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Educational Programs

As the sole source of an osteopathic medical education in Texas, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) is unique among the state's eight medical schools. TCOM is a state and national leader in training physicians skilled in comprehensive primary care. Approximately 65 percent of TCOM's medical students go on to practice primary care medicine, helping reduce the shortage of physicians in our Texas communities.

ClassroomThe Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is committed to achieving excellence in education, research and service. GSBS offers students opportunities to earn advanced degrees in biomedical sciences in an innovative educational environment that encourages rigorous health science research, exemplary teaching skills and service to the community. GSBS offers both MS- and PhD-level studies and trains students for dual DO/MS and DO/PhD degrees in conjunction with TCOM. GSBS graduates fill positions in health science centers, colleges and universities, community health centers, federal agencies and industry.

The School of Public Health (SPH), founded in 1999 as a result of local efforts by community leaders and public health officials, is now one of only 43 accredited schools of its kind in the United States. SPH has grown rapidly in student enrollment and research funding since its initial accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in June 2002, while maintaining strong and vital links with public health professionals in the community. In 2007, SPH was re-accredited for the maximum term of seven years. In addition to the MPH and DrPH, SPH now offers the master's in health administration degree.  

The School of Health Professions (SHP) is the home of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and now offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through the Department of Physical Therapy. Physical therapy faculty team up with TCOM physicians and specialists to offer unparalleled training in musculoskeletal and orthopedic practices and osteopathic manipulative therapy techniques. Students have the unique opportunity to utilize the resources of the Health Science Center's Physical Medicine Institute.

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