Our mission is to provide students with a strong foundation in the curriculum of internal medicine and prepare them to become lifelong learners while serving their communities and practicing osteopathic medicine in an evidence-based compassionate manner. Our vision is be the leader in osteopathic internal medicine education by developing and delivering an innovative and integrated curriculum across the continuum of physician training. We are dedicated to being mentors and role models in the areas of research, patient care and community outreach.
The faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine is actively involved in the education of our osteopathic students from the first year in which they begin to learn the fundamentals of internal medicine. Our faculty has key roles in teaching and design of the systems courses including Introduction to Disease , Immunity and Therapeutics, Blood and lymphatics, Musculoskeletal system, Endocrine System, Cardiovascular System, Renal System, Respiratory system, and Gastrointestinal system and Nutrition, see student handbook (page 41). We also provide a structured curriculum for the third and fourth-year students while they are in their internal medicine clerkships. COMP requires twelve weeks on an internal medicine clerkship in a student’s third year and a four week sub-internship in their fourth year.
COMP sponsors numerous internal medicine residencies where many of our students rotate. These include:
- Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
- College Medical Center
- Community Memorial Health System
- Samaritan Health Services
See student guide book for internal medicine core rotations
Internal Medicine Placement Information
Internal medicine is the second most popular career choice at COMP and our students have successfully placed into allopathic and osteopathic residencies with regional and national reputations. See Placement List.