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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. It is my
honor to serve as Dean and my pleasure to introduce you to our school, our campus
and our community. More...
Mission StatementTUCOM prepares 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 College advances the profession and serves its students and society through innovative education, research and community service.
Educating caring professionals to Serve, to Lead, to Teach.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine has revised its strategic plan to meet the mission of the College. In 2005, more than 60% of our graduates entered Primary Care residencies. As the alumni grow, these graduates will serve our surrounding communities and the communities of Northern California. Although we are a young institution, the College enjoys a distinctive reputation of placing alumni in prestigious institutions holding leadership roles within their training programs. Alumni have also distinguished themselves in the area of research.
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
New Year's Holiday
Spring Semester Begins
Football Tournament at Sport Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
President's Day Holiday
Teen Life Conference
The Big Game: TUC vs. TUN
Pesach (Spring Break)
Holocaust Memorial Day
IPE Event & Research Day
OMS2 Pinning Ceremony
Memorial Day Holiday
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