Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM)
at Midwestern University
Mid Western University logo.png
Former names
American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Type Private non-profit
Location
Downers Grove, Illinois
, U.S.
41°49′39″N 87°59′57″W / 41.8274°N 87.9993°W / 41.8274; -87.9993
Campus Suburban:
Downers Grove, 140 acres (56.7 ha)
Colors blue and white          
Website www.midwestern.edu/osteopathic

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) is a private, non-profit osteopathic medical school located in Downers Grove, Illinois, part of Midwestern University. CCOM grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, and is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

CCOM's curriculum is a discipline-based learning - where courses are taught with emphasis on case discussions and clinical correlates. Early clinical exposure are achieved through simulated patients.

The Downers Grove campus, located on a 156-acre (63.1 ha)[1] site in Downers Grove, is home to over 1,000 students at any time.

History[edit]

CCOM was founded in 1900[2] as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery by J. Martin Littlejohn, Ph.D., D.O., M.D. (1865-1947). The school was incorporated as a non-profit in Chicago, Illinois, to train physicians. It was the fourth osteopathic medical school to open in the United States.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University". American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University". American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Schools By Year of Inaugural Class". American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 

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