605 Psychiatry II 2
  Electives *
Total 18

Third Year (12 months)

Year Total 73
Third Year (12 months)
CLIN 1700 Clinical Performance Evaluation 1
CLRO 1700 Elective I 6
FMED 1702 Family Medicine Rotation/Community Health 18
IMED 1702 Internal Medicine Rotation I 12
OBGY 1702 Obstetrics and Gynecology Rotation 9
PEDI 1702 Pediatrics Rotation 9
PSYC 1702 Psychiatry Clerkship 6
SURG  1702 Surgery Rotation I 12
Total 73

Fourth Year Rotation

Year Total 68
Fourth Year Rotations (12 months) (Option 1)
CLIN 1800 Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA) 2
CLRO 1800 Elective Rotations II-VI 36
EMED 1805 Emergency Medicine Rotation 6
FMED 1802 Family Medicine 6
IMED 1802 Internal Medicine Rotation II 6
OMED 1801 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation 6
SURG  1802 Surgery Rotation II 6
Total
Fourth Year Rotations (Option 2)
CLRO 1800 Elective Rotations II-VI 36
EMED 1805 Emergency Medicine Rotation 6
CLIN 1800 Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA) 2
OMED 1801 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation 6
IMED 1802 Internal Medicine Rotation II 12
SURG  1802 Surgery Rotation II 6
Total