Degree Description

Upon graduation from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree is granted. The usual length of the course of study is 4 academic years. The curriculum consists of 2 years of primarily didactic instruction followed by 2 years of primarily clinical rotations, including the applicable didactic material. Upon graduation with the D.O. degree, the graduate is eligible for postdoctoral residency training in all fields of medicine. Completing a program of study at Midwestern University does not guarantee placement in a residency program, future employment, licensure, board certification or credentialing.

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree offered by Midwestern University /  Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Downers Grove campus is designed to meet the educational requirements to become licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in all 50 states. Graduates should check the licensure requirements for the state, district, or territory in which they intend to pursue employment.

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine has not made a determination that its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum meets the territorial educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following territories: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Students in this program receive a direct notification that Midwestern University has not made a determination if their program meets the requirements in the above listed territories.