To graduate with the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, students must demonstrate achievement of the AOA COM competencies:
- Osteopathic Principles and Practice: The student will understand and apply osteopathic principles to patient care.
- Patient Care: The student will have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide compassionate, appropriate and effective patient care.
- Medical Knowledge: The student will demonstrate knowledge of established biomedical, epidemiological, social, and behavioral sciences and their application to patient care.
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: The student will demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate patient care practices using scientific evidence and apply these to patient care.
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills: The student will demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective interactions with patients, families, and colleagues.
- Professionalism: The student will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities in an ethical and sensitive manner.
- Systems-Based Practice: The student will demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and systems of health care, to provide care of optimal value.