ATSU-KCOM awarded ‘Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome’ by COCAPosted: July 30, 2021
A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) has been awarded Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
This achievement, the highest possible under COCA, grants ATSU-KCOM the maximum accreditation length of 10 years. The School’s next accreditation review will be in the 2030-31 academic year.
“The University is very pleased with ATSU-KCOM’s accreditation results, and we wish to acknowledge Dean Margaret Wilson, DO, ’82, and all her faculty and staff contributing to this excellent outcome,” said ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84.
A comprehensive site visit was conducted virtually on Jan. 13-14, 2021. COCA reviewed the report and found ATSU-KCOM met all standards, affirming the decision during its meeting April 15-17, 2021.
“ATSU-KCOM is proud to have achieved the highest accreditation status possible set by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation,” Dr. Wilson said. “The University, School, faculty, and staff work very hard to assure all standards are met or exceeded in an ongoing effort to make sure the program continues to lead in osteopathic medical education.
“I am grateful for all those who participated in the accreditation site review process including our students, who represent the institution so well.”
COCA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accreditor of colleges of osteopathic medicine, and sets standards for educational quality.