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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Department of Behavioral Medicine

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

It was Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who was quoted as saying, "One must know of the person who has the disease as much as one must know of the disease the person has." Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, in the Hippocratic tradition, emphasized and expanded the integration of structure and function. The Behavioral Medicine curriculum provides the coursework and clerkship that builds the foundation for the practice of holistic medicine. An emphasis is placed upon the importance of treating each patient in the context of that individual's unique biopsychosocial matrix.