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Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove


Building on a century of compassionate medical education, Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) has been educating osteopathic physicians and surgeons since 1900. Our more than 6,000 graduates serve in hospitals, medical schools, private practices, and government facilities across the country. And we continue to provide almost 13 percent of osteopathic physicians and surgeons practicing in the United States today.

The training in osteopathic medicine you receive at MWU is rigorous — over 96 percent of typical CCOM graduates pass the COMLEX Part I Exam the first time. Because Midwestern's reputation precedes you, our clinical partners welcome you into outstanding rotations, internships, and residencies throughout the city, state, and country. In 2007, CCOM graduates' match rate into first- or second-choice residencies was 79 percent, far surpassing the national match rate of 68 percent.

Nearly 165 D.O.s graduate from CCOM each year, and your future patients appreciate what you learn at MWU. After all, your compassion, caring, skill, and service contribute to their well-being.

The Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators offers postgraduate training for osteopathic physicians who want to become more effective medical educators.

The Master Faculty Series is designed for hospital-based clinicians, community preceptors, residency faculty, course instructors and guest lecturers who want to enhance their knowledge and ability to educate medical students. Topics covered in the Master Faculty Series range from simulation in the classroom to giving effective feedback. Sessions are held on Wednesday or Thursday nights from 6:00pm - 8:30pm in Alumni Hall and dinner is included.

CCOM also sponsors an annual Mini-Medical School open to community members who are interested in personal and public health issues.

Learn more about osteopathic medicine as a career.

Program News

New CCOM Students Show Care for Community with Day of Service  IL

Before hitting the books this fall, 207 new medical students at Midwestern University donned work gloves, wielded paint brushes, and brandished hedge clippers as part of their orientation program.  More ››

CCOM Student Elected to National Board of Trustees  IL

Bridget McIlwee, an osteopathic medical student at Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine was elected to the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) Board of Trustees as the student representative during the AOA's Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago. In this role, she will also serve as chair of the Council of Student Affairs.  More ››

Midwestern University Presents Littlejohn Awards  IL

Midwestern University recently inducted three new members into the Littlejohn Society. The Littlejohn Award is the highest honor bestowed by the University and is presented each year to one faculty member, one staff member, and one alumnus who best embody the qualities of service and commitment to the University.  More ››

Midwestern Earns Spot on National Honor Roll for Commitment to Community Service  AZ IL

As a testament to Midwestern University’s commitment to community service, the University once again earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  More ››

Clothing Drive  IL

The Classes of 2012 are sponsoring a clothing drive for the People's Resource Center.  More ››

Spread the Warmth  IL

Join The Underserved Medicine Club...  More ››

CPR Certification  IL

Hey Students, Faculty, and Staff...Are you CPR Certified??? BLS for Healthcare Providers American Heart Association is offering CPR Certification on the Downers Grove Campus. This program is being sponsored by the Emergency Medicine Club.  More ››

Departments

At Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, our focus on learning begins with strong coursework in every department.  More ››

Master Faculty Series

The Master Faculty Series is designed for hospital-based clinicians, community preceptors, residency faculty, course instructors and guest lecturers who want to enhance their knowledge and ability to educate medical students. Topics covered in the Master Faculty Series range from simulation in the classroom to giving effective feedback. Sessions are held on Wednesday or Thursday nights from 6:00pm - 8:30pm in Alumni Hall and dinner is included.  More ››

Continuing Medical Education

At Midwestern University, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) offers continuing medical education to advance the knowledge of medical professionals and improve the quality of health care provided to patients.  More ››

Clinical Education: Rotations: Contacts & Match Programs

Match Programs and Contacts for the Clinical Education Coordinators in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) programs at Midwestern University's campus in Downers Grove, Illinois  More ››

Electives Catalog

Electives Catalog for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at the Downers Grove, Illinois campus of Midwestern University  More ››

Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators

The Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators at Midwestern University trains osteopathic physicians and medical educators to become more effective teachers by providing a realistic job preview for DOs and medical educators considering a career move into academic medicine.  More ››

Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School at Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) is a four-session medical education program open to anyone in the community interested in personal and public health care issues.  More ››


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