Accreditation site visit policies and procedures
Get familiar with the accreditation process for colleges of osteopathic medicine and learn about site visits and processes for travel reimbursement.
The COM Evaluator Manual helps members of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation’s (COCA) Evaluators Registry prepare to fulfill their responsibilities before, during and after a site accreditation visit to a college of osteopathic medicine (COM).
Team members are responsible for thoroughly reviewing and understanding the COCA’s Standards and Procedures to assess the COM’s compliance with them. If you’re new to the accreditation process, check out the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors’ overview of the process.
In addition to outlining team members’ site visit responsibilities, the manual details AOA policies and procedures for traveling to and from a site visit, meals, accommodations and reimbursement. It also describes the different types of site visits and how COCA staff schedules and plans each visit.