The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCOM, received notification from its accrediting body that it was approved to establish a new branch campus in Auburn, Alabama. VCOM is fully accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, COCA, of the American Osteopathic Association, the only accrediting agency for pre-doctoral osteopathic medical education, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. VCOM now has the final accreditation approval by COCA to go forward with full licensure with the State of Alabama and to begin recruiting students.
The chairman and president of both the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, or VCOM, and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, or ARTF, signed an agreement establishing a branch campus and collaboration on biomedical research and healthcare projects. VCOM will build a new facility featuring classrooms, small-group learning rooms, laboratories and a technology center. The first class of 150 students is proposed for fall 2015.
“Our goals for a new branch campus are to provide state-of-the-art medical education and research and train students to practice medicine in areas with the most need,” said VCOM Chairman John Rocovich.