The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is one step closer to opening its doors to students.
The college’s board of trustees announced that it received approval from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation to recruit students for its inaugural class on July 9.
The decision was made at the association’s June meeting and comes after a 2-year application process. Throughout the application process, the proposed college has undergone two comprehensive studies and the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation’s commissioners have conducted extensive reviews.
After all of that, the proposed school could only earn the right to begin recruiting students after meeting all 11 accreditation standards. The standards include developing a mission, establishing leadership, generating finance, securing facilities, cultivating curriculum, hiring faculty, conducting research, building a learning environment, developing student services, Graduate Medical Education and creating learning