New England School of Osteopathic Medicine

College of Osteopathic Medicine

U S News Best Colleges 2015 badgeAs a student in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), you are transformed into a health care leader. We train you to deliver patient-centered, high quality osteopathic primary care. Our goal is to ensure you are a physician who always puts the patient first.

In addition to preparing the next generation of health care leaders, we engage in research and work to improve the community health of the people of Maine, New England and the United States. Since our founding as a College in 1978, we have had an extraordinary impact on health care in our local community and nationally. Our graduates have distinguished themselves as residents in some of the finest and most competitive residency training programs in the nation.

Our physicians have a demonstrated track record of putting the patient first:

COM by the Numbers

  • 60%+

    Marilyn Gugliucci, Anne CowlesPercentage of our graduates that practice in primary care disciplines (i.e., Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics).

  • 10%

    Percentage of our graduates practicing medicine in the State of Maine, comprising 15% of Maine's primary care physician workforce.

  • 36%

    Percentage of our graduates practicing in Maine who practice in rural areas of the state. 17% of our graduates are practicing in underserved areas of New England.

  • #1

    Provider of physicians for the State of Maine.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized by for our national leadership in primary care training and rural medicine.

We feature state-of-the-art facilities on UNE's oceanfront Biddeford Campus. Teaching and learning are at the forefront. As a student with us, you experience our innovative Patient-First Curriculum in outstanding on-campus learning laboratories for clinical skills, anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Students who participated in the final round of the Student Innovation Challenge pose with UNE President Danielle Ripich (front,The Center of Excellence in the Neurosciences, as well as the UNE School of Community and Population Health augment our research mission, providing opportunities for you to work with outstanding research faculty.

Our substantial clinical campus structure and academic affiliations with robust community-based hospital systems in the region and throughout the Northeast provide diverse settings in which you continue to practice putting the patient first.

Marilyn Gugliucci, Anne Cowles

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Interesting facts:

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is Maine's only medical school. It is located in Biddeford, Maine and grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. It is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College...

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