Kansas Health Science Center EST. 2018

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.

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.

Accreditation Information

Proposed KansasCOM (applicant status—seeking accreditation) is currently in applicant status while seeking COCA accreditation. The AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accreditor of colleges of osteopathic medicine. COCA accreditation signifies that a college has met or exceeded the Commission’s standards for educational quality.

Transforming Health Care in Kansas and Beyond

Access to quality, compassionate physicians is paramount to the overall health and well-being of a community. Proposed KansasCOM (applicant status—seeking accreditation) will help improve this type of access in the field of osteopathic medicine for people throughout Kansas.

By combining the cutting edge medical technology with new facilities and a shared desire to create positive change, proposed KansasCOM (applicant status—seeking accreditation) will build the foundation for improved health care in Kansas while becoming a national hub for medical innovation.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is to train the Osteopathic physician of the future to provide effective, empathic, and innovative care to optimize the health of patients and their communities.

Our Vision

Utilize impactful educational methods and technology to train exceptional graduates that are known for service, empathy, and innovation to improve access to a highest standard of care for all.