Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) is Nevada’s first osteopathic medical school and the state’s second medical school. TUNCOM is a branch campus of TUCOM and was established in 2004 to help address the health care disparity in Nevada by providing graduates for expanding GME programs and an increased physician workforce. TUNCOM has the largest medical school student body in the state of Nevada.
TUNCOM prepares students to become out- standing osteopathic physicians who uphold the values, philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine, and who are committed to primary care and a holistic approach to the patient. The college advances the profession and serves its students and society through innovative education, research and community service.
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
TUNCOM is part of a larger system of higher education, Touro College, which was established in 1971 by Dr. Bernard Lander and has more than 26 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
TUNCOM is currently housed in a single, 200,000- plus square foot facility in Henderson, Nevada. The site includes ample space for future program growth and development. The university has a full- service patient clinic, staffed by practicing faculty members and open to the community. The state- of-the-art medical clinic provides on-site learning opportunities for students, as well as a venue for future clinical research trials.
The campus is completely wireless, with a virtual library that supports a huge electronic database for on- and off-campus use. The school’s 3,600 square foot osteopathic manipulative medicine skills laboratory has 38 hydraulic examination tables and ceiling-mounted projectors and a camera for an optimal visual experience. The 3,250 square foot gross anatomy laboratory utilizes notebook computers at each cadaver table instead of atlases and dissectors. Students also have full Internet and Intranet access at all seats in the two spacious, stadium-style lecture halls.