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

January 1
New Year's Day - Campus Closed
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Campus Closed
February 16
President's Day - Campus Closed
March 19
Big Game @ TUN
April 6-10
Spring Break - No Classes
April 29
Research Day
April 30
Pinning Ceremony
May 25
Memorial Day - Campus Closed
June 4-June 5
Shavout - Campus Closed
July 4
Independence Day - Campus Closed
July 31, August 3-4
August 23
White Coat Ceremony
September 7
Labor Day - Campus Closed
September 13
Eve of Rosh Hashana - Campus Closes at 2 PM
September 14-15
Rosh Hashana - Campus Closed
September 22
Eve of Yom Kippur - Campus Closes at 12 PM
September 23
Yom Kippur - Campus Closed
September 27
Eve of Sukkot - Campus Closes at 2 PM
September 28-29
Sukkot- Campus Closed
October 4
Hoshana Rabba - Campus Closes at 2 PM
October 5
Shmini Atzeret - Campus Closed
October 6
Simchat Torah - Campus Closed
November 26-27
Thanksgiving- Campus Closed
December 6-14