About the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ranked among the country’s top medical schools, UNE COM is nationally recognized for leadership in primary care, rural medicine, geriatric healthcare, and osteopathic medicine. Welcome to the only osteopathic medical school in New England.

Proud to be Maine's Medical School

On the southern coast of Maine, UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) campus is a close-knit community with convenient access to urban opportunities that includes state-of-the-art facilities for medical research, anatomical study, manual medicine, and the development of foundational clinical skills.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a leader in osteopathic medical education, we have a substantial clinical campus structure and academic affiliations with community-based hospital systems in the region and throughout the Northeast.

Through rigorous academic study, coordinated with exploration and practice in the dissection lab, clinical skills lab, and clinical settings, students acquire a deep understanding of structural human anatomy and become excellent practitioners of both traditional medicine specialties and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

In addition to a focus on patient-centered clinical experiences and competency, UNE COM values the role of research in all of its educational, clinical, and basic science activities. The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences endeavors to make innovative discoveries in the neurosciences. The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function works toward understanding of the neurobiology of chronic pain, and the discovery and development of new therapies.

The Plan to Move UNE's Medical School

Plans are underway to relocate UNE COM to a brand-new building on our Portland Campus.

Learn more about COM's move to Portland

UNE Students Making an Impact

Meet Karissa, D.O. ’22

A medical student (and future OB-GYN) who volunteers in the needle exchange at the India Street Free Clinic in Portland, Maine, Karissa is a tireless advocate of providing quality, compassionate care to underserved communities. 

Meet Shadia, D.O. ’22

A medical student with a deep interest in the social determinants of health, Shadia plans to become a primary care physician in an under-served area of rural Maine. 

COM By the Numbers


percentage of our graduates that practice in primary care disciplines

(i.e., Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics)

provider of physicians for Maine.

Top 10

We rank in the top 10 medical schools where graduates are most likely to match with their first choice residency program 


Top 10

We rank in the top ten for mean score on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the U.S. Levels 1, 2, and 3.


The College of Osteopathic Medicine has received Accreditation with Exceptional Outcomes from the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, the only national accrediting agency for predoctoral osteopathic medical education in the U.S.

UNE Diversity Policy

The University of New England values a broad and diverse culture and is committed to offering a rich living, learning, and working environment. In both policy and action, we welcome the human differences that compose a varied society.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of New England does not discriminate in admissions or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disabling conditions in violation of federal or state civil rights laws of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.