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, the 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      58.2
Second Year    62.6
Third Year         74
Fourth Year        68
Total    262.8

Note: The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine program reserves the right to alter its curriculum as appropriate for the essential professional preparation of its students.

* Electives in first and second years are optional. There are 24 weeks of mandatory electives in the third and fourth years.

First Year / Pre-Clinical Block (Fall - Spring Quarters)

Year Total
OMS I Curriculum
ANATD 1511Histology (F)2.5
ANATD 1521Neuroscience (S)6
ANATD 1550Gross Anatomy/Embryology (F,W,S)7
BIOCD 1501Biochemistry I (F)5
BIOCD 1502Biochemistry II (W)4.5
CLIND 1500Health Care Communication I (W)1
CLIND 1501Foundations in Osteopathic Medicine (F)4.7
CLIND 1503Behavioral Health Assessment (S)2
CLIND 1550Patient Symptom Presentations (F,W,S)7
CLIND 1551Physical Exam Skills (F,W,S)2
CORED 1599Interprofessional Education I1
OMEDD 1550Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture (F,W,S)2.5
OMEDD 1551Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Workshop (F,W,S)3
PHYSD 1501Physiology I4
PHYSD 1502Physiology II6
 Electives*
Total

Second Year / Pre-Clinical Block

Year Total
OMS II Curriculum
CLIND 1603Mental Illness and Treatments (S)1.5
CLIND 1650Clinical Symptom Integration (F,W,S)15
CLIND 1651Simulated Patient Care (F,W,S)4.5
MICRD 1651Infectious Disease, Etiologic Agents and the Immune Response (F,W)13
OMEDD 1650Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Lecture (F,W,S)1.1
OMEDD 1651Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine-Workshop (F,W,S)2.5
PATHD 1601Pathology I (F)5
PATHD 1602Pathology II (W)6
PATHD 1603Pathology III (S)4
PHARD 1650Pharmacology (F,W,S)10
 Electives*
Total

Third Year / Clinical Block (Summer - Spring Quarters)

Year Total74
Third Year (12 months)
CLIND 1702Clinical Skills Assessment I (F)1
CLIND 1703Clinical Skills Assessment II (S)1
CLROD 1700Elective I 6
FMEDD 1702Family Medicine Rotation/Community Health18
IMEDD 1702Internal Medicine Rotation I12
OBGYD 1702Obstetrics and Gynecology Rotation9
PEDID 1702Pediatrics Rotation9
PSYCD 1702Psychiatry Clerkship6
SURGD 1702 Surgery Rotation I12
Total74

Fourth Year

Year Total68
Fourth Year Rotations (Option 1)
CLIND 1800Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA)2
CLROD 1800Elective Rotations II-VII42
EMEDD 1805Emergency Medicine Rotation6
FMEDD 1802Family Medicine6
IMEDD 1802Internal Medicine Rotation II6
OMEDD 1801Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation6
Total
Fourth Year Rotations (Option 2)
CLIND 1800Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA)2
CLROD 1800Elective Rotations II-VII42
EMEDD 1805Emergency Medicine Rotation6
IMEDD 1802Internal Medicine Rotation II6
OMEDD 1801Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation6
SURGD 1802 Surgery Rotation II6
Total
Fourth Year Rotations (Option 3)
CLIND 1800Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA)2
CLROD 1800Elective Rotations II-VII42
EMEDD 1805Emergency Medicine Rotation6
FMEDD 1802Family Medicine6
OMEDD 1801Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation6
SURGD 1802 Surgery Rotation II6
Total
Fourth Year Rotations (Option 4)
CLIND 1800Integrated Clinical Activities (ICA)2
CLROD 1800Elective Rotations II-VII42
EMEDD 1805Emergency Medicine Rotation6
OMEDD 1801Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation6
IMEDD 1802Internal Medicine Rotation II12
Total

First Professional Year:

Total:
Summer
OPTOG 1697 A-COptometric Competency Course1- 12
PATHG 1634Pathology III5
PHARD 1653Pharmacology III2
Total
Fall
CLIND  1490Directed Study2
OPTOG 1725Pediatric Optometry1
PHARD 1651Pharmacology I2.5
Total
Winter
OPTOG 1797 A-DOptometric Competency Course1-12
PPRAG 1437Informatics1.5
PPRAD 1710Professional Development III1
Total
Spring
OPTOG 1522Optometry Business Management I2
OPTOG 1727Optometry Business Management II2
MICRD 1622Infectious Diseases & Their Etiologic Agents3
Total