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Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
The first two years of the osteopathic medical curriculum focus on basic and clinical sciences. The current curriculum can be found in the Student Catalog.
Class of 2022 Clinical Rotations Manual
Class of 2023 Clinical Rotations Manual
During the third and fourth years at KYCOM, students complete clinical rotations at sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The required Core Clinical Rotations include Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Women’s Health and Psychiatry. The required Selective Clinical Rotations consist of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Osteopathic Medicine and Women’s Health. During the third and fourth years, a total of 21 four-week rotation blocks have been provided to complete 80 weeks of rotation requirements, which include:
The current third- and fourth-year curriculum can be found in the Student Catalog.
This schedule includes two weeks at the end of the third year devoted to clinical skills evaluation and a mandatory class meeting, plus four weeks of winter holiday breaks (two weeks per year, per KYCOM calendar).
At a faculty meeting preceding commencement, the Promotion and Matriculation Committee certifies to the faculty the names of those students eligible for the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, contingent upon the successful completion of all academic, administrative and financial requirements of the college. The faculty will entertain a motion to approve the candidates and submit the list to the University of Pikeville Board of Trustees for approval.
A student who has fulfilled all of KYCOM’s requirements will be granted the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. The student requirements for graduation from KYCOM are as follows: