At its April 21-22, 2012 meeting, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) reviewed the initial awarding of Provisional Accreditation to the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Initial Provisional Accreditation was granted by COCA on July 1, 2012.
Provisional Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation a new medical school can achieve until the year of graduation of its inaugural class.
ACOM matriculated its first class on August 5, 2013, which will graduate May, 2017. Looking ahead, ACOM will graduate more than 150 physicians each year, many of whom will practice in rural and underserved regions of the state. Students spend their first two years training in the new, state-of-the-art, 110,000-square-foot facility located in Dothan, Alabama. Students continue their clinical training in their third and fourth years at regional medical facilities across the state.