Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

The PNWU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) DO Program prepares students for professional practice through didactics, interactive clinical case sessions, clinical skills training, and formative and summative assessments including properly spaced, high-stakes licensure exams. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have attained knowledge and skills for the competent practice of medicine.

Program Highlights:

  • Starts in the fall
  • Four-year program
  • Accepts 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. Read about these rankings and more at:
  • PNWU-HS DO student wins a national award! On Friday, October 25, 2019 Zachary D. Hanson, PNWU OMS IV, was selected as the American Osteopathic Foundations’ Golden Ticket Scholar of the year. Read more about this annual award in the PNWU.EDU blog.

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