02. Why the London College of Osteopathic Medicine?
The college offers interactive small group learning in the most intensive osteopathic course in the world that exclusively teaches osteopathy to postgraduate doctors. For this reason its graduates have come from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, India, the Caribbean, Kazakhstan and the USA as well as the United Kingdom.
Membership of The London College of Osteopathic Medicine (MLCOM)
Pre course learning is directed by our Distance Learning Module leading into a 2 week intensive course leading into the clinic based course running two days a week, Friday and Saturdays, over 18 months which means less weekday commitment, and also makes it easier for doctors to maintain their current activities.
Apart from standard anatomical works and abstracts from osteopathic and orthodox journals, trainees will find that they need to sample a variety of texts to acquire a balanced view of the field in which they will practice, students are not required to purchase texts prior to the course.
After success in their final examination, students are awarded Membership of the London College of Osteopathic Medicine (MLCOM), and are eligible to join the post-graduate Association of Medical Osteopaths.
In 1927 the Osteopathic Association Clinic in Boston Place was established by members of the British Osteopathic Association, itself created in 1911 as the professional association of osteopaths arriving from the USA less than 20 years after the profession was founded.