COM Admissions

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is a recognized leader in osteopathic medical education. Our mission statement, philosophy, core values and vision provide a focus for students, faculty, administration and all the interactions within and between these populations. The curriculum, and the candidates selected to join the community in the full execution of the curriculum, are continually guided by these key ideas. 

Mission

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine transforms students into health care leaders who advance patient-centered, high quality osteopathic primary care, research and community health for the people of Maine, New England and the nation.

Philosophy

  • The body is a single integrated unit of function, possessing self-regulatory and self-healing mechanisms.
  • Preventive medicine and the musculoskeletal system play primary roles in maintaining optimal health.
  • Patient care incorporates the dynamic interaction of body, mind and spirit.

Core Values

  • Professionalism - Demonstrating integrity, honesty and respect for all
  • Compassion - Caring for our patients, the community and ourselves
  • Excellence - Achieving quality in all we do
  • Collaboration - Serving with others to achieve our mutual goals
  • Innovation - Shaping the future creatively while preserving our heritage
  • Critical Thinking - Encouraging personal and professional growth

Vision

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine will become a recognized leader in educating primary care physicians for Maine, New England and the nation.

Accreditation

The College of Osteopathic Medicine is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA). The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Graduate Medical Education and COMLEX results

We must annually report publicly, beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, from the previous four academic years, the number of students from each graduating class who applied to and obtained or were offered placement in a graduate medical education program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association or the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or military, and the number of students from each graduating class who applied to and were unable to obtain placement in an accredited graduate medical program. Also reported is the first-time pass rate of our graduates on the COMLEX-USA Level 3 exam. This information can be accessed by clicking on the Graduate Medical Education and COMLEX  Results tab.


Non-discrimination statement

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.