Named as one of the nation’s top medical schools for primary care by U.S. News & World Report, TCOM is a leader in training physicians skilled in comprehensive primary care and rural medicine. Over 60 percent of TCOM’s graduates practice primary care medicine, helping reduce the shortage of physicians in our Texas communities. Many others successfully practice in specialty careers ranging from aerospace medicine to cardiovascular surgery.
From the first semester, students in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program are placed in one of our primary care clinics to directly experience community health care and related issues. Students will continue the clinical phase of their medical education with core rotations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics.
TCOM excels through its innovative medical school curriculum, cutting-edge research, quality patient care, and outstanding student performance in both the classroom and in the clinics. Whether they are the only doctor serving a rural community or a specialist at a major medical center, TCOM graduates distinguish themselves as clinical leaders, teachers and scholars.
The College shall have as its mission the following:
Create solutions for a healthier community by preparing tomorrow’s patient-centered physicians and scientists and advancing the continuum of medical knowledge, discovery, and osteopathic health care.
In fulfillment of its mission, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine shall:
- Recruit and support a diverse student body with the academic and humanistic qualifications to become accomplished osteopathic physicians dedicated to patient care and service to their communities;
- Provide a curriculum that is evidence-based and grounded in the learning sciences;
- Offer clinical experiences that prepare its graduates for diverse careers in medical practice;
- Promote scientific discovery through mentored research;
- Create opportunities for postdoctoral education in support of the health care workforce in the State of Texas.