The leadership and Board of Deans of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) recently welcomed three new colleges of osteopathic medicine as members of AACOM.  These schools have received approval to begin recruiting students.

The three new colleges of osteopathic medicine and their respective deans include:

  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (Dothan, AL)
    Craig J. Lenz, DO, Senior Vice President, Founding Dean
  • Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Buies Creek, NC)
    John M. Kauffman Jr., DO, CAO, Founding Dean
  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Indianapolis, IN)
    Paul Evans, DO, Vice President, Founding Dean

The three colleges are now available to students applying through AACOMAS (AACOM’s centralized application service) for 2013 entry into osteopathic medical school.

With the addition of these new schools, there are now 29 U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), four branch campuses, and four additional teaching locations. Currently, more than 20 percent of medical students in the United States are earning their degrees at one of the nation’s COMs.

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April / May 2012
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