PNWU Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

The PNWU College of Osteopathic Medicine was founded in 2008 in Yakima, Central Washington. Approximately 60% of practicing osteopathic physicians (DOs) specialize in primary care, focusing on family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and geriatrics. DOs are trained with a holistic approach to patient care, recognizing physical, psychological, and social needs. They emphasize the interplay between bodily structure and function, promoting wellness and recovery through the body’s innate self-healing capabilities.

PLU and PNWU DO program

Since 2010, approximately 32 PLU alumni have successfully graduated from the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at PNWU, establishing PNWU as the primary medical school choice for PLU graduates.

Starts in the fallFour-year programAccepts 144 students for each new class
Over the past 11 years, 32 PLU graduates went on the the DO Program at PNWU.PNWU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) ranks Best Medical School in Primary Care & Research by U.S. News. Approximately 92% of MAMS graduates go on to a health professional school (i.e. DO, MD, PT, OT, PA, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry)
Program Prerequisites

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Prerequisite Courses:

  • English composition and literature: 6 semester hours/9 quarter hours
  • ​​​​​​​General chemistry: 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • Organic chemistry: 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours (4 semester hours can be biochemistry)
  • ​​​​​​​Physics: 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • Biological sciences: 12 semester hours/18 quarter hours

PLU Equivalent Prerequisite Courses:

  • FYEP 101 (FW), 102 (FD)
  • CHEM 115 & 116
    • MATH 140 is a pre-requisite for CHEM 115
  • CHEM 331 & 332 (with accompanying labs)
  • PHYS 125 & 126 or 153 & 154 (with accompanying labs)
  • BIOL 225, 226