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The First New Medical School in Kansas in 100 Years

January 06, 2022


AACOM is delighted to welcome its newest member college, the Kansas Health Science Center - Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM). KansasCOM is located in Wichita, Kansas, and is the first osteopathic medical school in the state and the most recent medical school to be established in Kansas within the last 100 years. Joel Dickerman, DO, serves as the founding dean and chief academic officer. AACOM now represents 38 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine at 59 teaching locations in 34 U.S. states.

KansasCOM received pre-accreditation status during the AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) December meeting, allowing the school to now solicit applications and admit students. KansasCOM will be eligible for full accreditation status once its first class graduates.

“We are fortunate to have the support of so many local physicians, many who have joined the faculty to help develop a curriculum that is student-focused, patient-centered, and community-based,” says Dr. Dickerman. “Our outstanding faculty have been completely rethinking how we teach medicine, drawing hands-on experience and applied learning. Medicine is advancing so rapidly, and technologies are ever-changing; we are steadfast in our approach to ensure our physicians are trained to meet the needs of patients now and well into the future.”

Visit KansasCOM’s website to learn more about AACOM’s newest member college.