2018 White Coat ceremony group of DO students posing for a photo

Osteopathic Medicine

In the doctor of osteopathic medicine program, you will understand the osteopathic philosophy; a person is a unit of mind, body, and spirit, and is capable of self-healing. You will help promote the body’s natural ability to heal while also using the latest technology, pharmaceuticals, surgery, and other treatments.

Program Features

Curriculum

You learn by doing at Touro Nevada. Starting your first year, central to your education is a focus on challenging, yet practical hands-on experiences with patient-actors that ties directly back to your didactic studies. 

Clinicals and Residency

You receive personal attention during clinical years. The clinical program enables you to develop the necessary skills to greater explore areas of individual interest and attain your post-grad residency goal.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

You will have an additional tool in patient care with the foundation of osteopathic medicine that helps a body heal itself.

COCA - Accreditation Resources

Your success is what drives our faculty and staff. Student performance on licensing exams as well as residency placement is critical to your future. 

DO/MPH Dual Degree

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Touro University California (TUC) now provides you, as a Touro University Nevada (TUN) College of Medicine (COM) student, the opportunity to obtain a MPH at TUC through a summer distance learning program. The program includes completing the MPH courses at TUC’s campus during the summer prior to entering COM and the summer after your first year of COM, followed by your Public Health field study during your clinical rotations.

 

Our Students

505
Average MCAT
168
Class Size
98.4%
COMLEX Level 1 1st time pass rate

Admission Requirements

Touro Nevada was established to help address critical needs in healthcare and education, and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. Come be a part of our family.

Requirements Overview

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum 3.0 in science and overall GPA
    • Minimum MCAT score of 500
    • Prerequisites in biology, physics, and inorganic and organic chemistry
    • Physician shadowing experience

Primary Application

Your primary application must be submitted through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS).

Application & Requirements

DO Students

Osteopathic medicine students at Touro Nevada share their experiences in the DO program.

Hear From Our Students
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"I found that through the help of my fellow classmates I'm able to make study groups with them whenever I need to go over stuff. We also have an incredible faculty that are more than willing to explain anything we don't understand."

Chase Beal Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2020

Mission Statement

The Touro University Nevada Osteopathic Medicine program prepares students to become outstanding osteopathic physicians who uphold the values, philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine and who are committed to primary care and the holistic approach to the patient. The program advances the profession and serves its students and society through innovative pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education, research, community service, and multidisciplinary and osteopathic clinical services.

Mahdika Underwood

“I’m so relieved that I was able to match here in Las Vegas,” said Mahdika Underwood, who will do her residency in Pediatrics. “I had received offers from California and Florida, but my family and I love it here, so we are thrilled to be staying.”

Mahdika Underwood Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Touro University Nevada Medical Students Achieve 100% Residency Placement During Match Day

Touro University Nevada 2019 Match Day

Touro Nevada News

Meet Your Dean

Wolfgang Gilliar.

Choosing a competitive program that fits your philosophy and allows you to pursue your personal goals is challenging. As Nevada’s largest medical school and a division of an international university system, Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a distinctive osteopathic approach, embracing the tenet that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself, emphasizing wellness. This approach to medicine is one in which 1 in 4 medical students are choosing.

Our central focus at Touro Nevada is you. You will succeed through intellectual challenges and clinical engagement. You will have the support of fellow students in reaching your goals and aspirations, while the curriculum will provide the resources and environment to grow personally, academically, and professionally.

If you are ready to challenge yourself and share our passion for patient care, I welcome your application to Touro Nevada.  You will find this program will challenge you to become the physician you aspire to be.

Best regards,
Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar
Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine

Supporting Your Goals

Your goals are supported at Touro Nevada. You can receive academic and personal support, get involved in clubs and organizations, and enjoy life in Southern Nevada.

Life at Touro Nevada

Technology & Facilities

Touro Nevada understands that innovation in technology and our facilities are a vital component to your success. Investment into equipment, technology, classrooms are on-going and part of Touro Nevada's commitment to students.

Explore Campus Facilities

Your Faculty

Your Touro Nevada faculty are more than professors. They are leaders in their respective fields. You will also be supported by staff who are dedicated to students and the university.

Your Faculty & Staff