The namesake of A.T. Still University, Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O., founded the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1892. KCOM was the first institution of osteopathic education in the world and continues to provide leadership for comprehensive medical education, research, and healthcare. Consistent with the college's mission, KCOM is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one of the best medical schools in the country for rural and family medicine training.
KCOM graduates represent a diverse group of osteopathic physicians practicing in every state and several other countries. They span all medical specialties and sub-specialties and comprise approximately a quarter of all practicing osteopathic physicians.