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Welcome and Learn More About Our Mission and Values
he MISSION of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to provide medical education and research that prepares globally minded, community-focused physicians and to improve the health of those most in need.
To meet this mission, VCOM actively recruits students most likely to meet our mission and aligned with our values. VCOM focuses on preparing osteopathic physicians to serve in the rural and medically underserved areas of Southern Appalachia, including but not limited to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and the surrounding southern states.
VCOM has three campuses; the VCOM - Virginia Campus in Blacksburg, Virginia located in the research park and affiliated with Virginia Tech; the VCOM - Carolinas Campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina and a partner for “College Town” activities which include six additional colleges within the Spartanburg community; and VCOM-Auburn, a new campus located in the research park and affiliated with Auburn University.
VCOM’s unique service-based educational programs offer opportunities for early clinical experiences in health education and healthcare in rural Appalachia and in international settings. VCOM also has an outstanding program in sports medicine. VCOM offers students the opportunity to be involved in biomedical and clinical research, and to complete dual degree programs with our university affiliate partners.
VCOM prides a family-oriented atmosphere that provides encouragement and teamwork amongst students. VCOM's students are known for excellent clinical skills, being highly motivated, and holding many regional, state and national leadership positions.
The VCOM curriculum is diverse and offers students hands-on labs, lectures and problem-solving on-line modules, simulated clinical experiences, early patient clinical experiences, international education experiences, and small group exercises.
VCOM’s clinical experiences are structured with appointed clinical faculty and educational administration in each affiliated hospital core site.
Consider visiting VCOM to discover why the college is a place that students can explore their interests and achieve their goal of becoming an osteopathic physician.
Learn more about the developing Auburn Campus...
Dr. Teresa Johnson (Graduate, Class of 2011) and Student Doctor Nikki Rochester, Class of 2015, Virginia Campus, represented VCOM at the recent National Association of Minority Medical Educators (NAMME) Conference this past fall. VCOM is committed to the recruitment of students who are underrepresented in medicine and who have an interest in serving underserved populations.