Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) achieved initial accreditation status from its programmatic accreditor, American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA), on Thursday, May 10, 2018. With this status, LUCOM has been identified to meet the requirements needed prior to graduating its first class. This status confers all rights and privileges of accreditation allowing a seven-year survey cycle of self-study and comprehensive on-site evaluation.
LUCOM received provisional status in August 2013 granting it permission to recruit and enroll student-doctors and offer the educational curriculum that leads to the degree, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
Liberty recruits individuals who share its mission and goals of making a difference in the health and lives of patients across the globe through expanding access to quality, state of the art osteopathic medical care, demonstrations of high standards of professionalism, morality and ethics, a goal of the expansion of medical knowledge and who demonstrate the vision, preparation, commitment, humanity, servants heart and philanthropic attitude that can make it possible.
The pursuit of an osteopathic medical degree is not without personal and professional demands. Physicians across the spectrum of medical practices however will assure you that the opportunity to improve the lives of others through the treatment of human pathology, the prevention of disease coupled with the promotion of health and wellness, the positive influence on society and individual lives that a dedicated physician can provide through leadership and service make those demands and sacrifices worthwhile.