College of Osteopathic Medicine

Message from the Dean:

Welcome to the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California (TUCOM).   Established in San Francisco in 1997, as the eighteenth college of osteopathic medicine, the college was relocated in 1999 to our current 44 acre campus on historic Mare Island, located in the city of Vallejo.  It is my honor to serve as Dean and my pleasure to introduce you to our school, our campus and our community. More...

Michael B. Clearfield, D.O., F.A.C.O.I. 
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine


Mission Statement

The Mission of Touro University Osteopathic Medicine Program is to prepare students to become outstanding osteopathic physicians who uphold the values, philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine and who are committed to primary care and the holistic approach to the patient.  The program advances the profession and serves its students and society through innovative pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education, research, community service, and multidisciplinary and osteopathic clinical services.


Educating caring professionals to Serve, to Lead, to Teach.

Touro University Osteopathic Medicine Program prepares outstanding osteopathic physicians for the future needs of their patients and communities.


In April of 1995, the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Vocational Education (BPPVE) authorized Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) to confer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.  

After obtaining both pre-accreditation and provisional accreditation from the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), TUCOM was authorized to open its doors to students during the 1997-1998 academic year.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) acted to include TUCOM within the scope of Touro College’s accreditation in November, 1997.

In 2008, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the AOA awarded a 7-year accreditation status to TUCOM, with the next onsite evaluation scheduled in spring, 2015.


Dates & Events

November 27-December 5
November 28-29
Thanksgiving Holiday
January 1
New Year's Holiday
January 2
Spring Semester Begins
January 11
Football Tournament at Sport Center
January 18
Winter Gala
January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
February 17
President's Day Holiday
February 28
Mask Fitting
March 6
Teen Life Conference
April 3
The Big Game: TUC vs. TUN
April 14-22
Pesach (Spring Break)
April 27
Holocaust Memorial Day
April 30
IPE Event & Research Day
May 16
OMS2 Pinning Ceremony
May 23
Commencement Ceremony
May 26
Memorial Day Holiday
June 4-5
July 4
Independence Day


Last Updated: 4/7/14