COCA Announces Standards Revisions Public Comment Period

The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) has posted for public comment proposed revisions to the accreditation standards for existing colleges of osteopathic medicine (COM) as well as new and developing COMs and their corresponding evidentiary submissions. The proposed revisions may be accessed here, and will be available for public comment until March 22, 2019.

The COCA will also hold a public open forum on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 3-6 p.m. (CST) at the American Osteopathic Association offices in Chicago. Individuals may participate in the public open forum either in person or virtually. If you wish to participate in person, please send an email to [email protected] with a subject line of “Open forum participation.” For virtual participation, dial-in information through the Zoom platform will be provided later.

All written comments must be postmarked no later than March 22, 2019, and submitted to:

Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
142 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Or by electronic mail to: [email protected] with the subject line “Comment – Proposed Revisions to Accreditation Standards.”

Please refer all questions to Brian G. Kim, Esq., Secretary, COCA, at (312) 202-8039.