Colleges: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM)

Downers Grove, IL Campus

CCOM, the founding college of Midwestern University, develops osteopathic physicians as both scientists and practitioners of the healing arts who regard the body as an integrated whole. Since its beginning in 1900, the College has graduated more than 6,000 alumni and accounts for nearly 13 percent of all practicing osteopathic physicians and surgeons in the United States today.

College departments include anatomy, anesthesiology, biochemistry, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, microbiology and immunology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, pathology, pediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, behavioral sciences (psychiatry), radiology, and surgery.

CCOM offers more than 21 postdoctoral programs in areas ranging from cardiology, critical care, gastroenterology, and geriatrics to neurosurgery and rheumatology, as well as continuing medical education (CME) and exceptional clinical rotation experiences.

The College also supports two important initiatives. The Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators continues the legacy of J. Richard Costin, D.O., to prepare future generations of osteopathic medical educators. MWU's annual Mini Medical School, a four-week medical education program open to anyone in the community interested in personal and public heath care issues, is an opportunity to learn about topics discussed in medical school.

Learn more about the osteopathic medicine program at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.