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Kansas Health Science Center (KHSC) is a nonprofit institution with the goal of opening the proposed Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (applicant status- seeking accreditation). KHSC strives to positively impact the health care landscape in Kansas and beyond.

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Candidate Status Application | Public Notification of Opportunity to Comment

This will serve as formal notice consistent with COCA Accreditation Element 12.7 that the proposed Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM) (applicant status-seeking accreditation), Wichita, Kansas, intends to seek Candidate status through the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) with an anticipated review date by the COCA Executive Committee on June 4, 2020. Third party comments regarding this application or other questions or comments regarding the proposed KansasCOM  may be sent to COCA at predoc@osteopathic.org or COCA, c/o AOA, 142 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. The proposed KansasCOM (applicant status-seeking accreditation) is in the developmental stage of accreditation and has not been approved to recruit students. Inquiries to the proposed KansasCOM (applicant status-seeking accreditation) may be forwarded to Joel Dickerman, DO, Dean and Chief Academic Officer at jdickerman@kansashsc.org.

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Kansas ranks 40th in the U.S. in active physicians per capita.
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Counties in Kansas considered underserved due to a lack of physicians.
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Number of new primary care physicians needed each year.

The First New Proposed Medical School for Kansas in 100 Years

The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM) (applicant status-seeking accreditation)

Kansas Health Science Center is a nonprofit institution committed to increasing accessibility to health care and transforming the field through technological innovation. With the goal of opening a proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine (applicant status-seeking accreditation) in 2022, we strive to positively impact the health landscape and economic development in Wichita and the greater Kansas region.

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