About TCOM


Named as one of the nation’s top 50 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. Approximately 65 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 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.

Don N. Peska, DO, MEd, FACOS

Professor of Surgery and Dean


This page was last modified on November 3, 2016