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OSU Medicine earns continued accreditation

TULSA, Okla.The Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine has received continued accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

The medical school received the maximum 7-year approval, with the next full survey and on-site evaluation scheduled for 2015. Prior to the approval, the college conducted a 15-month institutional self-study. A site inspection team from the AOA in September also was part of the approval process.

“We were commended by the AOA for our very effective self-study, which incorporated both electronic files and our Website,” said Dr. W. Daniel Cogan, Director of Academic Affairs and Accreditation for the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

The report to AOA-COCA by the site inspection team’s report stated “OSU-COM is to be commended for its mobile telemedicine clinic,” calling it an asset to the college.  “It is well accepted by the people served and the students who gain great clinical experience working with the rural communities of Oklahoma,” the report added.

In addition, the team complimented OSU’s use of osteopathic technique with patients at OSU Medical Center; their comment:  “OSU-COM is to be commended for its structural medicine inpatient rotation and guidelines manual for OMM treatments to the hospitalized patient,” the report stated.

The OSU clinical faculty and medical school alumni were noted for their loyalty:  “The OSU-COM alumni and other supportive Oklahoma physicians are to be commended for their volunteer efforts, which have resulted in an excess number of clinical rotations available for osteopathic medical students,” the team commented.