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College of Osteopathic Medicine

College of Osteopathic Medicine

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.

In essence, UNE COM excels in the education of physicians who always put the patient first.

Since its founding in 1978, the College has had an extraordinary impact on health care in Maine, New England, and the nation.  Graduates of UNE COM have distinguished themselves as residents in some of the finest and most competitive residency training programs throughout the United States. 

More importantly, UNE COM physicians have been putting the patient first in their communities in New England and the nation:

  • More than 60% of our graduates practice in primary care disciplines (i.e. Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics). 
  • State of Maine:  10% of practicing physicians are UNE COM graduates, comprising 15% of Maine’s primary care physician workforce.
  • 25% of UNE COM graduates practicing in Maine serve in rural areas.
  • New England:  17% of UNE COM graduates are practicing in medically underserved areas.
  • UNE COM is the number one provider of physicians for the State of Maine

The College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its national leadership in primary care training, geriatrics, rural medicine and family medicine.

The college features state-of-the-art facilities on its picturesque and tranquil oceanside campus.  Teaching and learning are at the forefront as students begin to experience UNE COM’s innovative Patient-First Curriculum in outstanding on-campus clinical learning laboratories for clinical skills, anatomy, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Centers of Excellence in the Neurosciences as well as Community and Population Health augment the research mission of the College and provide opportunities for students to work with outstanding research faculty. 

UNE COM’s 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 students continue to practice putting the patient first.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to UNE COM’s website.


The UNE 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).

Additional Programs
  • Graduate Programs in Public Health - Information
  • Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership - Information
  • Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs - Information
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine Online Education Programs - Information
Thirty Years Strong
Black Tie Gala

Thirty Years Strong
University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Many of you joined us in honoring three decades of graduates from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and celebrating Maine’s health care community on Dec. 1, 2012.

View a slideshow of this gala event.

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