Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine logo.png
Other name
ACOM
TypePrivate, non-profit
Established2010 (2010)
Budget$12.26 million[1]
ChairmanJohn McDaniel
PresidentRichard O. Sutton, III
DeanJames C. Jones
Students644
Location, ,
US

31°12′54″N 85°21′42″W / 31.2149°N 85.3616°W / 31.2149; -85.3616Coordinates: 31°12′54″N 85°21′42″W / 31.2149°N 85.3616°W / 31.2149; -85.3616
Campus200 acres
AffiliationsSoutheast Health, Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Alabama Medical Education Consortium
Websitewww.acom.edu

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is a private, non-profit medical school located in the city of Dothan in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the first osteopathic medical school in the state[2] and is believed to be the first osteopathic medical school in the nation established by a regional not-for-profit hospital.[3]

On April 24, 2017, the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), awarded ACOM full accreditation status.[4] Graduates of the college receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.).[5] The first class began study on 5 August 2013, and graduated on 13 May 2017.[6]

History

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine opened for courses in 2013.[7] It was the third medical school in Alabama.[7] In 2017, ACOM hosted its first community health fair.[8] In May 2019, a walking trail opened near campus, connecting the medical school with local retail developments.[9] In September 2019, ACOM established an internal medicine and pediatrics clinic in Ashford, Alabama.[10]

Front view of ACOM's campus.

Academics

Like many other medical schools in the United States, ACOM students will take basic science classes in the first two years of medical school, and move on to clinical clerkships during their third and fourth years.[11] Twenty students per year complete rotations at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.[12] Students rotate throughout Northern Florida in Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Panama City.[13][14][15] The school is currently aiding in the establishment of residency programs in the state of Alabama.[11]

The medical school offers two dual degrees:[16] a Master of Science in Management (MSM) Program and a Masters in Business Administration.[17] Both are offered via Troy University at Dothan.[17][18] A team of second-year students from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) won the International SimChallenge in Paris, France at the Society in Europe for the Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) annual meeting held June 14–16, 2017.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Fiscal Year 2013 Revenues and Expenditures by Osteopathic Medical College" (PDF). AACOM. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "About ACOM". Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. pp. 2–3. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Schierhorn, Carolyn (July 3, 2012). "Founded by a medical center, Alabama's new DO school to leverage hospital ties". The DO. Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  4. ^ "ACOM Granted Full Accreditation Status". Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM)" (PDF). American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "ACOM Graduates its Inaugural Class". Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b "ACOM opens its doors to inaugural class". Dothan Eagle. August 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Gurspan, Mike (March 19, 2017). "The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine held its first ever Community Health Fair". WTVY.
  9. ^ "Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine students enjoying new walking trail". Dothan Eagle. May 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Riley, Sable (September 26, 2019). "ACOM health clinic arrived in Ashford this week; will open in November". Dothan Eagle.
  11. ^ a b "2013-2014 ACOM Academic Catalogue" (PDF). Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12.
  12. ^ Washington, Cynthia (Aug 7, 2014). "The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Partners with Jackson Hospital in Montgomery". WTVY News.
  13. ^ "New West Florida Hospital affiliation aims to attract 'top talent' to Pensacola". Pensacola News Journal.
  14. ^ DION, ERYN. "Gulf Coast Regional readies for medical students". Panama City News Herald.
  15. ^ "ACOM Announces Medical Training Affiliation with Capital Regional Medical Center". Capital Regional Medical Center.
  16. ^ "Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine | Dual Degree Programs". ACOM. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  17. ^ a b "Dual Degree Programs". ACOM. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Archived from the original on 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  18. ^ https://www.acom.edu/acom_news/acom-medical-students-win-international-simulation-competition/ June 20, 2017

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