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The faculty and staff of Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine (MCOM) are committed to osteopathic philosophy and heritage, and to advancing the science and the art of the practice of osteopathic medicine. MCOM strives to recruit and educate individuals committed to becoming highly competent physicians who will assist in meeting the needs of the wide diversity of patients they will encounter during their careers, and who will be equipped to adapt to the demands of a changing health care system.

The principles of education that guide MCOM include early clinical integration and experience for its students; a supportive, active, and interactive learning environment; and an integrated curriculum designed to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies required to prepare a student to enter graduate medical education and support life-long professional growth and learning.

MCOM’s extensive community partnerships ensure that the clinical sites and clinical faculty needed for the education of its students are available within the region and that the student’s education will continue under the supervision and guidance of college appointed faculty. MCOM is actively engaged in developing the graduate medical education opportunities that will be required and desired by graduates as well as other osteopathic and allopathic physicians within our community partners and at affiliated sites.

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Montana Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at RVUs Montana campus, students will be able to do the following:

1. Apply osteopathic principles and practices to patient care.

  • AOA CC#1: Osteopathic Philosophy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine – Demonstrate and apply knowledge of accepted standards in osteopathic manipulative treatment appropriate to the specialty. Remain dedicated to life-long learning and to practice habits in osteopathic philosophy and OMM.

2. Apply knowledge of biomedical sciences to clinical medicine.

  • AOA CC#2: Medical Knowledge – Demonstrate and apply knowledge of accepted standards of clinical medicine in the respective areas; remain current with new developments in medicine and participate in life-long learning activities.

3. Perform comprehensive patient care utilizing best practices of osteopathic medicine. 

  • AOA CC#3: Patient Care – Demonstrate the ability to effectively treat patients and provide medical care that incorporates the osteopathic philosophy, patient empathy, awareness of behavioral issues, the incorporation of preventive medicine and health promotion.

4. Utilize effective communication skills to support positive patient-centered and inter-professional relationships.

  • AOA CC#4: Interpersonal and Communication Skills – Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable a physician to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of health care teams.

5. Uphold principles of the RVU Osteopathic Oath.

  • AOA CC#5: Professionalism – Uphold the Osteopathic Oath in the conduct of one’s professional activities that promotes advocacy of patient welfare, adherence to ethical principles, and collaboration with health professionals, life-long learning, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population; be cognizant of physical and mental health to effectively care for patients.

6. Evaluate patient-care practices through critical thinking using evidence-based medical principles.

  • AOA CC#6: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement- Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate methods of clinical practice; integrate evidence-based medicine into patient care; show an understanding of research methods; improve patient care practices.

7. Analyze health systems science to deliver individualized patient care.

  • AOA CC#7: Systems Based Practice- Demonstrate an understanding of health care delivery systems; provide effective and qualitative patient care with the system; and practice cost effective medicine.


The University tuition, fees and cost of attendance are updated annually. To learn more about the tuition costs, individual health insurance and the tuition refund process, click on Tuition and Fees above.

The Office of Admissions processes thousands of applications for admissions each year. Learn more about requirements for admissions including residency status, minimum prerequisite course work, and GPA requirements.

The mission of MCOM is to educate and inspire students to become highly competent osteopathic physicians and lifelong learners prepared to meet the diverse healthcare needs of tomorrow through innovative education, relevant research, and compassionate service.


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Billings, MT 59106


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