Each year the Office of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services, with the help of Student Orientation Leaders, faculty and staff, organizes a wealth of events during Orientation week for the incoming class. The programming always includes a range of enjoyable and educational events. Past activities have included a whitewater rafting trip, bowling and Family BBQ, as well as an introduction to the faculty, library, the UNE campus and more! Specific details about Orientation week will be sent to the members of the incoming class via email.

At our OsteoBlast! event, we welcome prospective students for the incoming class back to campus. The day is arranged to give invited guests an introduction to our curriculum, our student clubs and activities, and the larger local community, the goal being to offer a glimpse of what life is like as a COM student. We consider this day an important welcoming event initiating the orientation process to the COM family and the Osteopathic profession.

We understand that applicants to medical schools consider a variety of factors when selecting their top picks — some are looking for a different environment from that of their undergraduate institution, some are looking for leadership or research opportunities, and some are looking to see if people like them (geographic region, background, co-curricular experiences) attended the institution they are considering. All want to find and attend a place in which they not only survive, but thrive and excel as they pursue their dream of becoming a physician.

OsteoBlast! activities highlight the depth of co-curricular activities and leadership opportunities that define the COM experience. You will learn that our institution supports and graduates leaders who impact all facets of medicine. We understand that the decision of where you will go to medical school is not one taken lightly. We want you to have ample information to support your decision and ensure confidence that you've found the best fit for you. 

The agenda will include speaking with current students, meeting COM faculty members, reviewing Clubs & Organizations' missions and events, learning about campus and community resources and participating in hands-on workshops.

We look forward to welcoming you back to COM!