Imagine a medical school dedicated to the body, mind, and spirit. Our College of Osteopathic Medicine will train future physicians to provide the most compassionate, committed and complete care possible. If you're considering medical school, it's a whole new path for you.
BUCOM is part of the Baptist Memorial Health Care (BMHC) system which is one of the largest health care systems and the largest provider of Medicaid in the region. Baptist offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South and consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation. The health care system comprises 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,400 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 800 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers. These resources will provide well-rounded and diverse clinical training experiences.
Primary hospital assignments are determined through a selection process in year 2 (OMS-2). Students will complete the majority of their OMS-3 and OMS-4 clinical rotations within Baptist’s system. During clinical training, students will be required to participate in orientation at their clinical training sites and learn the hospital’s policies and procedures. Students must also meet the requirements to enter clinical training per the clinical affiliation agreement.
Ultimately, the BUCOM will prepare future DOs for their required internships, residencies and fellowships, eventually leading to licensure and board certification.