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.
CHASE BEAL: Medical school in itself is just difficult. It's meant to be difficult. We're learning a lot and we have a lot of volume of material that they expect us to master in a short amount of time. So those rigors are difficult but you can make it through it here at Touro. I found that through the help of my fellow classmates, I'm able to make study groups and meet with them whenever I need to go over stuff. We also have an incredible faculty that are more than willing to explain anything that we don't understand. The open door policy here at Touro has been something that has been a huge blessing for me because a lot of times I'm studying and I don't know what a slide is saying I don't want to wait and make an appointment for next week to find out, I want to know right now so that I can continue with my studying and not get hung up on that, and that's exactly what the open door policy allows me to do.
PUJA PATEL: At other schools, you have to email the professors beforehand and ask them if they have time for you to go in there and meet with them versus here the door is always open. If I have a question, I can just walk down the faculty hall they're always there. They'll either ask me questions to make sure I understand the topic, give me additional resources, they're very encouraging. It's very comforting to know that help is very close if I need it.
NARRATOR: Students utilize cutting-edge technologies in the Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation to help hone their skills. They also gain comprehensive hands-on experience in the cadaver lab and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Lab.
MARSHALL KIRSH: You almost feel like every day you're doing something that's hand on, which is really, really interesting and really keeps you focused and motivated to keep going because you're seeing a practical aspect, especially with the osteopathic training that we get. In the lab that I'm in right now, every week we come in here for two hours where we learn the techniques, hand on, that we have learned in the didactic portion of the schooling. In addition to that, the first year of medical school we spent hours and hours in the cadaver lab, and in the anatomy lab doing something which only a few, if you think about it, less than one percent of students in this country get to do, and that's to really learn anatomy in detail that I feel is really important for a future medical professional to be able to do.
ANDREW GERENRAICH: Working in the labs are some of my favorite parts, especially because these are some of the times where you get to synthesize all of the information you're learning. Our curriculum is created in such a way that everything is aligned, so the anatomy that you're learning in the cadaver lab, your also applying in the OMM Lab so it's great because you can take images that you've learned from the anatomy lab and kind of transpose them over to people you are working on in the OMM lab. You can see exactly where certain muscles are running and exactly where nerves are lying and that's great.
NARRATOR: In the third and fourth years of the program, students participate in local clinical rotations to further their learning in real working environments. In doing so, they are able to stay in the Southern Nevada area for the duration of the program, with access to easy and affordable housing close to campus.
CHASE BEAL: Touro is a very unique school, in the sense that we can do every single one of our rotations within forty minutes of this campus. That is something that is unheard of at most other campuses. For me that was a huge deal because that means I don't have to worry about staying in another state for a month, leaving my wife at home because she has a job, so to be able to do everything here close, being able to have high-quality hospitals, and any experience I want to have, I can have it here in the valley of Vegas.
NARRATOR: In Nevada, the opportunity is great for physicians to practice here.
LAURA MCCAVERA: I came from New York, but I plan to practice here since there is a doctor shortage out here, we really need more doctors out here. I like the idea of working with local doctors, getting to see the patients I might see one day in my own practice, and really getting to know the community of other physicians and healthcare workers, and building relationships that I can use in my future career.
NARRATOR: The Touro campus is designed to provide a supportive environment that fosters a spirit of community.
MARSHALL KIRSH: This is exactly what I want as a medical student. The fact that everything is so close to each other, if I have a problem, I can just go right down the hallway to a professor's office. I don't have to walk halfway across campus and then all the way back. Also, you see students from other programs, and because everyone is in the same building, you really get to meet people with different experiences in healthcare and you get to have the discussions that you may not get in other places where everything is so spread out and so separate. You really get to understand the differences and the teamwork that it takes to be a healthcare professional.
NARRATOR: Touro also strives to foster a connection with the students and community at large. There are meaningful service learning opportunities integrated into the curriculum, as well as volunteer opportunities that are available through student groups.
PUJA PATEL: Once a week we go to Shade Tree women's shelter to serve dinner to the women and children that live and as a medical student, it's kind of hard to see what goes on in the outside world as your always in the library but going out and into the community is very humbling to give back and you know, just take some time off from studying and do something that's actually meaningful and valuable.
NARRATOR: At Touro, we're committed to giving students the tools, mentorship, experiences, and resources they need to succeed every step of the way. From their White Coat Ceremony through graduation. That's why the College of Osteopathic has an almost 100% residency placement. As our campus and program continues to grow and expand, so too does our student body. Each year, we look forward to welcoming a new cohort of passionate, driven students who share our commitment to improving healthcare. A group of future doctors and leaders, whose journeys all begin right here. See yourself here, at Touro Nevada.
DO Program Features
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.
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.
You will have an additional tool in patient care with the foundation of osteopathic medicine that helps a body heal itself.
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.
Your success is what drives our faculty and staff. Student performance on licensing exams as well as residency placement is critical to your future.
The aim of this strategic plan is to stimulate, support and guide enthusiastic implementation by talented teams of faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders.
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.
- 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
Your primary application must be submitted through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS).
Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine achieves 100% residency match/placement for its medical students
“We are very pleased with this year’s outcome of Match Week 2023. Our students did spectacularly."Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University Nevada
You are joining a community of motivated and successful leaders in healthcare and education fields.
Meet Your Dean
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.
Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar
Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine
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.
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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
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