AACOM’s leadership and Board of Deans are pleased to welcome the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM) and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) Joplin campus.
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University was recently granted accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) to accept applications for a fall 2016 inaugural class. Following this announcement, NMSU President, Burrell Executive Chairman, and Governor Susana Martinez hosted the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Ground Breaking Ceremony at Arrowhead Research Park in Las Cruces, NM. BCOM will bring the new osteopathic medical school to the campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.
BCOM will welcome its first matriculating class of 150 seats in fall 2016 with Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer George Mychaskiw, II, DO. Application to BCOM is now available for prospective students applying through the AACOM centralized application service (AACOMAS).
On April 23, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) announced approval from COCA to open an additional campus location. The new KCU-COM campus will be located in Joplin, MO, and operated in collaboration with Mercy Hospital Joplin, Freeman Health System, and the city of Joplin and leadership from the surrounding community. With the opening of its Joplin campus—planned for 2017—KCU-COM will educate an additional 150 osteopathic medical students per class.
With the official approval of BCOM and KCU-COM’s additional Joplin campus, the United States is now home for 31 colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), with 44 locations in 29 states.