College of Osteopathic Medicine

As a student in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), you are transformed into a health care leader. We train you to deliver patient-centered, high quality osteopathic primary care. Our goal is to ensure you are a physician who always puts the patient first

In addition to preparing the next generation of health care leaders, we engage in research and work to improve the community health of the people of Maine, New England and the United States. Since our founding as a College in 1978, we have had an extraordinary impact on health care in our local community and nationally. Our graduates have distinguished themselves as residents in some of the finest and most competitive residency training programs in the nation. 

Our physicians have a demonstrated track record of putting the patient first:

COM by the Numbers

  • 60%+

    Percentage of our graduates that practice in primary care disciplines (i.e., Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics).

  • top10

    UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked in top 10 medical schools where graduates are most likely to match with their first choice residency program 

  • top10

    UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked in top ten for mean score on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) Levels 1, 2 and 3.

  • #1

    Provider of physicians for the State of Maine.

U S News Best Colleges 2015 badgeThe College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our national leadership in primary care training and rural medicine.

We feature state-of-the-art facilities on UNE's oceanfront Biddeford Campus. Teaching and learning are at the forefront. As a student with us, you experience our innovative Patient-First Curriculum in outstanding on-campus learning laboratories for clinical skills, anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

The Center of Excellence in the Neurosciences augments our research mission, providing opportunities for you to work with outstanding research faculty. 

Our substantial clinical campus structure and academic affiliations with robust community-based hospital systems in the region and throughout the Northeast provide diverse settings in which you continue to practice putting the patient first.




The University of New England does not discriminate in admissions or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disabling conditions in violation of federal or state civil rights laws of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.