The mission of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to prepare globally-minded, community-focused physicians to meet the needs of rural and medically underserved populations and promote research to improve human health.
- To provide education in the art and science of osteopathic medicine.
- To recruit and graduate students who will address health care disparities including those related to rural locations, minority populations, poverty status, and primary care.
- To generate, promote, and disseminate medical knowledge in disease prevention, chronic disease management, community health, and public health practices through Appalachian and International outreach programs.
- To advance scientific knowledge through medical research. To serve as an advocate of osteopathic medicine, rural health, mission medicine and affordable, accessible healthcare for the medically underserved.
VCOM’s faculty, staff and students VALUE professionalism, integrity, duty, compassion, altruism, knowledge and critical thinking.