Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) seamlessly blends the art and science of medicine, offering modern patient-centered education with expert mentors, advanced technology, and hands-on experiences.

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Established in 1900, CCOM's enduring reputation for excellence guarantees your inclusion in exceptional rotations, internships, and residencies with our esteemed clinical partners.

Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic physicians embrace a holistic philosophy that views the body as an integrated whole, recognizing the interdependence of structure and function. They prioritize individualized care, acknowledging patients' biological, psychological, and sociological needs.

CCOM鈥檚 Modern Approach

To adapt to the evolving landscape of osteopathic medicine in the 21st century, CCOM continuously refines its curriculum. This includes a progressive integration of basic and clinical sciences, upholding rigorous standards through interactive teaching methods that mirror the patient-centered approach of osteopathic physicians in clinical practice.

Clinical Experience

CCOM students have CORE clinical rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, osteopathic manipulative medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and emergency medicine. In addition, they take a core selective rotation in a field of their interest, as well as numerous electives and audition rotations their senior year.

Ready for Practice

Upon graduation with the D.O. degree, graduates have the skills and experience needed to provide excellent patient care and are eligible for postdoctoral residency training in all fields of medicine.

Why Our Program is Exceptional

  • Our Location: We are a small, safe campus, located close to many reputable hospitals in Chicago. 
  • Our Reputation: Our rotation experience is unmatched, and our board pass rates are above the national average. 
  • Our Faculty: prioritize personalized, one-on-one attention with students.
  • What We Care P站视频: We love emphasizing the importance of bedside manner, communication, and forming relationships with patients and their families. 
  • What Sets Us Apart: We offer a state-of-the-art Simulation Center and research training opportunities. 
     

Learn More

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  • Bachelor's degree  
  • Minimum total and science GPA of 2.75  
  • MCAT scores  
  • Two letters of recommendation

CCOM considers those students for admission who possess the academic, professional, and personal qualities necessary to become exemplary osteopathic physicians. To select these students, the College uses a rolling admissions process within a competitive admissions framework.

Students seeking admission to CCOM must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of the admissions course requirements
    • Grades of C or better (grades of C- are not acceptable)
    • To be competitive, students should have minimum cumulative and science GPAs over 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
    • To receive a supplemental application, students must have minimum cumulative and science GPAs of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale   
       
  2. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation   
     
  3. Competitive test scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
    • Average MCAT score for students entering CCOM in 2022 was 510   
      Only MCAT exam scores earned from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the planned enrollment year are acceptable
    • Candidates can register for MCAT tests through the MCAT Program Office at 202-828-0600 or visit for information   
       
  4. Two letters of recommendation
    • One letter from either a premedical advisory committee, prehealth advisor or basic science professor who taught the applicant
    • It is preferred the second letter be written by a U.S. licensed D.O. or M.D. Letters from osteopathic physicians are strongly recommended. Letters written by family members are not acceptable.

Students seeking admission to CCOM must:

  • Demonstrate understanding of and interest in osteopathic medicine
  • Demonstrate service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities
  • Show motivation for, and commitment to, healthcare as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work, or other life experiences
  • Possess verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues
  • Pass the P站视频 fingerprint-based background check
  • Commit to abide by the P站视频 Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy
  • Meet the Technical Standards of the College

To produce excellent osteopathic physicians, CCOM's program emphasizes primary care but includes traditional specialties and subspecialties. Because the DO degree signifies the holder is a physician prepared for entry into the practice of medicine within postgraduate training programs, CCOM graduates must have the knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care, including direct hands-on analysis and treatment.

The following programmatic level objectives describe how CCOM鈥檚 four-year curriculum prepares graduates to practice osteopathic medicine that is of high quality and focused on patient safety.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of established and current biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and epidemiological concepts which are used in providing high-value osteopathic medical care to patients.
  • Students will provide osteopathic medical care to patients that promotes wellness, and when patients become ill, students will treat them with compassion using treatment plans that have been developed using sound clinical judgment that acknowledge patient beliefs and culture.
  • During the pre-clinical and clinical years, students will conduct themselves in a professional manner which includes honesty, courtesy, and accountability. This professional behavior will include written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills with patients, faculty, staff, and colleagues.
  • Students will strive for academic excellence, in their didactic, on-line, and hands-on physical diagnosis and manipulative treatment skill sessions.
  • Students will develop the skills to become self-directed, life-long learners who incorporate evidence-based principles to provide safe, effective, osteopathic medical care.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system and its resources in order to provide patient-centered osteopathic medical care. This knowledge will be used to help improve patient safety and access to care.

Founded in 1900, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) is one of the most respected medical schools in the country. CCOM embraces the osteopathic philosophy of a patient-oriented versus disease-oriented approach to healthcare and prepares students to regard the body as an integrated whole.

Mission
The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) educates osteopathic physicians to provide compassionate, quality care, promote the practice of osteopathic medicine and lifelong learning, research and service.

