American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Proposed COCA Standards

The following COM Accreditation Standard is being placed for public comment.

Proposed new standards will be published on the COCA website for a 45-day review and public comment period. Please email all comments to


 For Public Comment - Accreditation of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: COM Accreditation Standards


Addition of Standard 2.8.1

The COCA respects the religious mission of faith based schools. A COM having a religious affiliation or purpose may apply selection criteria and/or policies are that directly related to that affiliation or purpose so long as any such criteria and/or policies are made known to applicants and the public and do not contravene any COCA standard other than Standard 2.8.

Comment period ends Oct. 21, 2016.


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