Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Curriculum

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 proactively modifies its curriculum to meet the needs of the practice of osteopathic medicine in the 21st century. To that end, our curriculum is being progressively enhanced with increasing alignment and integration of basic science and clinical sciences material. CCOM courses maintain rigorous standards by introducing the course material with interactive presentation methods in the manner that osteopathic physicians approach the patient in the clinical setting.

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 Total70.95
Fall Quarter (14 weeks)
ANAT 1550Gross Anatomy/Embryology6.5
ANAT 1511Histology4
BIOC 1500Biochemistry2
BIOC 1501Biochemistry4
CORE 1599Interprofessional Education I1
CLIN 1550Patient Symptom Presentations2.5
CLIN 1501CLIN 1501 Foundations of Medicine (FoM) DG4.7
CLIN 1551Physical Exam Skills.75
OMED  1550 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture1
OMED 1551Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop1.5
Total27.95
Winter Quarter (10 weeks)
ANAT 1550Gross Anatomy/Embryology6.5
BIOC 1502Biochemistry5
CLIN 1500Health Care Communication I1
CLIN 1550Patient Symptom Presentations2.5
CLIN 1551Physical Exam Skills.75
OMED  1550 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture1
OMED 1551Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop1.5
PHYS 1501Physiology I5
Total23.25
Spring Quarter (10 weeks)
ANAT 1521Neuroscience8
CLIN 1550Patient Symptom Presentations2.5
CLIN 1551Physical Exam Skills.75
OMED  1550 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture1
OMED 1551Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop1.5
PHYS 1502Physiology II5
PSYC 1503Psychiatry I2
 Electives*
Total19.75

Second Year

Year Total69
Fall Quarter (14 weeks)
CLIN 1650Clinical Symptom Integration5
CLIN 1651Simulated Patient Care1.5
MICR 1601Immunology3
OMED 1650Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture1
OMED 1651Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop1.5
PATH 1601Pathology I5
PHAR 1650Pharmacology4
 Electives*
Total26
Winter Quarter (10 weeks)
CLIN 1650Clinical Symptom Integration5
CLIN 1651Simulated Patient Care1.5
OMED 1650Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture1
OMED 1651Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop1.5
PATH 1602Pathology II6
PHAR 1650Pharmacology4
 Electives*
Total25
Spring Quarter (10 weeks)
CLIN 1650Clinical Symptom Integration5
CLIN 1651Simulated Patient Care1.5
OMED 1650Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture1
OMED 1651Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop1.5
PATH 1603Pathology III5
PHAR 1650Pharmacology2
PSYC 1605Psychiatry II2
 Electives*
Total18

Third Year (12 months)

Year Total73
Third Year (12 months)
CLIN 1700Clinical Performance Evaluation1
CLRO 1700Elective I 6
FMED 1702Family Medicine Rotation/Community Health18
IMED 1702Internal Medicine Rotation I12
OBGY 1702Obstetrics and Gynecology Rotation9
PEDI 1702Pediatrics Rotation9
PSYC 1702Psychiatry Clerkship6
SURG  1702 Surgery Rotation I12
Total73

Fourth Year Rotation

Year Total68
Fourth Year Rotations (12 months) (Option 1)
CLIN 1800Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA)2
CLRO 1800Elective Rotations II-VI36
EMED 1805Emergency Medicine Rotation6
FMED 1802Family Medicine6
IMED 1802Internal Medicine Rotation II6
OMED 1801Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation6
SURG  1802 Surgery Rotation II6
Total
Fourth Year Rotations (Option 2)
CLRO 1800Elective Rotations II-VI36
EMED 1805Emergency Medicine Rotation6
CLIN 1800Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA)2
OMED 1801Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation6
IMED 1802Internal Medicine Rotation II12
SURG  1802 Surgery Rotation II6
Total