The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is a comprehensive, four-year osteopathic medical college located in Dothan, Alabama. ACOM, the academic division of the Houston County Health Care Authority, is affiliated with Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC) in Dothan, a 420-bed regional medical center. SAMC serves more than 600,000 residents in a 75-mile radius and has more than 2,500 employees and an active medical staff of 300.
ACOM, one of 29 osteopathic colleges in the nation, is the first osteopathic college to open in Alabama and the first osteopathic college in the nation to share a campus with a regional medical center. ACOM’s groundbreaking took place in January 2012, and the 15-month construction project was completed in May 2013. The college celebrated its historic grand opening on July 29, 2013, with more than 1,500 people in attendance to celebrate the event. ACOM’s inaugural class of 162 students began classes on August 5, 2013, and will graduate in 2017.