Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
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 2,500 employees and an active medical staff of 300.

  • The first osteopathic college to open in Alabama
  • The first osteopathic college in the nation to share a campus with a regional medical center
  • One of 34 osteopathic colleges in the nation
  • Groundbreaking January 2012
  • Construction 2012
  • A class of 150 students to begin study August 2013
  • Granted Provisional Accreditation as of July 1, 2012, by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Inaugural class to graduate in 2017

Mission of ACOM
The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine will provide quality, learner-centered osteopathic education, research, and service with an emphasis on patient-centered primary care to serve the medically underserved areas of Alabama and the nation.
Vision of ACOM
The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine will be regionally and nationally recognized for significantly impacting the physician workforce needs and access to quality medical services.
Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Excellence and Passion
  • Respect
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Service
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

PhD

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Doctor of Osteopathic MedicineOsteopathic medicine is a distinct form of medical practice in the United States. Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate the injury. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.Osteopathic medicine was founded in the late 1800s in Kirksville, Missouri, by a medical doctor who recognized that the medical practices of the day often caused more harm than good. He focused on developing a system of medical care that would promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself and called this system of medicine osteopathy, now known as osteopathic medicine.Osteopathic physicians, also known as DOs, work in partnership with their patients. They consider the impact that lifestyle and community have on the health of each individual, and they work to break down barriers to good health. DOs are licensed to practice the full scope of medicine in all 50 states. They practice in all types of environments, including the military, and in all types of specialties, from family medicine to obstetrics, surgery, and aerospace medicine. DOs are trained to look at the whole person from their first days of medical school, which means they see each person as more than just a collection of organ systems and... [-]

USA Dothan
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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