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Historic Reference of Osteopathic Colleges

Following is a list of all known osteopathic colleges, with information about dates, mergers, closing, and so forth. Institutions presently in operation are in bold. Additional information on these schools is provided for historic reference.

  • A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU/KCOM). Named changed from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (KCOM) in 2004. Formed in 1926 as the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery with the consolidation of the American School of Osteopathy and the Andrew Taylor Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery which had previously combined as the Kirksville Osteopathic College. Name was changed from Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in September 1971. On November 1, 2002, KCOM became part of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.
  • American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Chicago. Founded 1900. Name changed to Littlejohn College and Hospital, January 1909. School was discontinued in 1913.
  • American School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO. Founded 1892. Combined with Andrew Taylor Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery, Kirksville, MO, June 1924. In January 1925 the combined schools adopted the name Kirksville Osteopathic College. In July 1926 the two colleges were consolidated under the name Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery.
  • Andrew Taylor Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery, Kirksville, MO. Founded 1922. Combined with American School of Osteopathy, June 1924. In January 1925 the combined schools adopted the name Kirksville Osteopathic College. In July 1926 the two colleges were consolidated under the corporate name Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery.
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM), a college of Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. See Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/AzCOM).
  • Atlantic School of Osteopathy, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Founded 1899. Moved to Buffalo, NY, in 1904. Absorbed by the American School of Osteopathy in 1905.
  • Bolles Institute of Osteopathy, Denver. Founded 1897 under the name of Western Institute of Osteopathy. In 1899 the name was changed to Bolles Institute of Osteopathy. In 1901 it became known as the Colorado College of Osteopathy. Absorbed by the American School of Osteopathy in 1904.
  • Boston Institute of Osteopathy, Boston. Founded 1897. Name changed to the Massachusetts College of Osteopathy in 1903.
  • California College of Osteopathy, San Francisco. Founded 1898. Consolidated with American School of Osteopathy in 1912.
  • Central College of Osteopathy, Kansas City, MO. Founded 1903. Assets taken over by the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1940.
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM), a college of Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. See Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of (MWU/CCOM).
  • Chicago School of Osteopathy, Chicago. See Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of (MWU/CCOM).
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA. See Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery: See Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM).
  • College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Los Angeles. Founded 1914 by the merger of the Pacific College of Osteopathy and the Los Angeles College of Osteopathy. Converted to allopathic college in 1962.
  • Colorado College of Osteopathy, Denver. Founded 1897 under the name of the Western Institute of Osteopathy. In 1899 name was changed to Bolles Institute of Osteopathy.
  • Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (DMU/COMS), Des Moines, IA. See Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (DMU-OMC), Des Moines, IA. See Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM), Des Moines, IA. Name changed in 2004 from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (DMU/COMS). Founded 1905 as Still College of Osteopathy. Name changed to Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy in 1911. In 1945 name was changed to Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery. In 1958, name was changed to College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 1981 the college became part of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and the Health Sciences (UOMHS/COMS). In 1999, the name was changed to Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 200_ the name was changed to Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (DMU-OMC).
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM); Blacksburg, VA. Founded in 2000. Inaugural class began in 2003.
  • Florida College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tarpon Springs, FL. Established 1994.
  • Georgia Branch-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia-PCOM), Suwanee, GA. Founded in 2004. Its inaugural class began in 2005.
  • Greenbrier College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV. Established 1974. Name changed in 1976 to West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences -College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM). Name changed from University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine (UHS-COM), Kansas City, MO (name adopted in July 1980) in 2004. Established 1916 as the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery. Name changed in 1970 to Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO. See Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM).
  • Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery, Kansas City, MO. See Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM).
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (KCOM), Kirksville, MO. Named changed in 2004. See A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU/KCOM).
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery, Kirksville, MO. See Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine of A. T. Still University of Health Sciences.
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Erie, PA. Received charter from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education in 1992. First freshman class entered in fall 1993 and graduated in 1997.
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine–Bradenton (LECOM–Bradenton), Bradenton, FL. Received charter from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2003 as an additional location of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA. Its inaugural class began in 2004.
  • Littlejohn College and Hospital, Chicago. Founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Name changed to Littlejohn College and Hospital in 1909. Closed in 1913.
  • Los Angeles College of Osteopathy, Los Angeles. Consolidated with Pacific College of Osteopathy to form the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons in 1914, which converted to an allopathic college in 1962.