The mission will be achieved by meeting the following objectives:

  • Demonstrating compassionate care
  • Provide instruction in ethics and communication skills
  • Demonstrating quality educational outcomes
  • Provide instruction in core clinical competencies
  • Providing osteopathic medical care
  • Provide osteopathic medical care in the MWU Multispecialty Clinic
  • Educating students in principles of lifelong learning
  • Provide instruction in principles of lifelong learning
  • Promoting research and scholarly activity
  • Provide instruction in research and scholarly activity
  • Provide elective opportunities for students to participate in research and scholarly activities
  • Sponsoring service-learning experiences through required CCOM class and club service activities
  • Provide service learning experiences
  • Providing introduction to MWU GME through class presentations
  • Integrate MWU GME exposure into the osteopathic student experience
  • Providing instructional material and presentations in preparation for residency placement
  • Prepare students for residency placement
  • Providing faculty development programs

Vision
CCOM achieves educational excellence through:

Leadership
Teamwork
Commitment
Integrity
Professionalism
Diversity
Practice and Application of the Osteopathic Philosophy

Dean's Office:

  • Dean: Thomas A. Boyle, D.O., M.B.A., FACOEP, FACEP
  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Kathleen O'Hagan, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education: Perry Marshall, D.O.
  • Associate Dean, Clinical Education: William Moran, D.O., CS
  • Assessment Manager: Sandy McFarland, M.Ed.
  • Assistant to the Dean: Emily Whitis, M.A., CS
  • Sr. Administrative Assistant: Heba Affaneh, BBA
  • Sr. Administrative Assistant: Michele Boutin

The class matched in 28 states and the District of Columbia (52% in IL). The top states were: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

  • Anesthesiology 鈥 7
  • Child Neurology 鈥 2
  • Emergency Medicine 鈥 19
  • Family Medicine 鈥 31
  • Internal Medicine 鈥 75
  • Neurology 鈥 2
  • OB/GYN 鈥 3
  • Orthopedic Surgery 鈥 3
  • Pathology - 2
  • Pediatrics 鈥 18
  • PM & R 鈥 1
  • Psychiatry 鈥 13
  • Diagnostic Radiology 鈥 2
  • Surgery 鈥 11
  • Urology 鈥 1

Important: Completion of a program of study does not guarantee placement in a residency program, future employment, licensure, or credentialing.

Class Profile

  • Average Age: 24 (age range: 20-43)                
  • Women: 54%
  • Men: 46%                                        
  • Average Overall GPA: 3.69                      
  • Average Science GPA: 3.64
  • Average Composite MCAT: 509

State of Residency

  • Illinois 鈥  42%
  • California 鈥 9%
  • Wisconsin 鈥 7%
  • Florida 鈥 4%
  • Michigan 鈥 3%
  • Massachusetts - 3%
  • Minnesota 鈥 3%
  • 28 states represented and several countries

Most Common Undergraduate Institutions

  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - 18
  • Loyola 鈥 14
  • University of Illinois (Chicago) - 12
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison) - 8
  • Nova Southeastern University 鈥 6
  • University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) 鈥 6

 Most Common Majors in Undergraduate Studies 

  • Biology 30%
  • Biochemistry 9%
  • Neuroscience 8%
  • Biomedical Science 7%
  • Molecular Biology 7%

Class of 2020
Graduation Rate: 98%

Class of 2021
Graduation Rate: 97%

Class of 2022
Graduation Rate: 96%

Class of 2023
Graduation Rate: 92%

The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). COCA is recognized as the accrediting agency for colleges of osteopathic medicine by the United States Office of Education and the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA). CCOM is currently accredited through 2030.

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Placement and Board Pass Rate Statistics

Residency Placement Statistics 
 
Graduation YearNumber of Graduating Students Entering the MatchNumber of Students Offered A PositionNumber of Students Attempting to Match Who Were Not Placed in GMEPercent Matched
20231991990100%
2022192190298.96%
2021202198498.02%
2020193191298.96%

Average percent placed over last 4 years: 98.98%


 

COMLEX-USA Level I Board Pass Rate and Mean (2018-2022)  
 
 LEVEL 1CCOM Pass RateCCOM MeanNational Pass RateNational Mean
202294.09%54892.20%526
202194.90% 55093.70% 530
202098.00% 57394.30% 534
201996.00% 56493.00% 526
201898.50% 58096.00% 558

 

COMLEX-USA Level 2CE Board Pass Rate and Mean (2018-2022)  
 
 LEVEL 2CECCOM Pass RateCCOM MeanNational Pass RateNational Mean
202295.45%57294.50%552
202197.60% 60496.50% 569
202096.40% 58796.80% 561
201997.00% 58995.60% 569
201895.40% 59492.80% 550

 

COMLEX-USA Level 3 Board Pass Rate and Mean (2017-2021)  
 
 LEVEL 3CCOM Pass RateCCOM MeanNational Pass RateNational Mean
202198.4% 62897.0% 578
202099.4% 60697.0% 576
201999.6% 60997.5%572
201898.1% 60595.4% 561
201799.1% 60196.7% 570

Continuing Medical Education

The mission of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/P站视频 (CCOM/MWU) is to advance the education of medical professionals.

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