The mission of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) is to provide for the education of osteopathic physicians and other health professionals. The college is dedicated to the improvement of life through education, research and service, emphasizing health, healing and primary care for the people of New England and the nation.

COM recognizes and supports the role of research in all of its educational, clinical and basic science activities. Research is fundamental to, consistent with, and a prerequisite for excellence in teaching and the creation of a scholarly atmosphere for learning.

COM recognizes the critical role for further developing its research capacity in order to continue attracting and retaining top faculty and students, thereby training the next generation of physicians and scientists for productive careers that help promote health and well being.