Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives Seven Year Accreditation

DO school recognized for meeting standards of educational quality

Date: October 22, 2018
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) with campuses in Harlem and in Middletown, New York, has received seven years of continued accreditation from The AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), Dr. Kenneth Steier, TouroCOM Executive Dean announced today.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) with campuses in Harlem and in Middletown, New York, has received seven years of continued accreditation from The AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), Dr. Kenneth Steier, TouroCOM Executive Dean announced today.

The COCA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accreditor of colleges of osteopathic medicine. COCA’s ruling signifies that a college has met or exceeded the Commission's standards for educational quality.

TouroCOM opened in Harlem in 2007 and in Middletown in 2014. The Middletown campus just graduated its inaugural class this year. TouroCOM attracts medical students who are committed to serving the underserved and is working to help end New York State’s rural doctor shortage.

“When we opened the Middletown campus, we imagined creating a socially aware program that embraced the technological and medical standards of the new millennium, but based in a more rural area,” said Dean Steier. “And that is what we are doing.  Receiving the seven years of continued accreditation is a reflection of our continued commitment to excellence in training and education.”

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to training osteopathic physicians, with a particular emphasis on practicing medicine in underserved communities, and to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine values and supports public service, research and osteopathic clinical service in the community.

 

About the Touro College and University System   

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to www.touro.edu/news