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COVID-19 Response and Resources

COVID-19 Response and Resources

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is placing the health and welfare of our VCOM community and the communities in which we reside as our main concern.  More information.

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Welcome to VCOM

The MISSION of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to prepare globally-minded, community-focused physicians to meet the needs of rural and medically underserved populations and promote research to improve human health.


of VCOM students are from rural communities with populations under 30,000


most affordable private medical school according to U.S. News & World Report


of graduates practice in states with medically underserved counties where primary care is most needed

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Campus Life

All our campuses have the same academic program, but your experience will be shaped by which location you choose. We have campuses in Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana — each with its own faculty members, student groups, and university affiliations. Take a tour to decide which is the best fit for you. 


Campus Life

Public Notification of Opportunity for Third-Party Comments

As required by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine invites third party comments from the general public regarding the quality of its educational program.  These comments are being sought in preparation for VCOM’s upcoming routine review by the COCA.  The review for the VCOM-Louisiana Campus is considered a Year 1 Branch Monitoring review and will occur March 3-5, 2021.  The review for VCOM’s Virginia, Carolinas, and Auburn Campuses is considered a Comprehensive Site Visit and will occur on the VCOM-Virginia Campus June 6-8, 2021, on the VCOM-Carolinas Campus June 8-10, 2021, and on the VCOM-Auburn Campus June 13-15, 2021.  Comments should be submitted directly to the COCA at