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Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM) has been granted pre-accreditation status from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). COCA is the accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) for predoctoral education of osteopathic physicians in the United States.

Pre-accreditation, as distinct from full accreditation, permits the KansasCOM to solicit applications and admit students, offer medical instruction within the approved osteopathic medical curriculum, and announce its Pre-Accreditation Status. KansasCOM can be considered for full accreditation status following the graduation of its first class, which it anticipates will occur in May 2026. The attainment of full accreditation status is subject to review and approval by COCA.

Contact information for COCA:
Secretary, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditations
American Osteopathic Association
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-202-8097
Fax: 312-202-8397

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Kansas ranks 40th in the U.S. in active physicians per capita.
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Counties in Kansas considered underserved due to a lack of physicians.
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The Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Opening in 2022, the Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s mission is to train the osteopathic physician of the future to provide effective, empathetic, and innovative care to optimize the health of patients and their communities.

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