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Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Third-Party Comments

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Invitation for Public Comment

At its Aug. 21-22, 2020 meeting, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) will review an application for a Substantive Change Planned Class Size Increase for the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and progress reports from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, the COCA will review policies related to distance education and substantive change.

As set out in the COCA policies and procedures, the COCA may receive third-party comments on issues being discussed at a COCA meeting. Interested individuals and organizations may submit comments to Comments must include the name and contact information for the individual providing the comments. Please submit comments by Aug. 14, 2020.

The American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) has extended the time period to allow interested parties to submit comments on proposed changes to the substantive change policies addressing the development of a branch campus, development of an additional location, planned class size increases, unplanned class size increases, transitions from a branch campus or additional location to an independent college of osteopathic medicine, transition from branch campus to an additional location, transition from an additional location to a branch campus, and the annual report/mid-cycle report policy.

The COCA seeks comments from the osteopathic medical education community, the osteopathic profession, and the public at large on these proposed changes. Comments must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.

Please use this link only to submit comments regarding these policies. If you have any questions, please contact COCA staff at

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