Hattiesburg, Miss., May 7, 2013 - Two first-year William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) students, Karla Ruiz and Binh Q. Vu, have been chosen by the National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
College of Osteopathic Medicine
The WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine educates medical students at training sites that span a five-state region of the Gulf Coast and will graduate its first class of medical students as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) in 2014.
With a primary aim to train physicians for careers in primary care medicine, the D.O. curriculum is based upon core competencies in medical education as identified by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM):
- Osteopathic Principles and Practices
- Medical Knowledge
- Patient Care
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- System-Based Practice
The school pursues a mission to advance knowledge and provide leadership in addressing the shortage of primary care physicians in the Gulf South Region, particularly within rural and underserved communities. It is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience possible for its students. Please review course descriptions and schedules for more information.