ACOM has been a partner in the PCOM MEDNet Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI) program since October 2011. In addition to the relationship with PCOM MEDNet, ACOM has developed a strategic plan for graduate medical education (GME) and is actively engaged in increasing the number of residency programs throughout the state of Alabama.
ACOM was awarded funds from the state of Alabama’s 2017 Educational Trust Fund to support new residency positions. This award will provide startup funding for up to 12 Alabama hospitals, including the program application process, staffing, and other initial costs.
Please Note: Correction to factual error of the above with the following (1/4/2019):
The leadership of ACOM wishes to notify website readers of a factual error posted to this page. It inaccurately described that ACOM had received state funding to support the development of new graduate medical education programs in Alabama.
ACOM is a stand-alone, private, not-for-profit medical education program. ACOM does not nor has it ever received state funding for ongoing operations.
Within a week, we will publish a more detailed description of ACOM’s substantial contribution to the funding and success of this program.