Originally founded to address a need for rural physicians, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is a 4-year osteopathic medical school with three campuses in Virginia, South Carolina, and Alabama. VCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree is divided into eight preclinical education academic blocks during the first two years followed by two years of clinical training at a non-urban based hospital. In addition, classroom lessons are supplemented by a Simulation and Technology Center at each VCOM location. All three VCOM campuses hold collaborative research agreements with major colleges and universities, including Virginia Tech and Auburn.
The facilities are excellent (including a state-of-the-art cadaver lab on the third floor with a beautiful view of the mountains).
The faculty and staff are clearly interested in our success both as students and as future physicians.
The two didactic years (First two years) are organized in 8 blocks: 1 Foundations block, 6 Organ System blocks, and 1 Board Review block.
Matthew from Blacksburg, VA
The campus is absolutely beautiful! The professors and admissions staff are so welcoming, it makes you feel as if you belong there. The students, even though buried in their studies, still take the time to be polite and add to the welcoming feel.