DO Curriculum

Your osteopathic medicine curriculum is structured to provide you with a strong foundation in both science and clinical knowledge, so you can succeed in providing comprehensive healthcare to your patients. You will integrate your didactic learning in your first year through experiences with patient-actors and simulation technology, as well as in the gross anatomy lab, primary care lab, and osteopathic manipulative medicine lab. 

Year One - Begin Your Journey

Your curriculum starts with a focus on the multiple systems of the human body. Your first year teaches by integrating and applying diverse clinical concepts through lectures, laboratory sessions, and an introduction to osteopathic principles and practices.

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Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms

Musculoskeletal System 1

Host Defense Mechanisms

Cardiopulmonary System

 

Endocrine System 1

Renal System 1

Gastrointestinal System 1

Reproductive Systems & Development 1

Neuroscience 1

 

Clinical Skills 1

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Clinical Skills 2

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 1

 

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2

Year Two - Evolving Your Skills

Your second-year curriculum ranges from behavioral medicine to clinical reasoning. Multiple classes advance the teachings of year one and enhance your understanding of the human body through osteopathic clinical practices.

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Neuroscience 2

Behavioral Medicine

Musculoskeletal System 2

Skin, Blood, Lymph

Cardiovascular System

Clinical Skills Assessment

 

Respiratory System

Gastrointestinal System 2

Renal System 2

Endocrine System 2

Reproductive Systems & Development 2

Pediatrics

Clinical Reasoning

Clinical Skills 3

 

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Clinical Skills 4

 

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 3

 
 

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4

 

Year Three - Taking Theory Into Practice

You will start clinicals during your third year. Over the next 22 months, you will do 20 one-month clerkships to provide you with clinical experience and training.

The third-year curriculum includes:

Year Four - Completing Your Discipline

You will have significant input in your fourth-year schedule in order to maximize your internship and residency options. 

The fourth-year curriculum includes: