More About the Program

Building on a century of compassionate medical education, Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) has been educating osteopathic physicians and surgeons since 1900. Our more than 7,000 graduates serve in hospitals, medical schools, private practices, and government facilities across the country. And we continue to provide almost 13 percent of osteopathic physicians and surgeons practicing in the United States today.

The training in osteopathic medicine you receive at MWU is rigorous — in 2017 98 percent of CCOM students passed the COMLEX Part I Exam the first time. Because Midwestern's reputation precedes you, our clinical partners welcome you into outstanding rotations, internships, and residencies throughout the city, state, and country. The number of CCOM graduates' who match into their first- or second-choice residencies surpasses the national match rate.

Nearly 200 D.O.s graduate from CCOM each year, and your future patients appreciate what you learn at MWU. After all, your compassion, caring, skill, and service contribute to their well-being.

The Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators offers postgraduate training for osteopathic physicians who want to become more effective medical educators.

CCOM also sponsors an annual Mini-Medical School open to community members who are interested in personal and public health issues.

Learn more about osteopathic medicine as a career.


At Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, our focus on learning begins with strong coursework in every department.  More ››

Master Faculty Series

The Master Faculty Series is designed for all educators, e.g. hospital-based clinicians, community preceptors, residency faculty, course instructors and guest lecturers who want to enhance their knowledge and ability to educate osteopathic medical students. Topics covered in the Master Faculty Series range from simulation in the classroom to giving effective feedback. Sessions are held on Wednesday or Thursday nights from 6:00pm - 8:30pm in Alumni Hall and dinner is included.Category 1-A CME credit is awarded through the AOA free of charge.  More ››

Continuing Medical Education

At Midwestern University, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) offers continuing medical education to advance the knowledge of medical professionals and improve the quality of health care provided to patients.  More ››

Clinical Education: Rotations: Contacts & Match Programs

Match Programs and Contacts for the Clinical Education Coordinators in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) programs at Midwestern University's campus in Downers Grove, Illinois  More ››

Electives Catalog

Electives Catalog for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at the Downers Grove, Illinois campus of Midwestern University  More ››

Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School at Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) is a four-session medical education program open to anyone in the community interested in personal and public health care issues.  More ››