Course Descriptions

  • The curriculum at KCUMB's College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) consists of four years of structured training leading to the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. Unlike traditional undergraduate and graduate institutions where students register for individual course, the COM curriculum is built on continuum blocks that students take as cohorts (with the exception of course electives). The first two years of the curriculum are classroom oriented with clinical presentation enhancements, covering the foundations of basic and clinical medical sciences. During the third and fourth years of study, students receive advanced clinical training through clerkships in a wide variety of medical settings, both in Kansas City and throughout the United States.

    Year 1 Continuum

    Typical Year Weeks

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
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    Foundations of Medicine Musculoskeletal P
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    Cardiopulmonary I Cardiopulmonary II P
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    Gastrointestinal Renal C
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    A
    Osteopathic Clinical Skills I Osteopathic Clinical Skills II
    Electives Electives

    ECE 001 Early Clinical Experience (non-credit, required)
    This is a non-credit, required course designed to provide students with early clinical exposure during a four-hour shadowing experience completed in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Graded S/U. 

    BCLS Basic Cardiac Life Support (non-credit, required)
    Non-credit. Certification is required to advance to second year of studies. All students must take the KCUMB offered course. Graded S/U. 

    CUM EX I Cumulative Examination I
    This cumulative examination is required at the completion of the first year of academic study and must be passed to progress to the second year of study. This non-credit exam is recorded on the transcript at the end of the second semester of the first year and is posted as S/U.


     

    The curriculum at KCUMB's College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) consists of four years of structured training leading to the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. Unlike traditional undergraduate and graduate institutions where students register for individual course, the COM curriculum is built on continuum blocks that students take as cohorts (with the exception of course electives). The first two years of the curriculum are classroom oriented with clinical presentation enhancements, covering the foundations of basic and clinical medical sciences. During the third and fourth years of study, students receive advanced clinical training through clerkships in a wide variety of medical settings, both in Kansas City and throughout the United States.

    Year 2 Continuum

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
    Neuroscience I Neuroscience II PEP III Skin, Blood and Lymph O
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    Endocrine PEP IV Reproduction and Development N
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    PEP V PEP CL
    Osteopathic Clinical Skills III Osteopathic Clinical Skills IV
    Electives Electives Electives

     Clinical Care Practicums
    The Clinical Care Practicum is a clinical experience designed to provide shadowing opportunities for second-year students to further observe skills learned in the first-year curriculum. These skills include taking a medical history, performing a physical exam, and exposure to the business side of medicine in a private practice. Clinical Care Practicums are typically offered during the summer immediately following the conclusion of the first-year curriculum, are variable credit (2-8 credit hours) and are always graded S/U.

     

     

    The curriculum at KCUMB's College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) consists of four years of structured training leading to the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. Unlike traditional undergraduate and graduate institutions where students register for individual course, the COM curriculum is built on continuum blocks that students take as cohorts (with the exception of course electives). The first two years of the curriculum are classroom oriented with clinical presentation enhancements, covering the foundations of basic and clinical medical sciences. During the third and fourth years of study, students receive advanced clinical training through clerkships in a wide variety of medical settings, both in Kansas City and throughout the United States

    Year 3 Continuum

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
    FMED 301 FMED 302 IMED 301 IMED 302 OBGY 301 PEDS 301 SURG 301 SURG 302 PSYC 301 Electives

    The curriculum at KCUMB's College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) consists of four years of structured training leading to the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. Unlike traditional undergraduate and graduate institutions where students register for individual courses, the COM curriculum is built on continuum blocks that students take as cohorts (with the exception of course electives). The first two years of the curriculum are classroom oriented with clinical presentation enhancements, covering the foundations of basic and clinical medical sciences. During the third and fourth years of study, students receive advanced clinical training through clerkships in a wide variety of medical settings, both in Kansas City and throughout the United States.

    Year 4 Continuum

    Typical Year Weeks

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
    EMED 401 IMED 401 FMED 401 FMED 402 FMED 403 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
    Sub-I Sub-I