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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. As an alumnus of our amazing college it is my honor
to serve as Dean and my pleasure to introduce you to our school, our campus and our
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.
Touro University California – inspirational teaching and scholarship, transformative leadership, exemplary service.
Touro University Osteopathic Medicine Program prepares outstanding osteopathic physicians for the future needs of their patients and communities.
Touro University California is committed to the pursuit of truth and to its transmission.
integrity of the University as an institution of higher learning requires proper autonomy and freedom. This freedom is the freedom to examine data, to question assumptions, to be guided by evidence, to be a learner, and to be a scholar. Such freedom implies that any faculty member whose teaching is questioned should be subject to the judgment of one’s peers only in accordance with the accepted rules of academic due process. It also implies the active, defined and recognized role of the faculty in those policy-making decisions, which affect the educational program.
The obligation of the faculty is to distinguish in their teaching between personal and partisan
opinion and convictions grounded in sources and methods appropriate to their respective
disciplines. The faculty member should, to the best of his/her ability, present materials in a
manner that respects the cultures and sensitivities of the students. The obligation of the student is to be a responsible participant in the academic activities of Touro University California.
The University further endorses the 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom of the
American Association of University Professors. Each faculty member is expected to uphold the goals, aims and mission of Touro University California.
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