Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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About KCOM

Mission : Campus : Dean : Osteopathic Medicine

Margaret Wilson, D.O.

Dean, KCOMDr. Margaret Wilson

Welcome to the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine website! This site provides you the information necessary as you decide where to receive your osteopathic medical school education.  After reviewing the information, I hope you consider KCOM as your first choice.  KCOM is the founding school of osteopathic medicine with a proud tradition of graduating the finest osteopathic physicians in the world. 

KCOM faculty members are dedicated to developing exceptional graduates who can outperform any graduate from other allopathic or osteopathic institutions in the country.  Faculty provide an excellent learning environment with individual attention.  KCOM has both formal and informal tutoring programs available.  Student Fellowships in Medical Education, Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine are available for those looking to enhance their professional resume.  In addition KCOM has a highly regarded master’s degree program in BioMedical Sciences.  KCOM also has a Humanities Center and offers many electives including those focused on spirituality, literature in medicine, vulnerable populations and global health.  Many of our faculty have been recognized by the governor of the state of Missouri for their outstanding teaching.

KCOM has recently developed an anatomical and clinical ultrasound curriculum.  Students learn living human anatomy with the use of bedside ultrasound technology that will enhance their ability to diagnose at the point of care. 

KCOM has the state-of-the-art Connell Information Technologies Center.  This houses the latest high fidelity human patient simulators, expanded library and multimedia area, new Clinical Skills and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment laboratory, and several more “breakout” rooms for small group activities.  Its internet capabilities connect KCOM with all our regional clinical training sites and any likewise equipped university in the world! KCOM has one of the oldest active Standardized Patient programs in the country.

There is plenty to do when you are not studying for classes, too!  The Thompson Campus Center has basketball and racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall, free weights and machines, treadmills, stair climbing machines, elliptical machines, and stationary bicycles.  It even has a sauna and a hot tub! The nationally recognized Still-Well program encourages a healthy lifestyle for all participants.  The school hosts marathons, canoe trips, and other enriching experiences.  There are plenty of organizations for you to explore your interests and practice the leadership skills you will need as physicians.

The Kirksville community offers a safe and relaxed lifestyle.  Opportunities abound to become involved in community life.  Whether you prefer mountain biking, day hikes, canoeing, water-skiing, the arts, theater, movies, or even nightlife, Kirksville has it all and if you wish Columbia, MO  is only an hour away.  Kirksville is also the home of the world class Truman State University.  St. Louis and Kansas City are roughly three hours away, and you can even take the train (round-trip) to Chicago in less than six hours!

KCOM is the right choice for many of the top students from around the country because they can receive a premier osteopathic medical education in a safe, friendly, and economical community.  All of this combines to make the "KCOM Experience" unbeatable.

Thanks again for stopping by A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, it is the right place to begin your career as an osteopathic physician!

Margaret A. Wilson, D.O.
Professor of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
A. T. Still University