Named as one of the nation's top 50 medical schools for primary care by U.S. News & World Report and the only osteopathic medical school in the state, TCOM is a leader in training physicians skilled in comprehensive primary care and rural medicine. Approximately 65 percent of TCOM's graduates practice primary care medicine (family practice, general internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics), helping reduce the shortage of physicians in our Texas communities. Many others successfully practice in specialty careers ranging from aerospace medicine to vascular medicine.
In its commitment to lead in training and service, TCOM excels through its innovative medical school curriculum, cutting-edge research, quality patient care, and outstanding student performance in both the classroom and in the clinics. For the past four years, TCOM students have posted among the best performance records among all osteopathic medical schools on their required physician licensure examinations. Through UNT Health, faculty members handle over 500,000 patient visits annually in area hospitals and clinics. TCOM is also home to the Osteopathic Research Center, a national research program designed to study the clinical effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative medicine.
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TCOM's history reflects the traditions, philosophy and commitment to education excellence perpetuated in all programs at the UNT Health Science Center. TCOM accepted its first students in 1970. In 1972, a relationship was forged that laid the foundation for the medical school's eventual evolution into a health science center. TCOM, then a privately funded school, contracted with North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in nearby Denton to teach basic science courses to first- and second-year medical students. TCOM's first graduating class of 18 received their doctor of osteopathy degrees in 1974. The successful collaboration between the two schools combined with TCOM's commitment to 'specializing' in the education of primary care physicians earned the confidence of state government leaders.