  • Massachusetts College of Osteopathy, Boston. Founded as Boston Institute of Osteopathy in 1898; name change was made in 1903. Closed in 1944.
  • Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pontiac, MI. See Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), East Lansing, MI. Established in Pontiac, MI in 1964 as the private Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine. Present name and university affiliation was established in September 1970. The move to the East Lansing campus was completed in 1971 and the first class was enrolled in the state-supported school.
  • Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of (MWU/AzCOM), a college of Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Name changed in 2004 from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM). Founded in 1995, AZCOM graduated its first class in 2000.
  • Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of (MWU/CCOM), a college of Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. Founded 1902 under the name of the Chicago School of Osteopathy. School was absorbed by the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1904, but its charter remained active and was amended in 1913 to change the name to the Chicago College of Osteopathy. In 1970, the name was changed to Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In March, 1993, it was incorporated into Midwestern University. In 2004 the name was changed to the current name.
  • Milwaukee College of Osteopathy, Milwaukee. Founded 1898 under the name of the Milwaukee Institute of Osteopathy. Name changed to the Milwaukee College of Osteopathy in 1900. Purchased by the American School of Osteopathy in 1901.
  • Milwaukee Institute of Osteopathy, Milwaukee, WI. Established 1898. Name changed to Milwaukee College of Osteopathy in 1900.
  • New England: See University of New England.
  • New Jersey: See University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM), of the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Long Island, NY. First class enrolled 1977.
  • Northern College of Osteopathy, Minneapolis, MN. Founded in 1896 as the Northern Institute of Osteopathy.
  • Northern Institute of Osteopathy, Minneapolis. Founded 1896. Name was changed to Northern College of Osteopathy. Merged with Dr S.S. Still College of Osteopathy in 1902.
  • Northwestern College of Osteopathy, Fargo, ND. Founded 1897. Consolidated with Dr S. S. Still College of Osteopathy in 1902.
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM), Fort Lauderdale, FL. Established as the Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, enrolling its first class in 1981. Changed name from Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989. Merged with Nova University in January 1994.
  • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), Athens, OH. Established by state legislation 1975. Enrolled first class 1976.
  • Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Tulsa OK. See Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM), Tulsa, OK. Established by state legislation 1972. Enrolled first class 1974. Name changed from Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1988. In 2001, the name was changed to Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Pacific College of Osteopathy, Los Angeles. Founded at Anaheim, CA, 1896, under the name of the Pacific School of Osteopathy. Moved to Los Angeles in May 1897, to South Pasadena in August 1903, returned to Los Angeles in 1904. In 1914 united with Los Angeles College of Osteopathy to form the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons in 1914. Converted to allopathic college in 1962.
  • Pacific School of Osteopathy, Anaheim, CA. Founded in 1896. Name changed to Pacific College of Osteopathy.
  • Philadelphia College and Infirmary of Osteopathy, Philadelphia. Founded 1898. Name changed to Philadelphia College of Osteopathy in May 1921.
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia, PA. Established 1898 as Philadelphia College and Infirmary of Osteopathy; certificate of incorporation was filed January 1899. Name changed to Philadelphia College of Osteopathy in May 1921 and current name was adopted May 1967.
  • Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM), Pikeville, KYPCSOM was founded in 1996 when its predecessor, Southern College of Osteopathic Medicine was merged with Pikeville College. PCSOM graduated its first class in 2001.
  • Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, North Miami Beach, FL. First class enrolled 1981. Changed name to Southeastern University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989.
  • Southern College of Osteopathy, Franklin, KY. Founded 1905. Sold to American School of Osteopathy in 1908.
  • Southern School of Osteopathy, Franklin, KY. Founded 1898. Consolidated with Still College of Osteopathy in 1905.
  • Still College of Osteopathy, Des Moines, IA. See Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Dr. S. S. Still College of Osteopathy, Des Moines, IA. Founded 1898; consolidated with Northern College of Osteopathy and Northwestern College of Osteopathy in 1902; consolidated with American School of Osteopathy in 1905.
  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX. See University of North Texas Health Sciences Center at Fort Worth/College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM), Mare Island, Vallejo, CA. Affiliated with Touro College, New York. TUCOM graduated its first class in 2001.
  • Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–Nevada (TUCOM–NV), Henderson, NV. Received charter from the State of Nevada in 2003 as an additional location of the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA. Its inaugural class began in 2004.
  • University of Health Sciences/ College of Osteopathic Medicine (UHS-COM), Kansas City, MO. This name adopted in July 1980. See Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM)-2004.
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM), Stratford, NJ. Established 1976. First class enrolled 1977.
  • University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE/COM), Biddeford, ME. Established 1976; first class enrolled 1978.
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC). Formerly Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Current name adopted in 1993.
  • University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (UOMHS/COMS), Des Moines, IA. See Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM).
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), Lewisburg, WV. Established 1974 as Greenbrier College of Osteopathic Medicine. Present name adopted in 1976.
  • Western Institute of Osteopathy, Denver, CO. Founded 1897. In 1899 the name was changed to Bolles Institute of Osteopathy.
  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), Pomona, CA. Founded as the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) in 1977. Changed to the current name in August of 1996.

 


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