VCOM 2022 Annual Report

Programs of Study

V COM is an innovative, four-year, private, non-profit medical school with four campuses offering the DO degree. Osteopathic medicine offers a whole-person approach to treatment and care. DOs are trained to listen to and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well. Osteopathic physicians are licensed in every state to practice the full scope of medicine, including examining patients, diagnosing illness, writing prescriptions and performing surgery. DOs receive specialized training in the musculoskeletal system, the body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, they offer patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today. Osteopathic physicians focus on prevention by tuning in to how a patient’s lifestyle and environment can impact their wellbeing. DOs strive to help patients be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

DO with Research Distinction M also recognize the importance of continuous advancement in medical practice through cutting-edge research findings. Students are encouraged to actively conduct a research project to gain experience in basic and applied research and advance scientific knowledge. This will enable DO clinicians to understand how their profession is evolving and can contribute to the effort for the advancement of medical research. Students will complete a research project designed and conducted with a faculty research mentor. After successfully completing the project, the student will be awarded a DO degree with recognition of Research Distinction at graduation. 474 VCOM graduates earned their DO degrees in 2022 and entered residencies any students at VCOM have a desire to conduct research as part of their medical education experience. Faculty and students

16 VCOM graduates earned their DO degree with recognition of Research Distinction in 2022. There are currently 120 students enrolled in the program with 60 faculty mentors involved.



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