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UNECOM Admissions

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is a recognized leader in osteopathic medical education. The College’s 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. They are:


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.


  • 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


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.

More information
The links in the left-hand column will provide candidates a wealth of information about the application process, curriculum and clinical rotations, leadership opportunities, and graduates' success in residency programs. Through the student profiles applicants can 'meet' a number of exceptional students and alumni. The FAQ section provides quick answers to the most common questions about the application process and student body.

UNECOM 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

COM 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 its graduates on the COMLEX-USA exams.  This information can be accessed here, or by clicking the Graduate Medical Education and COMLEX Results tab to the left.

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.

Additional questions

If candidates have additional questions after reviewing the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions pages (navigational links in the left column), and would like to arrange a personalized campus visit, and/or communicate with a current student, please contact us and check out the open house information below.

Visiting UNECOM

This summer UNECOM will offer a series of Open House events to provide prospective students and their families with a day on campus.  The day will include a chance to learn about admissions and the curriculum, discuss what a “Day in the Life” of a medical school student is like, meet with faculty and/or an admissions representative (optional, requires prior registration), as well as tour our campus and enjoy lunch with current students.   If interested in attending, you must RSVP to by the Friday prior to the Open House.  Each Open House will begin at 10:00 AM on the following dates: 

  • May 30
  • June 6, 13, 20 & 27
  • July 11 & 18

We are happy to set up individual visit appointments during week days, but do not currently offer visits on the weekends.  Individual appointments can also be requested at

We look forward to meeting you!

Office of Constituent Services
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005

UNECOM Open House Dates
  • May 30
  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 11 & 18
Each Open House will begin at 10:00 AM.  If interested in attending you must RSVP to

*See "Visiting UNECOM" at the bottom of this page for details
U.S. News & World Report

The College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized by US News & World Report for its national leadership in primary care training, geriatrics, rural medicine and family medicine. More

For a Sense of UNECOM Student Life

Take a look at recent issues of the online COMmunicator newsletter for lots of photos, news and events to get a sense of what student life is like for medical students at UNE.

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