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Colorado Medical School Receives Provisional Accreditation
Date:9/7/2007

PARKER, Colo., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, LLC (RVUCOM), the newest of the 28 colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States and the first college of osteopathic medicine in Colorado, has been granted provisional accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA). The provisional accreditation will allow the college to offer its educational curriculum, leading to a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.

With the granting of provisional accreditation, RVUCOM began the process of recruiting and interviewing for its first class of 150 future osteopathic physicians who are scheduled to matriculate in August of 2008.

The inaugural class will join one of every five medical students enrolled in U.S. medical colleges today. Upon graduation, these students will join the fastest growing segment of health care in the United States -- osteopathic medicine.

Mission

The mission statement of RVUCOM commits the college to the education of osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine, demonstrate integrity and professionalism in their lives, while providing ethical, compassionate, holistic and culturally competent osteopathic medical care to their patients.

RVUCOM strives to prepare physicians who are dedicated to improving access to competent and timely health care for all; with an emphasis on developing primary care physicians to improve medical access for at risk and rural populations, provide public service, and advance public health.

The college is committed to honoring osteopathic philosophy and heritage, advancing both the science and art of the practice of osteopathic medicine, while providing a state of the art, scientifically-based education for its students with an emphasis on prevention of disease, wellness, and patient-centered care.

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