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Join Us at VCOM

Get top-quality osteopathic training and join us in our mission to bring exceptional care to the medically underserved in rural, richly diverse, and international communities.

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What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

Osteopathic medicine is a distinct branch of medicine in the United States. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) emphasize the interrelated unity of all systems in the body, each working with the other to heal in times of illness.

  • 149,000 physicians are currently practicing osteopathic medicine in the United States (2023).
  • 60% of all osteopathic physicians enter primary care.
  • Osteopathic physicians currently care for more than 35 million Americans.
  • Physicians are more likely to practice osteopathic medicine in small communities and rural areas.

THE D.O. DIFFERENCE

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Our Focus on Future Physicians

Our physicians are comprehensively trained, patient-focused, and passionate about giving back. As DOs, we emphasize preventive medicine, a patient-centered approach to care, and empowering patients to strive toward the body’s natural, optimal state of function, self-healing and health.

Why VCOM?

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Tour a VCOM Campus

We invite you to visit your choice of VCOM locations in Virginia, 91Ƶ, Alabama and Louisiana to experience our college and community first-hand, as well as meet current students and faculty, and learn more about osteopathic medicine and our curriculum. 

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Graduates

Residency Match Locations

Each year, thousands of osteopathic medical students participate in the Match, which places fourth year students into residency training programs at teaching health centers across the country.  91Ƶ are very successful in the match with 99% – 100% matching into a residency training program, which far exceeds the national match average each year.

Where Do our students matcH?

93%

of graduates matched into residency on their first attempt

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100%

Residency Placement in 2023 (compared to 98.1% of U.S. DO seniors and 97.7% of U.S. MD seniors)

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98%

first-time pass rate on the COMLEX Level 2 (higher than the national average)

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Cost & Financial Aid

We want to make the financial aid process clear and help you discover all the resources available to help you finance your education. 

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Accepted Students

Once you're in, you'll attend Accepted Students Day at your campus for orientation events, facility tours, and a housing fair. In the meantime, there are some items you can prepare: 

  • Background Check
  • Health and Immunization Forms
  • Health Insurance
  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • Book List

Info for Accepted Students

Our Campuses

While our academic programs follow the same structure across campuses, your medical school experience will be shaped by the location you choose. We have four campuses, each with its own faculty members, student groups, and university affiliations. Schedule a tour of one or more VCOM campuses to decide which is the best fit for you.