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Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
COCA is the only accrediting agency which is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) for accrediting institutions regarding predoctoral education of osteopathic physicians in the United States.
The address and phone number of the accrediting agency are: Secretary, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditations; American Osteopathic Association 142 East Ontario Street
142 E. Ontario Street. Chicago, IL 606011 (312) 202-8124 (313) 202-8424 (fax) email@example.com
Non-Compliance with AOA Accreditation Standards
KYCOM is committed to complying with and exceeding the accreditation standards set by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). According to the AOA, “Accreditation signifies that a college of osteopathic medicine has met or exceeded the AOA standards for educational quality with respect to mission, goals, and objectives; governance, administration, and finance; facilities, equipment, and resources; faculty; student admissions, performance, and evaluation; preclinical and clinical curriculum; and research and scholarly activity.”
The COCA accreditation standards and procedures can be found on the https://osteopathic.org/accreditation/ website under predoctoral accreditation. Faculty, staff, or students who believe that KYCOM may not be in compliance with a standard of accreditation have the right to file a complaint through the KYCOM – Accreditation Complaint Form, or directly to the:Secretary, COCA; American Osteopathic Association;142 E. Ontario Street. Chicago, IL 606011 (312) 202-8124 (313) 202-8424 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Students may initiate a complaint internally or with the COCA without fear of retaliation. Retaliation against any student for initiating an accreditation complaint is a violation of KYCOM policy and will not be tolerated.