American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

COM Accreditation Third Party Comments

The COCA will receive, review, and consider any written or oral third-party comment in regard to an accreditation action, request for substantive change, or request to enter into a teach-out agreement.  Written notice must indicate to which College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) the comment is addressed, and a general overview of the comments to be made.

Persons wishing to present third party testimony at a meeting must provide written notice thirty (30) days prior to the meeting they wish to attend. Although, persons wishing to present third-party commentary are not required to present oral testimony; it is expected that all third-party testimony will include a written portion. The COM will be notified of the third party presentation, and receive a copy of the written comments, so that they can have an opportunity to comment.

Notice of opportunity to comment will be provided with announcements of the meeting as issued in the AOA website, press releases from the AOA Department of Communications, and other vehicles as may be developed.