Academics

The DO program follows a vertically and horizontally integrated, biomedical sciences and clinical, systems-based curriculum. The program will utilize multiple teaching modalities like lecture, small group, case-based learning, clinical practice, simulation, and active learning to promote deep and complete mastery of the concepts. Research, ethics, statistics, and osteopathic principles and practices will be embedded within all realms of clinical and pre-clinical education. Students will complete this program as lifelong learners prepared with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful in residency.

Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine features state-of-the-art facilities.  The curriculum prepares students in biomedical sciences and clinical skills to prepare for clerkship rotations in a variety of settings to prepare for an ever- changing health environment.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine is structured into three divisions:  Clinical Affairs, Educational Affairs and Biomedical Sciences.  Each division hosts specific curriculum program areas.  

Academic Highlights

  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine is focused on students in an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment.
  • Our faculty is a diverse community of scholar educators committed to education, research and the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, patients and members of the greater community.
  • SHSU is committed to student participation in research that fuels medical discoveries.
  • The College has developed relationships with community clinical sites to provide clerkship experience.