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Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Third-Party Comments

Third-Party Comments

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At its April 2020 meeting, the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) reviewed and approved draft updates to certain sections of the document Accreditation of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: COCA Substantive Change Policies and Procedures for initial publication. All policies were reviewed except for the policies addressing development of a branch campus, development of an additional location, planned class size increases, unplanned class size increases, and transitions from a branch campus to an independent college. These remaining substantive change policies are still under review by the COCA’s Standards Review Committee and will be distributed for comment at a later date.

The COCA seeks comments from the osteopathic medical education community, the osteopathic profession, and the public at large on these proposed changes.

Please click the link below to submit a comment for consideration by the COCA during its final review of the policies to be conducted later this year. Comments must be submitted by Friday, June 19, 2020.

Any questions can be directed to the COCA at

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