American Osteopathic Association

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COCA Meeting Notification

Page Last Updated:   Feb. 6, 2017

The next meeting of the AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) will be held on: Thursday, April 6; Friday, April 7; and Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C.

Review of accreditation activities will begin on April 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern. The following accreditation items are on the agenda:

Initial accreditation site visit reports:

  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dothan, Alabama

  • Campbell University-Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine; Buies Creek, North Carolina

  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Indianapolis

Provisional accreditation site visit reports:

  • Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Fort Smith, Arkansas

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lynchburg, Virginia

  • University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine; San Antonio, Texas

The COCA will also review progress reports and annual reports; discuss proposed changes to the COCA standards; and consider nominations to Evaluators Registry.

Some of these agenda items are eligible for Third Party Comments. Detailed information about third-party testimony and procedures for its submission may be found in the section titled “Third Party Comments.”  

For more information about this meeting, including a request to present written third-party testimony, please contact the Secretary to the Commission: Alissa Craft, DO, MBA, Vice President, Accreditation; American Osteopathic Association; 142 East Ontario St.; Chicago, IL 60611; phone (312) 202-8124; fax (312) 202-8209; email