Choosing a medical school can be challenging and finding a good match for your personal philosophy can be even more challenging. That is the big secret; finding a competitive program that fits your values and prepares you to pursue your personal goals. At Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM), we are looking for students who are ready to challenge themselves, who share our passion for patient care and are willing to go the extra mile to reach their goals.
TUNCOM is Nevada’s largest medical school, a division of an international university system, offering a distinctive osteopathic approach to medicine concentrating on holistic, patient-centered care. Central to the osteopathic philosophy is the tenant that the body, given the chance, has an inherent ability to heal itself, proactively emphasizing wellness and the prevention of disease and disability; a growing philosophic approach in which 1 in 4 medical students are choosing to train.
Our central focus is on positioning students to succeed through intellectual challenge and clinical engagement. TUNCOM’S Basic and Clinical Sciences faculty work collaboratively and are driven to support each individual in reaching their goals and aspirations. We accomplish this through a systems based curriculum and by providing students with the educational resources and environment to grow academically, professionally and personally.
As an active participant in their education, students experience practical, real world application of the foundational concepts embedded throughout the curriculum. Whether it is through interactive lectures, engagement with a trained, standardized patient or working with patients in the community, our focus is on the student’s development. Medical students at TUN find themselves as part of a larger, interdisciplinary community of aspiring health care professionals, working under one roof to forge a healthier future for the families of the region.
At TUNCOM, we enjoy a relationship with our community and regional hospitals that provide an educational experience unique to Southern Nevada. These relationships allow for all students to remain in the Las Vegas valley during that crucial first year of clinical experiences while still enjoying the support the University’s resources. This also allows us to offer advanced clinical tracks in the third year, giving students a competitive advantage, a program unique to TUNCOM.
If our program sounds like it fits your philosophy and will support you in reaching your goals, I welcome your application to our school. I hope you will find, in TUNCOM, a program that challenges you to become the medical professional you aspire to become.
Paul Kalekas, DO
Interim Dean – College of Osteopathic Medicine