The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine 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 in Dothan, a 420-bed regional medical center.
Southeast Alabama Medical Center serves more than 600,000 residents in a 75-mile radius and has more than 2500 employees and an active medical staff of 300.
Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic medicine stresses a comprehensive approach to health. In order to maintain good health and prevent disease, emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between the musculoskeletal system and other body systems.
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. The action of the COCA was as follows:
From April 22, 2012 through June 30, 2012, the accreditation status of the ACOM shall be "Pre-accreditation with permission to recruit, but not to admit students or offer instruction."
From July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017, the accreditation status of the ACOM shall be Provisional Accreditation, subject to reduction in status or advancement to Accreditation in 2017 as the COCA may determine. Beginning on July 1, 2012 the ACOM may admit students and proceed to offer instruction beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year with an approved class size of 150.
The Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is dedicated to developing a strong base of philanthropic support to help Southeast Alabama Medical Center and its affiliates provide quality health care and promote wellness. The Foundation seeks and receives charitable dollars to help SAMC enhance services, build new facilities, provide better training for health care professionals, fund cutting-edge equipment and technology, and bring unique and specialized services to the regional community faster than before.
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