TCOM earns 10-year accreditation with highest distinction

October 17, 2018

By Alex Branch

Tcom Web
 
The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was granted a 10-year Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome, the highest level of accreditation given by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

Frank Filipetto, DO, Interim Dean of TCOM

Frank Filipetto, DO, Interim Dean of TCOM

“We’re very pleased to have earned the highest level of accreditation possible,” said Frank Filipetto, DO, Interim Dean of TCOM. “To perform so well in all the areas evaluated shows that it was truly a team effort, from those team members that maintain our facilities to our faculty, staff, students, and community partners who are part of our TCOM family.

“We couldn’t do it without the help of our entire UNTHSC team and their commitment to our purpose of transforming lives.”

COCA, which reports to the U.S. Department of Education, is the national accrediting body for colleges of osteopathic medicine.

To earn and maintain accreditation, colleges undergo thorough evaluations to determine if they meet or exceed standards with respect to educational quality. Among the area’s examined are an institutions mission, leadership, finances, facilities, curriculum, faculty, staff, students, research, graduate medical education and outcomes.

Provost Charles Taylor, PharmD, said he was proud of the time, energy and effort that TCOM team members put into the rigorous accreditation process.

“To receive ‘Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome’ reiterates our commitment to the success of our students and is an outstanding example of the extraordinary teamwork happening every day at UNTHSC,” he said.

 

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